On November 10 at 7.30 PM writer and journalist Martin Kongstad meets Martin Hall in Pressen, Politiken Hus, Vester Voldgade 33, Copenhagen. The evening will be Hall’s only appearance for the rest of 2016.

Martin Hall had recently finished written an autobiographical book about his early years, a book that begins in 1972, when he as a boy lived in Spain during General Franco’s reign and ends with his mother’s suicide in 1984. The book was set to be released in September 2016, but a week before deadline Hall chose not to sign the contract anyway. Why?

Among other subjects this evening’s talk will revolve around privacy in relation to the public life of an artist. Hall has in recent years abandoned an at times extremely visible and outgoing career to focus on a far more reflective process these days. Recently he wrote the music for Ingvar Cronhammar’s highly acclaimed “H” installation in The Cisterns, one of last year’s most visited art events in Denmark, but has only appeared in public on a few occasions since then.

Photo: Shixin Liang.


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