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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."

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(in Danish)


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

CALENDAR

3rd of February 2016 
7:30 PM
in Aalborg Domkirke (Dome of Aalborg)
Morten Gerskov Ladehoff (organ) performs Study in Periodicy (1999) and Mega Ketos (2013).

 

> SOUNDCLOUD PLAYLIST
A selection of Jexper'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

Kasper Rofelt 12. april 2013 på seismograf.org:
Holmens musik er mest dragende, når den udforsker de mere utraditionelle klange, og hvert værk udgør sit eget mikrokosmos med en særegen stemning. Hans tanker omkring katastrofer, kan jeg godt følge, for der er ofte en meget lurende og dyster atmosfære i hans værker.

Det er stemningen og klangdyrkelsen, der er det specielle i Holmens musik. Disse aspekter fastholder lytterens opmærksomhed, og får musikken til at fungere på andre præmisser, end hvad man kan opleve i en eksempelvis strukturelt baseret musik, hvor indholdet ofte tjener til at illustrere en bestemt form og kan være i fare for at miste sit særpræg, hvilket desværre sker ofte i den nyere musik.