Since 2013, Madame Nielsen has been writing the world on the roads: criss-crossing Europe, popping up in Ethiopia, traversing Mexico City, Saint Petersburg & The Pentland Hills, singing the world into language, and every step and every new turn, city, landscape has changed her voice and she made it all appear anew.
24. April 19:30 hrs. at Cafe Hack, Aarhus Teater: Madame Nielsen & Mads Emil Nielsen & guitarist Gorm Askjær
25. april 19.30 hrs at Litteraturhuset Nybrogade 28, København: Madame Nielsen & Mads Emil Nielsen & guitarist Joel Gjærsbøl
LEUKERBAD: 26.-28. June, Madame Nielsen will – for the first time in her life – show up in the Swiss mountains at Literaturfestival Leukerbad
ERNEN: Sunday 21. July, Madame Nielsen will enter the stage at the festival Queerlesen in Musikdorf Ernen, to read and discuss Der endlose Sommer with Bettina Böttinger
10 – 21 September, Madame Nielsen will be at Berlin International Literature Festival with her novels Der Endlose Sommer & The Monster
The race-erasing show by Madame Nielsen & Christian Lollike stirred the Danish public into a foaming race-race. The show transgressed the stage borders and fourth and fifth walls out into the public space and the social networks. It includes Sister Nielsen’s own black songs, viral music videos and much more. Until the 12th performance the show was named and publicited as White Nigger / Black Madonna but then – of reasonable reasons – reduced to its initial title.
Black Madonna is part 1 of a beyond-the-races work, which also includes:
PART 2: “Who, what, why is she” + “2 x Black Messiah” – a photo exhibition by Mdm Nielsen, Lollike and Sofie Amalie Klougart
PART 3: The music video BLACK MOON RISING by WHITE PRIVILEGE
Black Madonna show calendar:
12-15 October 2019: Teater S/H in Copenhagen.
22-26 October 2019: Aarhus Teater
I årene 2005-2007 førte Mikkel Bolt og den navnløse repræsentant for Das Beckwerk en række samtaler om kunsten, livet og revolutionen. Resultatet blev bogen I sammenbruddets tjeneste, der udkom i efteråret 2008. I samtalerne diskuterede Bolt og den navnløse repræsentant ikke blot forholdet mellem kunst og revolution i dag, de forudså også finanskrisen og det accelerede politiske kaos, vi har levet i siden. Sammenbrud over hele linjen.
Ti år efter var bogen og dens temaer aktuelle som aldrig før. Derfor besluttede Mikkel Bolt og den forhenværende navn- løse, nu såkaldte Madame Nielsen at mødes igen og fortsætte samtalen for at afgøre fremtiden for revolutionen og livet hinsides kunsten på Planeten Jorden.
Det blev til i alt to samtaler, som denne gang foregik foran et publikum på teatret Sort/Hvid i København og under ledelse af Christian Lollike. Samtalerne med deres plan for en erobring af undtagelsestilstanden foreligger nu på skrift under overskriften:
Madame Nielsens horrifying new novel THE MONSTER is now paralyzing the world
The Monster is a New York horror novel, a vision of the impending.
READ THE 5-6 starred REVIEWS:
THE MONSTER is published worldwide by:
Norway: Pelikanen: March 2018
Germany: Kiepenheuer & Witsch: January 2020
Spain: Editorial Minuscula: Winter 2019
France: Notabilia, NOIRS sur BLANC: Spring 2020
In December, The Nielsen Sisters were live in concert at Litteraturhuset on Vandkunsten, Copenhagen
16 – 30 November, Literaturhaus Berlin is devoting the entire building in Fasanenstrasse to a Madame Nielsen Werkschau.
The work and search beyond identities from 2001 and onwards is shown in objects, videos, pictures and texts.
The opening night took place as A Madame Nielsen Evening
The Nielsen Sisters as trio – Sister Nielsen, Sister Anja Lahrmann & Sailor Simon Toldam – made the midnight hour be forever.
Monday 26 November at Schauspiel Köln, Madame Nielsen met on stage with Jakob Augstein, chief editor and son af the legendary founder and editor of Der Spiegel Rudolf Augstein and also of the grand old author Martin Walser. The dialogue will be broadcasted on WDR 3 and published in the weekly newspaper Freitag.
22-25 November, Madame Nielsen took part in Europäische Literaturtage in Krems & Spitz an der Donau in Austria
As part of the multi-national performance on nationalisms and national emotions Topographies of Paradise, Madame Nielsen in collaboration with Alex Ahrendtsen – Cultural Spokesperson for the Danish Peoples Party – has developed and staged Mr. Ahrendtsen’s personal vision of The Danish Scene.
Friday 12 October at Skuespilhuset, The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, this outstanding national vison was shown 4! times. Starring: Karin Heinemeier, Sigurd Holmen Le Dous (& Madame Nielsen her very self)
13. September – 10 February 2019 Madame Nielsen is part of the TRANSIT exhibition at museum KØS in Køge.
The bildungs-roman Invasionen (The Invasion) has turned into a three-dimensional space. And the Mexico City-walk is on show as a video-satellite in the museum café.
In early October, Madame Nielsen will complete her European Walk Over 7 Borders from 2015 with a 2-days walk fra Køge along the E-line to Copenhagen Central Station.
Madame Nielsen’s major project on European national(istic) visions culminated 25 August at The Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern during the Bergman Festival in Stockholm. In collaboration with 10 actors from 5 big European theatre houses associated in the pan-European stage arts organisation Mitos21 Madame Nielsen mapped and performed the multitude of nationalisms and separatisms, which are currently blooming all over the old continent.
During the coming season, the performance will – we hope – go on a small tour d’Europe to Belgrade, Copenhagen & Barcelona. Watch out for dates!
The mission includes the following theaters:
National Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia
Teatre Lliure in Barcelona, Spain
Akademie für Darstellende Kunst in Ludwigsburg, Germany
Dramaten – Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern in Stockholm, Sweden
The Royal Danish Theater in Copenhagen, Denmark
3-16 March, Madame Nielsen will be book-touring that U.S. with her novel The Endless Summer
published 13 February by Open Letter Books
Her she goes: The first dates and cities:
5 March : Portland at Powell’s Bookstore
6 March : Seattle at Elliot Bay
8 March : San Francisco at Green Apple Bookstore – interviewed by Scott Esposito
11 March : Houston, Texas, at Brazos Bookstore
13 March : Rochester, Minnesota, at Spirit Room, University of Rochester
15 March: New York City at Scandinavia House
Thursday 22. February the new and long-awaited album from
THE NIELSEN SISTERS: Mum & Dad
hit the world, the wide, the web and the real record shops
& it sounds like sex and sorrow and die till you dance in your ears and hearts:
SISTER NIELSEN: vocals & guitars / SISTER ANJA: vocals / SIMON SAILOR TOLDAM: keyboards, bass, organ, electronics & clarinet /
Jakob Høyer: organ, keyboards, groove box & reverse guitar / Niels Bosse Davidsen: double-bass & cello / Oliver Hoiness: guitar / Anders Banke: clarinet / Henriette Groth: viola & clarinet / Mads Emil Nielsen: moog, electronics & cosmic noise
Recorded live in Koncertkirken/Blågårds Church, Copenhagen / Engineered & produced by Jakob Høyer / Mixed by Mads Emil Nielsen & Jakob Høyer
BUY THE ALBUM NOW & HERE!
WATCH THE VIDEO-SINGLES:
7 April (Saturday) 21 hrs: Teater Sort/Hvid, Copenhagen – THE RELEASE CONCERT
I anledning af 10-året for bestselleren ”I sammenbruddets tjeneste” mødtes Madame Nielsen og Mikkel Bolt i december på Teater Sort/Hvid for i samtale med teaterdirektør Christian Lollike at diskutere fremtiden for revolutionen. Mere end 100 verdensborgere var op og sad med ører på stilke og fulgte den nådesløse dyst. Men netop da det afgørende svar skulle formuleres, måtte samtalen afbrydes og scenen ryddes.
I mere end en måned holdt verden vejret, før denne kunstens og intelligensens Bermuda-trekant i igen mødtes den sidste aften i januar for at give publikum de svar, vi ikke længere kan leve uden:
Hvad gør vi med det igangværende sammenbrud? Hvordan håndterer vi alle de sammenvævede kriser, økonomiens, den biosfæriske nedsmeltning, den såkaldte ‘flygtningekrise’, de politiske institutioners kollaps, den totalitære stramning og kunstens neoliberalisering? Hvilken strategi skal vi vælge: tilbagetrækning, konspiration, forræderi eller “den lange march gennem institutionerne”? Står vi stadig i sammenbruddets tjeneste, eller er det snarere Undtagelsestilstanden, vi vil erobre. Og hvem fanden er ”vi”? Og ikke mindst: Skal Bolt virkelig give sine døtre til revolutionen?
Var du der ikke? Så kan du få svaret senere på året, når tidsskriftet Vagant i et særnummer publicerer hele samtalen.
9 – 16 October, Madame Nielsen was participating in Mexico City’s Zocalo International Book Fair, presenting her first novel in Spanish: El verano infinito.
Read the wonderful review in the important Spanish newspaper: El Periodico
18 – 26 September, Madame Nielsen returned to her city of cities: Paris to promote the French translation of her novel The Endless summer – in French: l’Eté Infini, published by Editions Notabilia .
Read the spell-bound review in LIBERATION by author and Prix Médicis winner Mathieu Lindon
Madame Nielsen’s novel The Endless Summer is seducing the Spanish readers all over the Planet Earth:
In Spain & Latin America, the novel was published in April 2017 by Editorial Minúscula, Barcelona, translated by Blanca Ortiz Ostalé
In France, it was published August 24 2017 by Edition Notabilia, in a translation by Jean-Baptiste Coursaud
In the US, it will be published 13 February 2018 by Open Letter Books , translated by Lady Gaye Kynoch
In Germany, it will be published 8 March 2018 by Kiepenheuer & Witsch, in a translation by Hannes Langendörfer
Read the 5-starred reviews:
Madame Nielsen is on a never-ending tour with her Salon – including pianist and wizard of musical toys Sailor Toldam – visiting capitals and major cities all over Europe, from Stockholm to Berlin, Krakow and Paris. In each city Madame choses a proper residence and invites the local guests to her bedroom, where they are treated with songs, poetry and dance. In each city, Madame invites a special guest – the most influential female being of the region – to discus the problems of gender and the state of our planet.
At the moment, Madame and her Sailor have gone into winter lair, of all places: in Auschwitz.
April-June: Paris, Studio 116, Les Recollets
17-19 September: Stavanger, Norway – Kapittel Festival
22-24 September: Oslo, Norway – Black Box Teater
13-15 October: Aarhus, Denmark – Aarhus Teater
17-18 October: Odense, Denmark – Odense Teater
23+24 January: Berlin, Deutsches Theater
29 January: Oslo, KHIO
30+31 August 2016: Stockholm – Bergman Festivalen – Dramaten
16+17 September 2016: Stavanger Kapittel Festival
15 November 2016: Katowice, Poland Ars Cameralis Festival
Saint Nielsen and Madam Karrebæk’s Da Gud var Dreng (When God was a Boy) was nominated for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize .
NIELSEN, Cæcilie Østerby Sørensen’s film-in-3-parts about the work of Das Beckwerk, was premiered at the international documentary film festival CPH:DOX in November.
Thursday 31 March, Madame Nielsens enlightenment novel INVASIONEN (THE INVASION) was published (by Gyldendal Publishers), telling the tale of the long lost continent Europe in the year of 2015 where a new kind of humanity arrived.
Read some of the online REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS:
In September INVASIONEN was published in Norway by Pelikanen Publishers
The Impossible Walk – documentary from Nielsens 2008-attempt to walk under The Flag of Friendship from to mountains between Iran and Afghanistan and down through the capital Kabul
Walking under a Banned Flag – documentary from Nielsens pre-revolution intervention into the dark matters of the Egyptian regime in November 2010 – an attempt to solve the new caricature crisis.
Colonizing Iran! (2006) – Nielsen & Altheimer staging the second Iranian Revolution
The Language of Hope (2009) – starring Olaf Johannesen as the medium of Barak Obama
The Transformer (2014)
The Last European (2005)
Reumertprisen 2003 – in 2003, Nielsen was awarded a Reumert Prize for “best playwright of the year”. Nielsen was expected to show up and receive the prize live and direct in the TV-show from The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. BUT: an alter ego showed up and took over the show.
Madame Nielsen is on a tour de Europe with her Salon. The arrival at each new city takes the form of a pilgrimage. Along the ways, Madame takes notes in her little white book and snap shots of herself and her surroundings with her very smart phone.
The European Pilgrimages are and will currently be published by Salon 55, so watch out!:
Den endeløse sommer came out in Denmark August 2013 and had brilliant reviews – buy & read the real thing HERE:
Read the reviews:
The Nielsen Sisters have revealed the charismatic behind-the-scenes version 4 of their blockbuster music video
8 and 10 November, the documentary film festival CPH:DOX dedicated an entire evening to the works of The Nielsen Movement and the movement’s ancestor Das Beckwerk:
Cæcilie Østerby Sørensen’s film-in-4-parts about Das Beckwerk
I gave my Body to The Revolution, the agent-thriller-movie about Nielsens attempt to donate his other body to the revolution, on Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, on a Holy Friday and – unforeseen – at the same time as 1 million furious Egyptians gathered on the square to support The Muslim Brotherhood.
