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Efterklang, The Last Concert

Efterklang, with a philharmonic orchestra, a choir, guests, unreleased tracks… It all makes for an exceptional concert given by the Danish band last February. Vincent Moon was on center stage with them. Today, we present to you the film that resulted from this unique event.

Last winter, Efterklang organized a unique concert, one that was ambitious and bountiful: the band not only came up with the South Denmark Philharmonic Orchestra (Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester) directed by Hans Ek, but also with a women’s choir and a bevy of special guests.

By a coincidence likely provoked by a long friendship, Vincent Moon was in Sønderborg. They invited him to get up on stage and join in on the concert. It was an exceptional moment in which Efterklang gave his compositions an extra breath of life, a rare grandeur. Majestic music spreading its wings like never before, and Moon filming it all from the inside. Try not to shiver while listening to “Cutting Ice to Snow” or the incredible “Porcelæns Parader” at the end. And don’t miss the interlude, when the singer, Casper, strolls around the Alsion Concert Hall and records different musicians improvising, scattered among the audience.

The film is called The Last Concert, but it isn’t really the last one – far from it. We are proud to present this film to you. You can download the audio recording here.

Translated by Lauren McCracken