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      Composing

      I have been engaged in the craft of composition since my teens. It was only at the age of 20 when I realised that I was engaged in an incredibly complex artform. I have been composing as a means of getting closer to what it means to be human since the age of 20. I compose with a passion and for the love of music. I have always had a strong sense of my own particular journey as a composer and the works that have been commissioned or requested, have always made me grateful. I have in particular enjoyed creating music for plays and Eurythmy performance. 

      As a composer I see the term contemporary as not limited to a few decades or even to my own lifetime. I see the changing fashions and trends to be greatly pushed by commercial interests, and so I try and balance my music between the aesthetic aspects of music that I am fascinated by, and what I see as the general capacity for untutored individuals to engage with and embrace certain musical experiences. I look at the offer in concert halls across the world and see that concert goers are very open to a broad spectrum of styles and genres.

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      Baritone singer

      I have always sung, indeed as a young boy I remember rather enjoying my father accompanying me at the piano in our home. I was lucky enough to be picked for a boys Choir in my birthtown of Esbjerg in Denmark by Per Günther when he came to my school in search of now voices. http://www.treenighedskirkensdrengekor.dk/index-uk.phpLater, when at the Schnittke Akademie in Hamburg in Germany Holger Lampson was a wonderful teacher in the Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström school of uncovering the voice. It was, however, William Hancox who in 2004 with his wonderful coaching style and incredible breadth of knowledge and rich musicality gave me the confidence to take my singing more seriously. Since then I have given song-recitals and appeared as a soloist internationally, including in the first ever performance the English version of Ryba's Christmas Mass in Prague, the Czech republic. I have composed a great deal for the voice and always seek to lend as much musical expression to the text as possible, hence making the music more accessible and less contemporary sounding! 

      As a composer I see the term contemporary as not limited to a few decades or even to my own lifetime. I see the changing fashions and trends to be greatly pushed by commercial interests, and so I try and balance my music between the aesthetic aspects of music that I am fascinated by, and what I see as the general capacity for untutored individuals to engage with and embrace certain musical experiences. I look at the offer in concert halls across the world and see that concert goers are very open to a broad spectrum of styles and genres.  

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      Performing and Acting 

      I perform as a singer, pianist, Eurythmy accompanist, speaker, actor, percussionist and sound effects for plays and stories. When still at school I was lucky to have the chance to play some major roles in plays such as Prospero in the Tempest by W. Shakespeare, and Mr. Antrobus in "By the Skin of our Teeth" by Thornton Wilder, as well as Bob Cratchit in "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens and several other smaller part in fairy tales and Macbeth, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Aug. 1983. From these experience I developed a life-long love of drama. It was music which drew me more strongly and I have been performing from time to time as a Pianist, Guitarist and as a Baritone ever since. 

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      Lectures

      I lecture on music in relation to the human being. Like water, music is loved by everyone pretty much without exception. All human beings are moved by music. And so music can play a vital role in the education of the child. This is recognised within the Steiner/Waldorf curriculum. Music is given a very influential role in the education of the child in Waldorf school. The motto is that music is to be understood as assisting the growth of the child in a therapeutic manner. Music is efective in three different ways - it is educational, therapeutic and of course entertaining, i.e. it is fun, I learn to master musical challenges, imbalances can be addressed and overcome through practice of musical elements. 

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      Translating

      I translate works of an anthroposphical nature from German and Danish into English. Works translated: Dynamic Zodiac Drawing, The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights violate against Human Rights, Artistic Biography Work volumes 1,2 & 3, The Creation of Social Art - Social Meditations all by Rainer Schnurre. 
      10 Chapters of The Gospel according to Jerakel by Lars Chandresh.
      The Saturn Path by Adriaan Bekman, 

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      Videos and Recordings 

      My musical compositions have been performed in concerts by musicians from all around the world. Musicians include: pianist Louis Demetrius Alvanis, The Bingham String Quartet, Pianist William Hancox and singer Noa Lachmann, violinist Jonathan Trusscott, Flautist Julie Groves, Cellist Rohan De Saram, Violist Rivka Golani with Pianist Michael Hampton, Conductor, composer and organist Howard Moody, Vocal ensemble 'Exaudi', The Bergersen String Quartet, The Bingham String Quartet, The Ligetti String Quartet, The English Chamber Choir, The Solomon Piano Quintet and many others. Listen on soundcloud. Watch on YouTube and Vimeo

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      Essays and Articles 

      Over many years of working as a creative artist, as a teacher and as a student of Anthroposophy and life in general I have had many insights. They often evolve and shift or come back in a more radient comprehension, but a few thoughts have been put down.