Read the review HERE
appears before the world only when the body temperature rises above 40 degrees Celsius. In his elevated presence he has access to the time before creation When God was a Boy. As a true Saint he wrote down his vision, a most holy book now illuminated by Madam Karrebæk.
Buy the Holy Book here: Høst & Søn.
WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO LOVE & PEACES
June 6th., The Nielsen Sisters gave their millions of fans a Royal Release Concert in Copenhagen.
In May, Madame Nielsen left her beloved Paris to open a salon in her bedroom at the harbour front of Copenhagen. In Salon Madame Nielsen, the chosen few were be received around Madame’s bed. Accompanied by her pianist, Sailor Toldam, she entertained the guests with ballads, poetry and discourse on the most emergent topics of Today. Each night a special female guest arrived to discuss the feminine future of our world with Madame.
Among the excellent women guests were: stage director Elisa Kragerup, author Suzanne Brøgger, critics & novelist Leonora Christina Skov, politician Özlem Cekic, trend old lady of Danish performance art Kirsten Justesen and bishop Tine Lindhardt.
Nielsen and stage director Elisa Kragerup has taken their “Theatre of The Medium” another step and another dimension further towards a new world order in Markedet (er ikke noget sted) / The Market is no Place;
The end of market economy staged as a Wagner dystopia for the 21st century.
22 April, the new The Nielsen Sisters album appeared on the planet as touchable matter – LP/vinyl, CD – and virtually as downloadable sound. The name of the darling is Love & Peaces.
BUY THE ALBUM AS LP/CD/Download HERE
18 – 28 April, Nielsen – the author, playwright and metteur en scene of History – undertook a journey to universities and theaters throughout Germany; eine Frühlings-Deutschlandsreise:
20. April: Berlin – Deutsches Theater
21 April: Berlin – Humboldt Universität
22 April: Göttingen – Georg-August Universität
23 April: Frankfurt – Schauspiel Frankfurt
24 April: Frankfurt – Goethe Universität
27 April: Ludwigsburg – Akademie für Darstellende Kunst Baden-Württemberg
Throughout February 2015, Nielsen was residing in the Danish provincial capital Aarhus as distinguished visiting professor at Centre for Fictionality Studies at Aarhus University.
The movie about the Angel in Ukraine had it’s world premiere on the international documentary film festival CPH:DOX Thursday 6 November in Copenhagen
“The winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize was announced at the Nordic Council Prize Gala Wednesday 29 October 2014 in Stockholm.”
23 October, the Nordich Council nominated Nielsen-novel was published in Swedish translation as “Mina möten med de verkliga författerna” by Kabusa Böcker; and the book has been praised by the Swedish critics.
Read the brillant reviews:
Thursday 25 September Sister Nielsen & Mads Emil Nielsen launched their new album The Transformer; an album made almost only from (millions of) Sister Nielsen voices.
Buy the entire album for only 40 d.kr. here
The Ukrainian Nielsen book
is published by Meridian and in September Nielsen & Miss World was touring the huge country to promote the book with readings and concerts.
Ultimo September Father Nielsen and his Ukrainian angel left Kiev for an expedition into Eastern Ukraine.
Read Father Nielsens reports in Politiken about the sufferings in Donetzk Oblast:
Saturday 16 August Nielsen was in Grimstad to present his Claus Beck-Nielsen novel Mine møder med De Danske Forfattere and discuss the political and aesthetic pros and cons of the Austrian author Peter Handke.
Læs Nielsens dom over Handke i det norske tidsskrift Vagant.
No matter where in the world there is a conflict, Miss World arrives to encourage the individuals and heal the fractures.
Throughout May and June, Miss World has travelled all over Ukraine – from Kiev along the border to Donbas to Kharkiv, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa in the south and Lviv in the West – in her white dress, with her black guitar and her bright songs.
Miss World is singing to the Ukrainians about the Russians, and to the Russians about the Ukrainians.
And at the end of the song we will all just be human.
Follow Miss World – The Guardian Angel in Ukraine on her Angel’s WingBook
Read the 4 big features in Politiken:
Watch the 5 minutes video on Politiken tv
In August 2012, Nielsen had a conversation with his grandfather 21 years after his death.
The conversation with the dead was broadcast by the Radio 24Syv
The new major performance by La Nielsen Transformatoren (The Transformer) took over CaféTeatret in Copenhagen; a performance of the being beyond age and gender; the new feminine selves of La Nielsen, travelling through the bodies, movements, images and voices of those who were before: Blixen, Bausch, Ofelia, Antigone, Medea, PJ, Michael(a) Jackson, female samurais, amazones, reptiles, birds and others of the millions of Others.
