Robyn and Joel's Blog: Chronicling our Copenhagen Adventures

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Much Music

One of our favorite things about living in Copenhagen is the abundance of live music. Last night, Robyn and I attended a concert by the renowned jazz singer Dianne Reeves (some of you may know her from the George Clooney film Goodnight & Good Luck). It was an outstanding show. John Cage once said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture--I'm inclined to agree--so rather than string together a series of superlatives, I'll simply encourage you to see her perform if you have the opportunity. I'm not a huge jazz fan normally, but it was one of the better shows I've seen.

Over the past couple of months, we've seen other great performances spanning multiple genres: from quirky Swedish indie pop (Jens Lekman), opera (Faust), and relentlessly perky Danish dance-pop (Alphabeat), to experimental electronica/classical music fusion (Murcof). There are even more genres on our upcoming musical calendar: instrumental drone rock (Explosions in the Sky), ragged neo-psych (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), American neo-folk revival (Iron and Wine), and brooding indie art-rock (The National). The Copenhagen Jazz Festival this July will offer even more options. And who knows? We may even brave the mud and crowds to attend the legendary Roskilde Festival this summer.

Copenhagen is a great city for a music lover.

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