Kontrapunkt

The modern age has yielded a society with an insatiable desire for quiz shows. Trivia is the new drug of the masses.
We here at the Nordic Music Days certainly do not want to miss out on the golden opportunity of tapping into this mega-trend for a worthy cause. Namely, Contemporary Music.
Drawing inspiration from the legendary pan Nordic classical music quiz show KONTRAPUNKT, we are satisfying the thirsty masses’ lust for trivia and knowledge with our very own take on the good old television quiz show format.

Back in the golden era of Nordic public broadcasting, whole generations of television viewers sat on the edges of their seats racking their brains to name the opus number of That Mozart concerto or This Bach cantata. Now is the time to give contemporary music a place in the quiz show sun. In our take, we are not just putting more emphasis on how the teams arrive at their answers, but questioning the perception and very idea of how we listen to music in the 21st century. Not only the What, but the Why and the How.

 

Nordic Music Days 2016 | Kontrapunkt Programme

1 October 2016
Harpa | K2
Free Admission

11:30 Kontrapunkt 1
A contemporary music quiz between the Nordic countries.

13:00 Kontrapunkt 2
A contemporary music quiz between the Nordic countries.

 

14:15 Kontrapunkt 3
A contemporary music quiz between the Nordic countries.

17:00 Kontrapunkt Finale
A contemporary music quiz between the Nordic countries.

 

The first Kontrapunkt tribute series was recorded in the Nordic Embassies in Berlin in November 2015.
Here you can see four episodes: