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Workers' Museum

Allan Olsen – solo (DK)

at the Workers' Museum Banquet Hall

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19:00 - February 25, 2016

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Thursday, February 25th, marks the end of Frost’s three day stay at the Workers’ Museum. Man of the people and legendary Danish musician Allan Olsen guests the festival to give the venue a proper send-off.

With over 35 years of professional experience, Allan Olsen started out playing small local venues and pubs in the 70s. Since then, he has become a veritable household name: record releases have gone platinum, live performances receive widespread critical acclaim, and Allan Olsen has built up a loyal fan base through the years, who are always waiting to see what’s next.

Furthermore, in 2015 Olsen debuted as an author, with the memoir ‘Tilfældigt i Strejfet’. That same year was packed full of touring and recording, and Allan Olsen shows no signs of slowing down. This means that Frost Festival will be hosting a musician in his prime – routined, passionate and ready to put on an amazing show.

Now Allan Olsen is returning to how it all started: the little shows. The day before his show at the Workers’ Museum, Olsen is giving a unique intimate session as part of Frost Bites. Here he will be giving his audience a chance to get up-close and personal, showing his fans that the heartfelt dedication goes both ways, and taking the time to thank them for their support through the years.

This intimacy is also on the agenda for Allan Olsen’s show at the Workers’ Museum – an institution which holds a special place for many Copenhageners already. Under the red banners of the Banquet Hall, Allan Olsen will be written into a long history of democratic inclusivity. The Workers’ Museum tells the story of the working man through the ages, and no one is better suited to appeal to the working man in Denmark today, than Allan Olsen.

Over Frost’s three-day stay in the Worker’s Museum, light artists add an extra layer to both the Banquet Hall and permanent exhibition. Famous for large-scale video installations and transformative displays, Obscura has a long history working with visual and video scenography for all kinds of live events. They will be lighting the Banquet Hall, enchanting the audience by constructing objects that become living video sculptures though projection-mapping; light installations tailored for this particular event.

Throughout the Worker’s Museum permanent exhibition, light design collective Ungt Lys hack bits and pieces of the display, allowing audiences to go on a visual exploration through the museum halls. Ungt Lys is a group of young people with interdisciplinary skills, who share a common passion and interest for light. On a voluntary basis they explore the different branches, techniques, and methods within the field of light, having worked with Musikhuset Aarhus, Roskilde Festival and the Botanical Gardens in Copenhagen, to name a few.

Allan Olsen

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