Listen to the radioactive sound emissions:
Interview & reviews:
In November-December 2013 Nielsen has been staging The European Media with German actors/mediums at Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany. The production was subsequently shown at HAU in Berlin as part of the NordWind Festival.
Read the reviews
Watch the video-registration (Password: dasnielsen)
The Claus Beck-Nielsen-novel Mine Møder med De Danske Forfattere (My Encounters with The Danish Authors) has been nominated for the major Nordic Council Literature Prize.
Read more and buy the novel here
I am Fiction (Identitetstyveriet) – director Max Kestner’s movie about the High Court-trial Thomas Skade-Rasmussen versus Nielsen & Gyldendal Publishers, and the tragical consequences of the verdict – was shown on Danish television:
DR2, Tuesday 1. October 20:30 hrs.
watch the trailer on Youtube:
3-11 September the oldest of The Nielsen Sisters was touring the Ukraine (Kiev, Czernowytz & Lviv) with solo concerts and poetry readings.
4-7 July The Nielsen Sisters performed 4 concerts at Roskilde Festival
The oldest of The Nielsen Sisters has moved to Paris,
and in her new home in the 10th arrondissement Sister Nielsen is holding a monthly “salon”, where she is receiving guests and treating them with music, dance and poetry reading.
The first three “salons” took place on
Friday 19 April, Thursday 16 May and Friday 14 June
In the last days of May, The Nielsen Sisters were touring Norway.
On the threshold to winter and darkness the world has been saved by the sound of the debut album of The Nielsen Sisters: We are Multitude
Buy the album online here
Premiere 15. november kl. 19:30
Spilleperiode for De Europæiske Medier:
Hippodromen, Folketeatret, København: 12.-15. december
5-9 September Nielsen & Sisters performed at “Meridian Czernowitz – III International Poetry Festival” in the Ukranian city of Czernowitz. Visit the festival program
Read the interview in the Ukrainian weekly «День»
Torsdag 23. august udkom Nielsens nye roman Store Satans Fald simultant på Gyldendal i Danmark og på forlaget Oktober i Norge.
Romanen fik 5 stjerner og hjerter i Politiken, Berlingske Tidende og Jyllands Posten.
I Danmarks Radio sagde Klaus Rothstein “Den roman rummer nogle af de mest fascinerende og grænseoverskridende og uheldsvangre passager, jeg nogensinde har læst i en dansk roman.”
Og i Kristeligt Dagblad skrev Lars Handsten “en større litterær og kunstnerisk begivenhed, som fornyer litteraturens etiske, politiske og eksistentielle potentiale.”
Nielsen’s new novel Fall of the Great Satan was published 23 August by Gyldendal Publishers (Denmark) and Oktober (Norway)
Sunday 13 May The Nielsen Sisters presented the songs from the forthcoming album The Nielsen Sisters: We are Multitude
Friday 27 April Saint Nielsen made his second attempt on a full and real resurrection. A reenactment of his first attempt on 22 January. He was once again assisted by his Banned Band.
Script by Nielsen
Directed by Elisa Kragerup
Sunday 8 April Agent Nielsen returned to Cairo to make the third and final attempt to free the plaster copy of Claus Beck-Nielsens body. In September 2010 the effigy was shipped to Cairo as a representative of the universal state citizen to have it’s death bed and burial in the City of the Dead. At the arrival in Cairo Airport it was seized by the Egyptian Intelligence Service, who suspected it of being a statue of the Prophet Mohammad. A few weeks later Agent Nielsen arrived and made his first attempt to free the statue, but he too ended up in the hands of the Egyptian Security Service. This may have been the beginning of the Egyptian Revolution, which culminated a month later in January 2011. Since then – for almost 1½ years – the statue has been considered lost in the post-revolutionary turmoil. But in March 2012 the Danish Embassy in Cairo reported that a private Egyptian individual, a Mr. Eng. Hazem had put it on sale for 5000 Egyptian Pounds. According to himself he had bought it from the Customs (a.k.a. the Security Service?). This final mission of Agent Nielsen was to redeem the statue and – on Friday 13 April after the morning prayer – to let six Egyptian revolutionaries carry the statue through the streets of Cairo to Tahrir Square and finally “bury” it in the hands of The People and the Revolution.
The statue tracked down in a warehouse in Giza, home of the Pharaos:
the transformation from the ideal world citizen through Mohammad caricature, black market commodity, Jesus figurine, hostage, freed and finally a gift to the People, who immediately transforms the ideal man into the Evil himself: Omar Suleiman:
Dagbladet Information Friday 16 March
Attempt no. 1 – at Cafe Teatret, Copenhagen