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Efterklang take-over: Leaves, Liima, films – More Music – Brugge April 2016

December 10, 2015 by Rasmus

Leaves photos by Mathias Løvgren Bojesen

More Music! festival has dedicated a whole day of their program to Efterklang.

Come and join us in Brugge, Belgium on April 8th 2016.

They are calling it REVERBERATIONS: An Evening with Efterklang.

We are bringing the entire LEAVES team for a concert version performance of the opera that we co-composed with Karsten Fundal.

Our other band Liima, that we share with Tatu Rönkkö, will also be performing and there will be screenings of the films An Island (by Vincent Moon & Efterklang) and The Ghost of Piramida (by Andread Koefoed & Efterklang).


LEAVES premiered at Copenhagen Opera Festival July 2015 in co-production with Sort/Hvid. The opera is composed by Karsten Fundal and Efterklang and features English lyrics by Ursula Andkjær Olsen. All 16 original performances took place in a abandoned hospital / cold-war bunker and were completely sold-out.

The performance at More Music will be a concert version of Leaves, with the same team of singers and musicians from the Copenhagen performances.

Singers: Lisbeth Balslev (soprano) – Morten Grove Frandsen (counter tenor) – Katinka Fogh Vindelev (soprano) – Nicolai Elsberg (bass) – Casper Clausen (Efterklang)

Musicians: Mads Brauer (electronics, Efterklang) – Rasmus Stolberg (bass, Efterklang) – Bjarke Mogensen (accordion) – Jenny Lüning (viola) – Josefine Weber (viola) – Marie Louise Lind (cello) – Josefine Opsahl (cello) – Ying-Hsueh Chen (percussion) – Sara Nigard Rosendal (percussion) – Michael Min Knudsen (organ)


When Liima played at Le Guess Who? a few weeks ago they also recorded a session for 3VOOR12.

Watch them perform ‘Amerika’, ‘Your Heart’ and ‘Trains in the Dark’ via YouTube:

Posted in An Island, Concerts, Efterklang, Film, Leaves, Liima, Tatu+Efterklang, The Ghost of Piramida |

Andreas Koefoed’s The Ghost of Piramida Documentary Released Digitally!

October 1, 2013 by Rasmus

After more than 1000 screenings around the world since November last year THE GHOST OF PIRAMIDA has finally been released digitally.

Andreas Koefoed’s Efterklang film is available for online renting (3,70€) or download (11€) via Vimeo’s new on-demand service.

In The Ghost Of Piramida director Andreas Koefoed follows Efterklang on their 9 day audio expedition to the ghost town Piramida on Spitsbergen, located just a thousand kilometers from the North Pole and home to more polar bears than people.

Accompanied by their taciturn and not visibly impressed Russian polar bear guard, the group goes on a treasure hunt in the empty buildings of the ghost town, while the narrator, the former Piramida-citizen Alexander, takes us back to a bygone era, when Piramida flourished and the immigrant Russian miners and their families lived in a Soviet parallel society far from the brutal reality of their homeland.

Efterklang collected over a thousand sound recordings for the album ‘Piramida’ (4AD, Sep 2012) they later wrote and recorded in Berlin.

The music in the film incorporates some of the early sketches, as well as finished songs from the album.


Watch the trailer for The Ghost of Piramida below here:

Posted in Efterklang, Film, Piramida, The Ghost of Piramida |

New Video For Monument – Celebrating the 1 year anniversary of Piramida and the Release of The Ghost of Piramida

September 25, 2013 by Rasmus

This new video for ‘Monument’ by Andreas Koefoed and Hvass&Hannibal marks the 1 year anniversary of the release of our 4th album ‘Piramida‘ of which ‘Monument’ is the closing song.

It also honours ‘The Piramida Concert‘, the live album we released June 10th 2013 together with the classical orchestra Copenhagen Phil.

And further it marks the digital release of Andreas Koefoed’s Efterklang documentary ‘The Ghost of Piramida‘. On Friday, September 27th, ‘The Ghost of Piramida‘ will be made available for online renting and download at Pre-order of the film is already available.

Thats a lot of celebration and referencing for just one video, but let us explain how it is all connected.

