Category Archives: Works

Score for Musikkens Børn (2017)

Commissioned by Aarhus Symphony Orchestra for their Musikkens Børn-project.
Recorded by Søren K. Hansen (conductor) and Aarhus Symphony Orchestra @ Symfonisk Sal, Musikhuset Aarhus, 23.08.17.
Instrumentation: 2.2.2.2 / 4.2.3.1 / timp / 1 perc / strings
Duration: ca. 5:00

DEBUT (2015-2017) for performer, video, sound and music

First performed by JACK Quartet, Mathias Kjøller and the composer at Lille Sal, Musikhuset Aarhus, 26.05.17, and 27.05.17 during KLANG Festival, Copenhagen.
Duration: ca. 60:00

Ouverture (2016) for ensemble

Commissioned by ensemble recherche and the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.
First performed by ensemble recherche at Radialsystem V, Berlin, 21.01.17, during Ultraschall Berlin – Festival für Neue Musik.
Instrumentation: 1.1.1.0/0.0.0.0/percussion/piano/1.0.1.1.0.
Duration: ca. 09:30

Phantasie in F moll (2016) (arrangement)

Arrangement for chamber ensemble (1.1.1.1/1.0.0.0/strings: 2.2.2.2.1) of Franz Schubert’s Phantasie in F moll (1828), D940, op. 103, commissioned by Randers Kammerorkester. Premiered 20th of June 2016 at St. Magnus International Festival, Orkney, Scotland.

Aria (2015-2016) for voice, 3 clarinets and double bass

First performed by Signe Asmussen (voice), Mathias Kjøller (clarinet), Vibeke Kærsgaard Lembcke (clarinet), Kristian Flagstad (bass clarinet) and Christian Jørgensen (double bass) at Symfonisk Sal, Musikhuset Aarhus, 31.01.16.
Instrumentation: Mezzo Soprano, 2 x clarinet (Bb), bass clarinet (Bb) and double bass.
Duration: ca. 2:00

 

BEINTA (2015-2016) for voice and orchestra

Commissioned by AUT – Aarhus Unge Tonekunstnere – for their 50th anniversary season.
Co-composed with Anna Katrin Øssursdóttir Egilstrøð.
First performance: Anna Katrin Øssursdóttir Egilstrøð (voice) and Jesper Nordin conducting Aarhus Symphony Orchestra @ Symfonisk Sal, Musikhuset Aarhus, 30.04.16.
Instrumentation: 3.2.3.2/4.3.3.1/timp/3 perc/harp/piano/strings
Duration: ca. 40:00

Dance Suite (2013-2015) for ensemble

First performed by Students from Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, conducted by Lasse D. Hansen at LiteraturHaus, Copenhagen, 11.03.15.
Instrumentation: Alto flute, alto sax, guitar, percussion, piano, cello.
Duration: ca. 10:00

Minibar (2015) (concept by Mathias Monrad Møller, 2014)

Commissioned by Mathias Monrad Møller to be composed with his concept ‘Minibar’ (2014).
First performed by Mathias Monrad Møller and Thomas Darelius (piano) at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, 25.01.15.
Instrumentation: 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0/tenor/piano/0.0.0.0.0
Duration: ca. 0:50

The Minds of 99’s Det er Knud som er død (2014)

I was asked to do alternative versions of two of the most popular hits of 2014 for the TV-show Musikåret 2014 aired on DR3, Danish Broadcasting Corporation channel 3. The alternative versions was performed by the artists (TopGunn and The Minds of 99) themselves with TV-host Nikolaj Koppel on piano. TopGunn’s Kongens Have was made in a Broadway-ish style and The Minds of 99’s Det er Knud som er død in a Mozart-ish style.

TopGunn’s Kongens Have (2014)

I was asked to do alternative versions of two of the most popular hits of 2014 for the TV-show Musikåret 2014 aired on DR3, Danish Broadcasting Corporation channel 3. The alternative versions was performed by the artists (TopGunn and The Minds of 99) themselves with TV-host Nikolaj Koppel on piano. TopGunn’s Kongens Have was made in a Broadway-ish style and The Minds of 99’s Det er Knud som er død in a Mozart-ish style.

Foetus & Prey and Predator (2013-2014)

Last year I was asked to make arrangements for Efterklang‘s ‘The Last Concert’! The concert took place in Alsion February 28th this year and on stage was Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester, Sønderjysk Pigekor og Drengekor, conductor Hans Ek and more! Listen to my arrangements of ‘Foetus’ and ‘Prey & Predator’ from 01:46-11:43!
Also arrangements by Daníel Bjarnason, Van Dyke Parks, Karsten Fundal, Hans Ek and Missy Mazzoli.

Concerto in G Minor (2014) for piano and string ensemble

First performed by Sandra Plauškaite and RAMA Strings conducted by Søren Kinch Hansen at Symfonisk Sal, Musikhuset Aarhus, 10.10.14.
Instrumentation: 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0/piano/5.4.3.2.1
Duration: ca. 3:30

[six] (2014) for soprano, countertenor, percussion & piano

Commissioned by AUT.
First performed by Musiques Nouvelles, Annemette Pødenphandt (S) & Daniel Carlsson (CT) conducted by Jean-Paul Dessy at Teater Katapult, Aarhus, 27.09.14. Staged by Troels Primdahl.
Instrumentation: 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0/percussion/soprano+countertenor/piano/0.0.0.0.0
Duration: ca. 10:00

Ragtime (2014) for alto flute, cello, percussion & piano

Commissioned by AUT.
First performed by Mimitabu – New Music Ensemble – at Kammermusiksalen, Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, 13.04.14.
Instrumentation: 1.0.0.0/0.0.0.0/percussion/piano/0.0.0.1.0
Duration: ca. 3:30

Christmas Calendar (2013)

I got the idea to make a Christmas Calendar in the Composition Department at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus. My fellow students Jens Peter Møller, Henrik Budde, Piotr Peszat, Loïc Destremau, Kaj Duncan David participated with the concept and videos. I was in charge of 11., 14., 16. & 21.12.13. Watch the complete calendar above!

