ENSEMBLE EDGE (est 2016) is the first Aarhus-based new music ensemble entirely dedicated to the performance, exploration, and development of contemporary soundscapes in works for choir and strings, written by some of the most prominent and innovative composers of our time. The ensemble also works to build interdisciplinary new music collaborations between Denmark and the United States.

The core of the ensemble is made up of a quartet of Danish and American musicians:

Martha Marie Petri, Mathias Skaarup Sørensen,

Lauren Biglow and A.J. Keller.

These artists collaborate from across the Atlantic to make new music (especially for choir and strings) accessible and interesting to a broader audience. They accomplish this by engaging with the best choral artists and composers from their Scandinavian-American mutual networks.

ENSEMBLE EDGE is a dynamic ensemble that changes form and character from one project to another.
We hope to continue to share our passion for contemporary choir & string repertoire with audiences in Aarhus and beyond by way of cross-genre collaborations, ranging from jazz musicians to multimedia/visual artists.

You can read more about our previous and ongoing concert activities HERE!


Why EDGE ?

We call ourselves “ENSEMBLE EDGE” in honor of our two biggest inspirations:

The first is the image of a spectacular cliff called Preikestolen in Norway. Carved out of rock, this ancient “EDGE” is a testament to the sculptural power of nature. We select repertoire that explores these sorts of compelling themes.

Secondly, we are ENSEMBLE “EDGE” because we experiment at the cutting edge of music. We are dedicated contemporary musicians blending the complementary timbres of voice and strings in well-balanced polyphony.