The last 4 days I have been in Esbjerg to attend the famous Esbjerg Ensemble Workshop. I’ve been so lucky to participate two times before (as a composer), so this time it was nice just to be audience at the workshop. Conductor Petter Sundkvist and Esbjerg Ensemble will present the results of the workshop today at Koncertsalen, Syddansk Musikkonservatorium & Skuespillerskole, Esbjerg, at 16:00. Pieces by Bendik Sells, Frederick Bayani Mabalot, Loïc Destremau, Mads Emil Dreyer, Martin Andreas Hirsti Kvam & Piotr Peszat.
18th of April the Danish singer/songwriter Annika Aakjær will be a part of South Jutland Symphony Orchestra‘s 150-year anniversary concert for the events at Dybbøl in 1864. I will do orchestral arrangements of two of Annika Aakjær’s songs for the concert conducted by Peter Sommerer. See info about the concert here!
I was so lucky to be selected to represent Denmark at the annual Ung Nordisk Musikfestival – UNM – this year in Malmö! The festival will take place from the 26th to the 30th of August with pieces by 35 composers from Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Looking forward to this! The rest of the Danish delegation is Christos Ntovas, Jens Peter Møller, Jeppe Ernst, Kaj Duncan David, Kristian Rymkier & Marcella Lucatelli Miguel.
Trio Colore – for who I composed Weiß. Schwarz. Blau. – are participating in the P2 Kammermusikkonkurrence 2014 (P2′s Competition for Chamber Music) in April! They will perform my piece in the first round! To prepare for the competition the Trio will have a little tour some weeks before the competition where they will perform my piece several times. See the dates in my calendar and please like the Trio at their Facebook-page!
Facing a new year always makes me think of the year that’s coming to an end. 2013 has been wild and I would like to thank all the musicians that I have been so fortunate to work with! Århus Sinfonietta, Bjarke Mogensen & Toke Møldrup, Tim McVeigh-Pedersen, Current Saxophone Quartet, Trio Colore, Emilia Makowka & Valdemar Ulrikkeholm, Ensemble Recherche, Erik Nerheim, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Lydenskab, JACK Quartet, Jens Kjær Riemer & Jonas Weitling, Aarhus Universitetskor with Søren Kinch Hansen conducting, Vocalgroup Concert Clemens with Carsten Seyer-Hansen conducting, Cæciliakoret with Michael Deltchev conducting, my Allan All Stars and Aarhus Domkirkes Kantori with Carsten Seyer-Hansen conducting. To all a Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014!
Yesterday I was amongst 5 composers to receive Dansk Komponist Forenings Pris 2013 (Prize of the Danish Composers’ Society)! I wish to thank the Composers’ Society for this massive honour! Read the motivation here! (in Danish)
This coming Monday the JACK Quartet will record my string quartet Crystal Tapestry (2010). The recording will be published in 2014 together with a recording of my piece, Waves (2008-2009), for 9 trumpets. The artwork is made by amazing graphic designer Michael Hansen and can be viewed here!