A song about poisonous love (2013)

The encore from my portion of the entertainment at the annual Christmas Party at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, 20.12.13. It is my alternative version of a famous Britney Spears-song.

Christmas Medley (2010/2013)

A kitschy Christmas Medley I did for the annual Christmas Party at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, in 2010. It contains samples from 22 Christmas melodies, Danish and other nationalities. I revised it for the Christmas Party 2013, where the documentation above is from. The rules are simple: We meet for a rehearsal the day before and play it for our fellow students at the party the day after.

Schattenschwarz (2013) for prepared saxophone quartet


Commissioned by David Kolden.
First performed by Current Saxofonkvartett at Kammermusiksalen, The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, 24.03.13 as a part of the Scandinavian Saxophone Festival 2013.
Duration: ca. 9:00

Tik Tak (2013) for alto flute & cello


First performed by Emilia Makowka & Valdemar Ulrikkeholm at SpLab, Aarhus, during SPOR 11.05.13.
Duration: ca.: 3:30
Also in alternative version for bass flute and double bass (2014).

Presents (2012) for video


Commissioned by AUT for their Visual Music-events at Radar, Aarhus, 09.12.12 and at LiteraturHaus, Copenhagen, 10.12.12.
Duration: 10:48

Standstill. Dust. (2012) for 12 upright-pianos


Standstill. Dust. (2012) was featured in the project ‘BIGband revisited’ premiered at Atlas, Aarhus, 06.09.12. Here is a view behind the scenes. (in Danish)

Commissioned by Anders Ørbæk & Nis Hybel.
First performed at Atlas, Aarhus, 06.09.12.
Duration: ca. 7:00

S (2011) for guitar


Commissioned by Tim McVeigh-Pedersen.
First performed by Tim McVeigh-Pedersen at AUT’s Concertini-events, Aarhus, 18.06.11.
Duration: ca. 9:00

Variations (2008-2010) for 8 keyboard instruments


Commissioned by Professor Anne Øland, The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus.
First performed by Pianorama conducted by Søren Kinch Hansen at RAMA10 at Symfonisk Sal, Musikhuset Aarhus, Aarhus 10.04.10.
Instrumentation: Glockenspiel, celesta, harpsichord, hammerklavier, prepared grand piano, 2 grand pianos (onstage) & offstage grand piano.
Duration: ca. 19:30

Waves (2008-2009) for 9 trumpets


Written for Reinhold Friedrich.
First performed by students from The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, conducted by Frederik Støvring Olsen as a part of UNM (Ung Nordisk Musikfestival) at the Concert Hall, The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, 22.08.11.
Duration: ca. 12:00

Her kommer, Jesus, dine små (2008) (arrangement)


Arranged for ensemble and choirs.

Melody: J.A.P. Schulz (1786)
Lyrics: Hans Adolph Brorson (1732), (revised 1850).

Guest among shadows (2008) for clarinet, cello & piano


Commissioned by Frederik Cilius Jørgensen.
First performed by Trio Helios at RAMA09 at Kammermusiksalen, The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus 18.04.09.
Duration: ca. 14:00

Gloria (2008) for SSA, SATB & ensemble


Commissioned by Ejner Nielsen.
First performed by choirs from Viborg Domkirke & Det Jyske Ensemble conducted by Ejner Nielsen at Viborg Domkirke, 11.12.08.
Recorded in Viborg Domkirke by choirs from Viborg Domkirke & Det Jyske Ensemble conducted by Ejner Nielsen 19.09.09.
Instrumentation: 1.0.0.0/0.0.0.0/1 perc/SSA/SATB/1.0.1.1.0
Duration: ca. 7:00

 

Glass-variations (2007-2008) for ensemble


Commissioned by MGK NordVest.
Vers. I: First performed by ensemble from MGK NordVest conducted by the composer at Kulturcenter Limfjord, Skive, 06.03.08.
Vers. II: First performed by ensemble from MGK NordVest conducted by Jakob Høgsbro at Musikkens Hus, Skive, 06.04.08.
Vers. III: First performed by AUTs Studiegruppe for Ny Musik conducted by the composer at Kammermusiksalen, The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, 23.02.09.

Instrumentation:
Vers. I: 1.0.0.0/0.1.0.0/1 perc/soprano/tenor/el-guitar/piano/1.1.1.1.0
Vers. II: 1.0.0.0/0.1.0.0/1 perc/soprano/tenor/el-guitar/piano/1.1.0.2.0
Vers. III: 1.0.0.0/0.1.0.0/1 perc/soprano/tenor/el-guitar/piano/1.1.1.1.0

Duration:
Vers. I: ca. 3:30
Vers. II: ca. 4:30
Vers. III: ca. 4:30

Dharma Dream Eater (2006) for ensemble


Original score commissioned by Rasmus Larsen Møller & Edda Hrönn.
Recorded in Viborg Musiksal 20.12.06 by Det Jyske Ensemble.
Instrumentation: 1.1.1.1/1.0.0.0/2 perc/piano/1.0.1.1.0
Duration: 4:58