A few days ago I received a phone call from Carl Prisen 2017 letting me know that I am so lucky to be nominated for two awards. “Composer of the Year” in the Roots category and “Talent of the Year”. I feel very honoured by this recognition of my work! The award show is on April 24th – fingers crossed!
See all the nominees at: http://musikforlaeggerne.dk/de-nominerede-til-carl-prisen-2017-er-nu-offentliggjort/
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!
The fabulous Aske Jacoby has a new album out! It is called Luna Plena Super Me and was released by Sony Music on April 16th this year. I had the big honor to write string and brass arrangements on a couple of tunes on the album and I’m really happy, impressed and a bit blown away by the whole album actually. It’s really really good and the productions is just amazing! Tony Scherr on bass, legendary Jim Keltner on drums and Aske Jacoby on guitar and vocals + guests here and there. It’s available on vinyl and CD here
Thumbs up, it’s worth every penny!
I have received a grant from the Danish Arts Foundation for continuous compositional work over the next year. I am very happy and grateful for this honor and will keep doing my best and working on new music. The road as a self-employed composer/musician is uncertain most of the time, and getting a grant really is a big help in the day to day financial struggle. Grateful, happy, inspired and proud!
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
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…
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!
Det sidste stykke tid har gået på at få flyttet kanonerne i stilling til den kommende Dánjal udgivelse i efteråret. Det bliver vores største satsning hidtil og til gengæld med den bedste plade vi har lavet 🙂 Vi har været igang i et par år og i starten af denne uge landede pladerne fra fabrikken. De er blevet vildt flotte og jeg glæder mig utroligt meget til at få dem spredt ud over det hele. Pladen udkommer d. 12.september i GSA landene og Norden, men allerede i Juli på Færøerne.