Both recordings of ‘Monument‘ are featured in this music video. First half of the uses the album version of the song and then follows the live version of ‘Monument’ from ‘The Piramida Concert’.

The 8mm footage used in the video is filmed by Alexander Ivanovic Naumkin, who lived in Piramida (Pyramiden) for many years and who plays a leading role in Andreas Koefoed’s film ‘The Ghost of Piramida’.

The music video features clips from ‘The Ghost of Piramida’ documentary and also artwork and animations by Hvass&Hannibal, who also did all the artwork for ‘Piramida’ and ‘The Piramida Concert’ releases.

(if you live in Germany, then watch the video at

No one, but Nan Na and Sofie (of Hvass&Hannibal) and Andreas could have made this video. They have been some of our closest and must trusted collaborators on this entire Piramida project. The others are Francesco Donadello and our live band: Martyn HeyneTatu RönkkëKatinka Fogh VindelevBudgie and Peter Broderick + crew: Anders BollStuart Bailes and Nico de Rooij.

Happy 1 year Anniversary!
Hope you enjoyed the video and please enjoy the film on Friday.

The Piramida tour is coming to an end, but we hope to see you at one of the last shows. In the near future we will visit Germany, UK, Ireland, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Bucharest, Slovakia, Austria, Poland, Malaysia, Korea, ChinaHong Kong and Norway. And then it all ends with a very special concert together with Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester February 26th 2014 on Als in Denmark where we grew up and where An Island was filmed. More info here.

Posted in Celebration, Concerts, Efterklang, nostalgic, Piramida, The Ghost of Piramida, The Piramida Concert, Video |

Vrije Geluiden – Interview from Into The Great Wide Open

September 16, 2013 by Rasmus

September 6th we finished our 2013 Summer Tour on the beautiful island of Vlieland at the Dutch festival Into The Great Wide Open.

Dutch television was there too and we did an interview with them.

If you would like to watch the interview and also some clips from Andreas Koefoed’s Efterklang film The Ghost of Piramida then here you go:

The Efterklang interview and feature starts at 16:50

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, Interview, Piramida, The Ghost of Piramida, TV |

The Ghost of Piramida Wins Chopin’s Nose Film Award

May 22, 2013 by Rasmus

This past week the annual Planete+ Doc Film Festival took place in Warsaw, Poland and the Efterklang film The Ghost of Piramida won the award Chopin’s Nose for Best Music Documentary.

We were so lucky to be present at the award ceremony together with director Andreas Koefoed. After the ceremony we played our debut concert in Warsaw. We had a terrific time. Thanks to everyone and a special thanks to Andreas Koefoed. We love you and we love the film you have made. Thank you!

More info about the Award and film festival available here.
More info about The Ghost of Piramida available here.

Bonus Picture:
Here is Mads with the prize Chopin’s Nose

Posted in Celebration, Competition, Efterklang, The Ghost of Piramida |

Private-Public Screenings Extended Until March 31st – Last Day to Sign Up to Host is March 20th

March 14, 2013 by Rasmus

There have been close to 700 Private-Public Screenings of The Ghost of Piramida within the last 5 weeks, so due to public demand it’s been decided to extended the period of this lovely little project.

Private-Public Screenings of Andreas Koefoed´s Efterklang film The Ghost of Piramida now runs until March 31st 2013.

The last possible day to sign up for hosting a Private-Public Screening is March 20th. You can sign up here:

The Rules for hosting a Private-Public Screening are very simple. If you are a private person or non profit organisation you can host a Private-Public Screening of the film.  You need to be able to accommodate minimum 5 people and entrance has to be kept free. You can read much more about the details at the project here:

Below you can watch the trailer for the film and some photos from Private-Public Screenings from around the world.

Posted in Efterklang, Piramida, The Ghost of Piramida |

NPR Radio Piece on Piramida + 500+ Private-Public Screenings of The Ghost of Piramida + postcard from USA + P3 Prisen

March 5, 2013 by Rasmus

Greetings everyone. We got a nice little selection of news for you!

