Simon Løffler: Becoming Animal

Non-human music

Saturday, 17 September, at 13:00–13:45 | 15:00–15:45 | 17:00–17:45 | 19:00–19:45
100 kr

If humans were animals, what would music sound like?

Simon Løffler: Becoming Animal (2022, WP)

Danish composer Simon Løffler is on a mission to bring composition nearer to the condition of animal behaviour. He adapts the signs of ritual behaviour and display to a human performance method, in the process opening up the parameters for how the body can be utilised in the generation of music.

The borders between instrument and the body, spontaneity and composition, ritual and concert, are broken down. Animal voices find new ways to infiltrate our midst and become a part of our art. This project has been developed over a three year period in close collaboration between the composer and the other performers.

Simon Løffler: Becoming Animal (2022, WP)

Animalia III.a
Animalia II.a
Animalia III.b
Animalia II.b
Animalia IV.a
Animalia I
Animalia III.c
Animalia IV.b

Becoming Animal. Photo: Polina Borisova.

Becoming Animal. Photo: Alexander Banck-Pedersen.

Becoming Animal. Photo: Maja Wilhite-Hannisdal.

Becoming Animal. Photo: Reiner Pfistererer/ECLAT.


  • Simon Løffler

Beak and animal

  • Simon Løffler

Elephant eyelashes and fox

  • Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen

Butterfly wings

  • Ellen Ugelvik

Beak and butterfly wings

  • Jennifer Torrence

Beak and animal

  • Inga Margrete Aas, double bass and voice

In collaboration with

  • MUNCH and Norges musikkhøgskole