Casper Cordes

"Casper Cordes is a composer working with speech and human utterances as a material for his compositions; in this work Axes, he uses at the one hand, the State of the Union speech GW Bush gave in 2002, where he for the first time mentions an Axis of evil. On the other hand, he uses a documentary, ZANANEH, (Various types of women, including prostitutes and vagrants, are interviewed as they hang out or seek refuge in a ladies' room beside a park in Teheran, (IMdB)). The final form of the idea is a musical composition for Sinfonietta and improvising pianist; in the composition, parts of the iranian women's speech are contrasted with parts of the GW Bush speech (both 'translated' into musical notation), with the pianist playing a role as mediator/commentator. The work has been performed by Oslo Sinfonietta, in August 2006, with Ellen Ugelvik on piano. At this presentation, a recording from the performance is being used"

Short CV

Casper Cordes (b. 1971)
Njalsgade 16. 3tv
2300 København S
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2005 Copenhagen, Denmark; Charlottenborg Forårsudstilling; two works, interactive installations, in collaboration with visual artist Thomas Lindvig
2004 Bremen, Germany; Festival der Künste; Fuerteventura, interactive installation, in collaboration with Thomas Lindvig; won 1st price.


2006 Oslo, Norway; Oslo Kammermusikfestival; Akser for Sinfonietta (2006); performed by Oslo Sinfonietta and Christian Eggen.
2006 Amsterdam, Holland; Gaudeamus Festival; Retten til at begæres, (cl., trp., perc., acc., vlc; 2005); performed by Ensemble Aleph, France.
2005 Washington, USA; University of Washington; Da imitirash sebe si, (1 performer: DB., voice., performance; 2003); performed by Irina Kalina Goudeva.