Choir of Young Believers are set to release their third record, Grasque, in late February. As early as February 6th, Frost Festival has the pleasure to present the band when they take the stage in Tycho Brahe Planetarium. Choir of Young Believers will be presenting their music in the Space Theatre’s unique surround sound cinema while accompanied by a spectacular light show.
Being one of the central acts on the Danish indie scene for almost a decade, Choir of Young Believers need little presentation. As the brainchild of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jannis Noya Makrigiannis, Choir of Young Believers has ranged musically from the folky indie-pop of breakthrough track “Sharpen Your Knife” to the grandiose, orchestral efforts of its sophomore release.
Just like the music itself, the band is constantly evolving around Makrigiannis, with a collective spirit in mind. Uniting some of the Danish music scene’s most remarkable characters, the ensemble hit its highest peak so far in 2012, with the release of the critically acclaimed Rhine Gold on Ghostly International.
With their third release, Grasque, ahead of them, Choir of Young Believers are preparing for a new chapter in the vibrant collective’s history. Turning to the 80s for inspiration, first singles “Serious Lover” and “Jeg Ser Dig” suggest Choir of Young Believers taking a more production-orientated approach to song-writing, structuring breathy choirs and soaring strings around programmed rhythms.
Grasque is set for release on February 19th, making Choir of Young Believers’ show in the Planetarium a unique opportunity to get a sneak peek into the next chapter of the ever-evolving collective.
Award-winning young Danish light artist Jakob Kvist will light up the facade, making the Planetarium a beacon in the winter darkness. Kvist has previously collaborated with Frost Festival, for instance at the abandoned National Aquarium in 2014 and for ‘Light at the Museum’ in 2015. Kvist will also create the light design in the Space Theatre, for Kentaur and Choir of Young Believers’ concerts.
In the Planetarium’s Tycho Hall, which houses the permanent exhibition, Tobias Ebsen & Yoke will create an interactive lighting experience. Featured at the Denmark Pavilion for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, Tobias Ebsen combines design and research, focusing on the interplay between technology and aesthetics. YOKE is a design agency that similarly works within interaction design, famed for state of the art experience-driven solutions.