We are a week into our North American Tour and we are having a really good time. Thanks to everyone who came out for the shows this past week. Today we play in Denton, TX and from here on we continue west. All dates can be found here: EFTERKLANG on TOUR

How One Band Turned a Ghost Town into a Giant Recording Studio.
Yesterday NPR (US National Public Radio) aired a 7 minute piece on our recent album Piramida. We are very happy with the radio piece and you should take a listen if you have time  - LISTEN/READ.

Today we also want to thank the many cool people who already have or about to host a Private-Public Screening of The Ghost of Piramida.  There are more than 500 confirmed screenings now. Very cool! The project runs until March 24th. You can sign up to host your own screening in here:

We are also happy to announce that we have been nominated for P3 Prisen – one of Denmark’s most important Music Awards. The award will be given to the winner at a big TV show on March 27th. We will play live and it will be broadcasted on danish TV station DR3.

Here is a photo by Eddie Kim from when we visited NPR´s Tiny Desk Concert project some days ago. Keep your eyes open for this to air :-)

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, Piramida, The Ghost of Piramida |

Nordic Council Music Prize, Ghost of Piramida, Trio Debut

February 22, 2013 by Rasmus

Lots of news today. We have been nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize 2013. That’s a big honour for us and we are quite stoked to be included in such fine company. You can read more about the nominees and prize here.

This weekend there are more than 50 Private-Public Screenings of The Ghost of Piramida. This makes us very happy. We are thrilled to see the energetic and enthusiastic welcoming of the project and the film.  You can sign up to host your own screening or join one. More info here:

Efterklang as a Trio!
We played our very first concert as a trio this past week. It happened on top of a 1400 Ton heavy diesel engine. We played new songs and had a really nice experience. Thanks for Frost Festival for setting this up. Here is a little reportage from the concert:

Posted in Concerts, Efterklang, The Ghost of Piramida |

New Efterklang Video – THE LIVING LAYER

February 12, 2013 by Rasmus

Collages of roadside snow and modern Copenhagen architecture sets the setting for this cosmic journey through the song. We are really thrilled with this video for The Living Layer from our Piramida album.

The video is made by Malthe Fischer & Eleanor Bock Lund and it features the dancers Karis Zidore, Olivia Riviere, Nanna Stigsdatter and Meleat Fredrikson.

You might know Malthe Fischer from his endeavours with the Danish band Oh No Ono. Unfortunately they are not around anymore, but we really recommend both their albums. Danish music when it is best.

Enjoy the Video!! , but before please receive a warm greeting from us. We are currently touring touring touring and we are also happy to see that so many people are hosting Private-Public Screenings of The Ghost of Piramida.

PS. If you live in Germany then use this link to watch the film.

Posted in Efterklang, The Ghost of Piramida, Video |

Private-Public Screenings of The Ghost of Piramida – Sign Up Today + New Trailer

January 29, 2013 by Rasmus

We are thrilled to announce that from February 8th to March 24th 2013 everyone is invited to host their own screening of THE GHOST OF PIRAMIDA, the new Efterklang film by Andreas Koefoed.

Already from today you can sign up to host a Private-Public Screening via

Last time we ran the Private-Public Screenings project almost 1.200 people hosted their own screening of An Island, our collaborative film with Vincent Moon. We still look back at that and consider it one of the most fun and interesting times we’ve had as a band. We are now hoping to repeat this and we welcome all of you to host a screening of The Ghost of Piramida.

The rules are very simple. In order to host a screening, each event must adhere to the following:

• The screenings need to be free entry
• The screenings need to be public
• The screenings need to have a minimum capacity of 5 people
• The screenings need to be verified by Efterklang & Andreas Koefoed (only screenings that are featured on are official Private-Public Screenings)

In other words as long as the host is a private person, entrance is free and it is an open event (as capacity permits) the Private-Public Screenings can take place at a home, at a café, in a school auditorium – basically, anywhere.

Those planning to host screenings in their own homes will be able to have full control over who can attend.

If you are interested in hosting a Private-Public Screening of The Ghost of Piramida then visit: You can also find much more information about the screenings in there.

Today we can also present the trailer for The Ghost of Piramida. We hope that you’ll like it:

Posted in Efterklang, Film, Piramida, The Ghost of Piramida |

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