With a special interest in the body and the movement as compositional material Lindemann’s work as a composer and performer focuses on that space between you and I. In her work the body and sound form part of an exploration of the limitations and the possibilities of connection posed by the body when it is understood as a musical instrument.
‘Lindemann’s work is an invitation to draw you into that latent virtual potential inherent in the interaction between beings who mistake themselves for being separate individuals, that place we can occupy and invent together once we drop the defences. It’s an invitation and one that is well worth accepting’
Macon Holt, Passive-Agressive, February 2020
Lindemann has toured in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Poland and South Africa as both an instrumentalist, composer and performer. She received the Dioraphte Gold Award from the Amsterdam Fringe Festival, the 1st prize in the TUF chamber music competition along with numerous grants from i.a. The Danish Arts Council, KodaKultur, Augustinusfonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Den Ingwersenske Fond, Artisten, Oticon Fonden.
‘Kirstine is a strong, upcoming voice on the scene of new music. With distinctive works where sensuality and physical expression reaches beyond the music, Kirstine mesmerizes her audience through her inciting presence.’
Kitt Johnson, X-act
In 2021 she was granted the talent prize from Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen’s foundation for her work as a composer. Earlier years she’s received the 1st prize in the TUF chamber music competition in Iceland and the Dioraphte Gold Award at Amsterdam Fringe Festival along with numerous grants.
Currently she is a part of the Danish Arts Council’s programme, ‘The Young Artistic Elite’ that supports young, Danish artists during the course of two years.
It was liberating when Kirstine Lindemann joined and led the synth-aesthetics away from itself and into the body. The piece, TRIO, fascinated by its telepathy between the two performers, who – with eyes closed – seemed introspective and connected at the same time (…) What did Lindemann’s x-ray display? A curious release of the minimoog as a part of a bodily ritual.
Jakob Gustav Winckler, Seismograf (free translation from Danish)
Lindemann’s piece, ‘Further & Back’ is nominated for the European Radio Prize, Hidden Treasures Mixtape organised by The International Rostrum for Composers. The piece has been performed in numerous version, i.a. by Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart. In 2023 the piece will be released by Dacapo Records in a sextet version for Damkapellet.
‘The most exciting part of the summercourse (Darmstädter Ferienkursen 2018) was presented by the workshop participants. (…) Expectations were high from the outset, with faculty bearing names such as Kubisch or Walshe, but experiences such as those from the young artists Yiran Zhao and Kirstine Lindemann from the composer-performer workshop went beyond even these.’
Juana Zimmermann, Neue Musik Zeitung, July 2018
Lindemann has lectured at i.a. Brunel University (ENG), The Danish National Academy (DK) and the Anton Bruckner Private University (AT).
She is connected as a long term collaborator at the Inter Arts Center in Malmö and an active member of the feminist ensemble, Damkapellet.