Video from the Summer Solstice event at Dodekalitten

Summer Solstice Concert
Dodekalitten, Kragenæs, Lolland
Friday, June 21st, 2019

This Summer Solstice event was conceived as a single musical entity performed within the huge monument, Dodekalitten with Thomas Kadziolas sculptures as the backdrop. The concert was performed on the new permanent 6-channel sound system recently installed at Dodekalitten. The audience and performers moved freely within the stone circle surrounded by sound from the 6 speakers. The concert began with Wayne Siegel’s permanent sound installation, Solkreds. The musicians improvised with the sound installation and gradually a new composition developed: Summer Solstice. A traditional Danish song was sung by the audience accompanied by Solkreds. Later, the band MIRA played songs inspired by Celtic music. And finally the sound installation Solkreds returned to play until the sun set in the southwest.

Jakob Buchanen

19:00 – 19:00 welcome and introduction
19:15 – 19:30 Solkreds –permanent sound installation by Wayne Siegel (plays as usual all day until before the concert)
19:30 – 19:40 Improvisation on Solkreds (Jakob Buchanan, trumpet, Mira Siegel, vocals)
19:40 – 19:55 Summer Solstice, new composition for trumpet, voice and computer (Jakob Buchanan, trumpet, Mira Siegel, vocals, Wayne Siegel, motion-tracking performance system)
19:55 – 20:00 Sommervisen (traditional Danish summer song with audience participation)
20:00 – 20:30 MIRA (duo performing original compositions inspired by Celtic music, Mira Siegel, vocals, Camilla Overgaard, guitar)
20:30 – 22:00 Solkreds –permanent sound installation by Wayne Siegel