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JEXPER HOLMEN - DANISH CONTEMPORARY COMPOSER

"It may be unfair to label Jexper Holmen's music with his own term 'Chamber Punk' because, as all labels, it only accentuate certain aspects of certain works and not the variety of it all. It does, however, make sense to begin with this term, as it seems capable of describing some essential impulses in Holmen's aesthetics. His approach to composing for classical instruments seems to be infused with the energy of punk and postpunk rock music – an energy based on brutal, ecstatic, noisy and abrasive impulses."

> READ MORE AT THE PUBLISHER'S SITE HERE ...
> LIST OF WORKS AVAILABLE FROM EDITION.S
> TORBEN SANGILD OM JEXPER HOLMENS VÆRKER 
(in Danish)


Jexper Holmen // Copenhagen, Denmark
Cell: +45 2511 3534 // jx@jexperholmen.dk

CALENDAR

30. maj kl. 20:00 i Koncertkirken, Blågårds Plads
Premiere på operaen De Mørkeblå Lillakvinder i Villakvartererne (2015-2018) over en libretto af Jesper Lützhøft
Adele: Nana Bugge Rasmussen
Leon: Jakob Bloch Jespersen
Beatrice: Johanne Højlund
Enrique: David Kragh Danving
Erika: Idil Alpsoy
Stemme i radioen: Steffen Bruun Rørvig
Dirigent: Eirik Haukaas Ødegaard 
Scenografi: Rika Yasui Hammen
Kostumer: Nicole Figini
Instruktion: Freja Friberg Lyme

31. maj kl. 20:00 i Koncertkirken, Blågårds Plads
De Mørkeblå Lillakvinder i Villakvartererne

1. juni kl. 20:00 i Koncertkirken, Blågårds Plads
De Mørkeblå Lillakvinder i Villakvartererne

2. juni kl. 12:00 i Koncertkirken, Blågårds Plads
De Mørkeblå Lillakvinder i Villakvartererne

8. september
Ying Hsueh-Chen uropfører Klokkehøst (2019) for slagtøj som del af koncerten Ancestral Modernism: Harvest på Frederiksberg under Copenhagen World Music Festival.

> SOUNDCLOUD PLAYLIST
A selection of Jexper Holmen's works are available on Soundcloud.

> PRESS PHOTO

CD RELEASES

  • oortcloud 150OORT CLOUD
    Oort Cloud is Jexper Holmen's large scale acoustic ambient work from 2008.
    Available from Dacapo Records


  • trash

    TRASH
    S. CHRISTENSEN, DANIELSEN, J. HOLMEN, KANDING, M. OLSEN
    Available from Dacapo Records


  • npNIGHT PACE – Moose Matrix
    The one hour long trio 'Night Pace' (2004) for three musicians and electronics, written especially for cd release.
    Available from TUTL.COM

REVIEWS

"en unuanceret serie af vilkårlige intervaller, der kun få gange afviger fra fortissimo."
– Mads Hæsum Christensen, Seismograf 2019

"gebrækkelige musikalske optrin, der kun præsenterer forgrund og baggrund, ingen nuancering eller detaljerigdom."
– Anders Beyer, Information 2001