Four Danish Music Awards!

This has been a crazy week for me. A week ago I attended the Danish Music Awards – Folk, where I was nominated as “Best Composer” and Afenginn’s OPUS as “Best release” – and received both awards!

Then a week later we were nominated in Danish Music Awards – World for OPUS again: “Composer of the Year”, “Live-act of the Year” and “Album of the Year”and received the two first ones. So two composer awards, best live act and best album for OPUS. I’m very honoured and proud!

Thanks a lot!

OPUS is out!

I haven’t been updating this site for quite a while. The last 12 months or so has been pretty turbulent as I’ve been composing and producing the new Afenginn album. It is now finally ready and released. It’s called OPUS and really turned out great, if I may say that myself. The reviews so far has also been extremely positive. I’ve gathered a bunch of them here

The album is available on double-LP, double-CD and digital download. Get it here

Back from Tasmania

In January Afenginn toured in Australia for the second time. It was great to be back and we played at some amazing festivals and did a bunch of clubgigs in the weekdays…and did even have time for some relaxing days in the Blue Mountains. After ca 20 days of touring we hit Tasmania, where I unfortunately injured my leg, and was not allowed to fly for another 40 days. The rest of the tour got cancelled, along with shows in Denmark, Norway and Germany. Now both me and Afenginn is back on track and all is good. Still some smaller issues with the foot, but nothing serious.

During my stay in Tasmania I worked quite intensively on new music for Afenginn, which I am very excited about. We have started to touch these new babies and will have something new to show next year…

Composer of the year!

Yesterday I received the statue for “Best Composer” in the Danish Music Awards – World for my work with Afenginn. I am totally thrilled and honoured by this recognition!

The jury said: Sound-wise and melodiously, the music pulls in many directions, but at the same time the composer is deeply rooted in his own sound. The listener is therefore drawn into the composer’s unique universe. Artistically the composition is at an extremely high level and which marks the will to challenge the genre designations. A breath of fresh air on the Danish world music scene.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Herlig tur i det tyske

I sidste uge spillede Afenginn en lille buket koncerter i Tyskland, først i Ulm og siden i Wendland hvor der gennem de sidste 25 år blevet afholdt noget de kalder “Kulturelle Landpartie”. En masse små landsbyer i dette smukke område i det gamle øst-Tyskland arrangerer et hav af arrangementer dagene mellem Kristi himmelfart og pinse. En overflod af udstillinger, installationer, foredrag, koncerter m.m., alt sammen stablet på benene med private kræfter, fantastisk! Vi havde fornøjelsen at spille to nærmest udsolgte koncerter ved en lille sø, hvor både frøer og nattergal spillede med. En stor oplevelse 🙂

Her kommer nogle billeder fra koncerten i Ulm – også det en herlig aften i fantastisk godt selskab!

Alle billeder af Daniel M. Grafberger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lux interview

For noget tid siden udkom Afenginns femte album – LUX – på Tiger Music og er således at finde på hylderne i alle Tiger butikker i hele verden. I forbindelse med det lavede Tiger Music en lille video om pladen. Den kan ses her: