NOTE: the event takes place at Havnegade 15, 9400 Nørresundby
Aalborg: The Working City is an audiovisual site specific concert reflecting on the industrial past and current transition. Being a former industrial workers city, Aalborg has to find its way so it still can function and stay attractive.
With transition comes change and not without effects on its citizens and the face of Aalborg. One doesn’t have to look into the writings of Richard Florida to know about the dangers of these processes such as gentrification but he also formulates what makes a city tick.
Malte Steiner works with these urgent topics of urban development in his artistic practice, the latest realisation is the art project The Big Crash he started in 2019 and which is exhibited in Aalborg in the new art space XM3 - rum for samtidskunst August 1st-25th which would make a good companion.
For the event Aalborg: The Working City he creates a show with his electronic music project Notstandskomitee, founded in 1991. The departure point of this piece is the past of Aalborg, illustrated with Industrial sounds and realtime generated visuals, slowly transforming into modern Click’N’Cuts and IDM sounds. It is performed with a combination of prepared material, live modular synthesizer and metal percussion, not only illustrating the history of the city but also the development of Notstandskomitee itself, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Brolandingerne is generously supported by Aalborg Kommune and #vigenstarteraalborgsammen