A long awaited update!

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Since last I enjoyed a great 2 weeks 'composers residency' at the Amalfi Coast. It was a fruitful and really nice trip, and there is not many places in the world where I'd rather go to compose music. The bi-daily walk down and up the 1600 stairs, between Scala and Amalfi was also enjoyable and tremendously beneficial for mind and body. And the inspiration the more or less automatically comes to me, being in this setting and among intelligent and hard-thinking and focued people was once again in-comparable. 

 

San Cataldo

Read more...20 days countdown starts today, for my two weeks 'composer's retreat' at the beautiful old cloister San Cataldo on the Amalfi Coast, that I last visited 9 years ago!  I am lucky and appreciative of the opportunity and looking much forward to this concentrateed period working on music for Norrbotten Big Band. 

Debuting new music at the BJU Festival 2015

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I'm excited to premier a set of brand new music that I wrote this spring, at the 9th annual Brooklyn Jazz Underground Festival, 2015. With Adam Kolker - sax, Ryan Keberly - tb and EJ Strickland - dr, we play August 20th, 7:30pm, at Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY. 

Spain Tour, Dec 2015

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My Berlin group 'The Ternion Quartet' will be touring in Spain in December 2015. Looking much forward to seeing friends and fans again!

Lot's of nice things

Read more...Lot's of nice things are happening at the moment! Today I received the notification that I have been granted a free stay at San Cataldo, in December. I have been there once before, 8 years ago; and it is the most inspiring and beautiful place to work and compose music. I am really looking forward to going again, this time to work on musc for Norbotten Big Band! :) 

Ternion Quartet

Read more...My Berlin group is named The Ternion Quartet! We are booking gigs and tours, and looking forward to perfroming the new music. We are booking for Spain in the third week of December! With Silke Eberhard - alto sax, Geoffroy de Masure - trombone, Roland Schneider - drums and myself on the bass, we are playing my new 'linear' compositions :-)  

One more for 'So Many Roads'

Read more...All About Jazz Italia just posted this review of 'So Many Roads'. It gets four stars, so we pressume it is somewhat nice! 

Announcing new Berlin-based group

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So I am starting out 2015 being pretty excited about a new group of mine. Yet to be named with a decent name! - it is a Berlin based chordless quartet, with the following fantastic musicians: Silke Eberhard on alto sax, Geoffroy de Masure on trombone, Roland Schneider on drums and myself. I am really enjoying writing music for this group and working it out with the band, and without making too many promises I think we will be recording and playing out live very soon. So stay tuned!! :) 

 

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