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Nordic Cool 2013

Cool Club

For the duration of Nordic Cool 2013, the Terrace Gallery will become the Cool Club, an extension of the Nordic Design Illustrated exhibition. The Cool Club will feature the iconic Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chairs, on loan from Fritz Hansen, the Embassy of Denmark in Washington, D.C., and Furniture from Scandinavia, and a new curtain made from fabric by Marimekko.

On this page: List of all the festival events in the Cool Club genre.
Image for Midaircondo featuring Michala Østergaard-Nielsen

Midaircondo featuring Michala Østergaard-Nielsen

Midaircondo, joined here by percussionist Michala Østergaard-Nielsen, explores avant-garde sound art, electronica, jazz and melancholic pop, and is known for its visual and improvised concerts.

Thu., Feb. 21, 2013

Terrace Gallery

$25.00

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Olli Hirvonen Quartet

Finnish guitarist Olli Hirvonen's quartet has been the main outlet of his creative vision since 2008.

Fri., Feb. 22, 2013

Terrace Gallery

$25.00

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Terje Isungset's Icemusic

One of Norway's most innovative and distinctive percussionists, Terje Isungset collects material from nature and creates new instruments. For Icemusic, he carves instruments out of pure ice, including from the 600-year-old Jostedal glacier.

Sat., Feb. 23, 2013

Terrace Gallery

$25.00

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Forum: Master Builder/Master Builders: Performing Architecture

Does the design of physical theater spaces and venues affect the experiential aspects of performing arts? Are there other, perhaps surprising, ways of relating architecture and theater? This panel discusses perspectives from both sides of the curtain.

Sun., Feb. 24, 2013, 1:30 PM

Terrace Gallery

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Forum: Designing Nature: Art & Architecture in Cities and Public Spaces

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels discusses the development, challenges, and responses to sustainable design in public spaces.

Sun., Feb. 24, 2013, 4:00 PM

Terrace Gallery

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Forum: Living by Design: A Holistic Approach to Everything

How does design impact every aspect of our daily lives? This discussion on contemporary Nordic design tackles issues such as trends, influences, philosophies, and market differences, as well as production challenges.

Tue., Feb. 26, 2013, 7:00 PM

Terrace Gallery

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Forum: Artists & Audiences: Who Sees What?

This conversation will touch on issues such as trends and influences in contemporary Nordic performance; the relative importance of tradition and experimentation in the work; the age factor of audiences, and more.

Wed., Feb. 27, 2013, 6:00 PM

Terrace Gallery

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Gjermund Larsen Trio

Praised for his technical and emotional musicality, award-winning Norwegian violinist/fiddler and composer Gjermund Larsen performs with Andreas Utnem (organ & piano) and Sondre Meisfjord (double bass).

Thu., Feb. 28, 2013

Terrace Gallery

$25.00

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Yggdrasil

Based in the Faroe Islands, Yggdrasil was founded by the Danish composer and pianist Kristian Blak, a 2011 nominee of the Nordic Council Music Prize. Its works draw ideas from ethnic material and improvisation ranges from free to classical style.

Fri., Mar. 1, 2013

Terrace Gallery

$25.00

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Literature Panel: The Secret Behind the Northern Lights

In this interactive session, Norwegian solar physicist Pål Brekke utilizes photos and video footage from NASA satellites to discuss the visual phenomenon known as the Northern Lights.

Sat., Mar. 2, 2013, 10:30 AM

Terrace Gallery

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Literature Panel: Family--Secrets and Truths

Whether the bloody feuds of the Icelandic family sagas or the heated marital strife of Strindbergian drama, the internal dynamics of the family stand at the center of the Nordic literary tradition. This panel explores notion of family today.

Sat., Mar. 2, 2013, 1:30 PM

Terrace Gallery

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The Hemsing Sisters

Norwegian violinists Ragnhild & Eldbjørg Hemsing have been playing together since the ages of seven and five, when they first played for the Norwegian Royal Family at the National Theatre in Oslo.

Sat., Mar. 2, 2013

Terrace Gallery

$25.00

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Literature Panel: Nordic Crime: Ice, Volvos, and Murder

Is Nordic noir a voice of its own? This discussion features some of the region's foremost crime novelists offering their own takes on the success of the genre and its unique characteristics.

Sun., Mar. 3, 2013

Terrace Gallery

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Literature Panel: Prize-Winning Literature

The Nordic Council Literature Prize is awarded for a work of literature written in one of the languages of the Nordic countries that meets a "high literary and artistic standard." This panel features some recent winners discussing their works.

Sun., Mar. 3, 2013, 6:30 PM

Terrace Gallery

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Literature Panel: From Classics to Crime--Translating Nordic Fiction for American Readers

Join us for a lively conversation with award-winning translators Steven T. Murray and Tiina Nunnally, who have plenty of stories to tell about the joys and controversies they have encountered in nearly three decades of translating Scandinavian fiction.

Mon., Mar. 4, 2013, 7:00 PM

Terrace Gallery

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Literature Panel: In the Cracks Between the Lines: Magic Realism of the North

Nordic realism? Only on the surface. For in the cracks between the lines of Fagerholm, Kamban, and Ómarsdóttir, myths, sagas, and strange worlds peer forth.

Tue., Mar. 5, 2013, 7:00 PM

Terrace Gallery

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Literature Panel: Poetic Expressions of Nordic Origins--Reflections Today

Nordic mythology has been a literary inspiration for numerous Nordic writers. This event explores Nordic mythology in contemporary Nordic poetry.

Wed., Mar. 6, 2013, 7:00 PM

Terrace Gallery

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Caroline Henderson

Danish vocalist Caroline Henderson's joie de vivre, passion, and uncompromising attitude were always the driving forces behind her career, making her a true diva of jazz.

Thu., Mar. 7, 2013

Terrace Gallery

$25.00

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Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio

Proclaimed an "impressive newcomer" by the Village Voice, Icelandic pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs and her Trio bridge the Brooklyn/Reykjavik jazz divide by combining the elegance of the European approach with a fiery New York drive.

Fri., Mar. 8, 2013

Terrace Gallery

$25.00

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Jacob Anderskov's Agnostic Revelations

Danish pianist, composer, and bandleader Jacob Anderskov has performed all over the world and previously wowed D.C. audiences with his "edgy, evocative compositions" (JazzTimes).

Sat., Mar. 9, 2013

Terrace Gallery

$25.00

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Film: The Phantom Carriage (Sweden)

One of the greatest classics of the Scandinavian silent cinema, The Phantom Carriage is based on a legend that the last person to die in a given year must drive the carriage picking up the souls of the dead all throughout the next year.

Sun., Mar. 10, 2013, 2:00 PM

Terrace Gallery

$8.00

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Forum: Breaking the Ice: Images of Climate Change

In this conversation, Greenlandic photojournalist Jørgen Chemnitz will speak about the realities of global warming, as witnessed through his lens.

Mon., Mar. 11, 2013, 7:30 PM

Terrace Gallery

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