Carsten Bo Eriksen


Carsten Bo Eriksen

Carsten Bo Eriksen alias MBD73 (b. October 2, 1973 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish 21st century composer and artist. [ [http://www.naxos.com/composerinfo/Carsten_Bo_Eriksen/25629.htm Naxos.com. Biography; Eriksen, Carsten Bo] ]

Biography

Carsten Bo Eriksen (a.k.a. mbd73) is a prize winning and award nominated composer. He traverse the terrain between sound, space, image and form and insists on working freely over genres, as a true renaissance artist. Soundart, installations, videoart, paintings and compositions go hand in hand. He's educated at the Royal Academy of Music as a composer (1997-2003), pupil of Professor Ib Nørholm, Ivar Frounberg and Hans Abrahamsen. He had his debut from the extended studies program in composition in 2003. Furthermore he has studied at Berklee College of Music, Mass, USA. And has studied the balinese gamelan music in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, with the musician Pak Tama. In 2004 he was granted by the Danish Arts Foundation with a 3 year working grant.

Since 1991 he has produced and established ensembles, among others the critical acclaimed ensemble Nordlys and art rockband Melonheads. He has established and been active in the realisation of music and media festivals like the World Music Days (1996) and ARTRA (2000).And he was a boardmember of the concert society for contemporary music Musica Nova (1997-2000). He's been appointed member of KODA's collective tape funds assets (2003/2004). He's been appointed jury member of ISCM (Danish section)(2000). In 2002 he was nominated for a Danish Music Award (grammy) for best chamber music release with his ensemble Nordlys on the record label DaCapo Records. In 2001 he was the 1st prize winner of the Danish Art Foundations electronica competition. In 2005 he won the 2nd prize for best journalism on the internet INSOMNIA, creating the sound. He's also committed to work with a broad scope of collaborators, as with multiscoped artist and singer Martin Hall, visual artist Jesper Fabricius, the symphony orchestra Copenhagen Philharmonics and Athelas Sinfonietta. He's been exhibited and performed on the most prestigious spaces in Danmark as the Museum of Modern Art Louisiana, Danish State Arts Museum, The Royal Library "black Diamond concerthall", Tivoli Concerthall, VEGA, Otto Braun Saal in Berlin. He has also been performed live and been aired on the Danish National Radio, and on other radiostations around Europe. He lives and work in Spain and Denmark.

Music

Carsten Bo Eriksen (MBD73) [ [http://www.mbd73.com Official homepage; Carsten Bo Eriksen] ] traverse the terrain between sound, space, image and form. He insists on working freely over genres, as a true renaissance artist. He's music finds inspiration in the European and American minimalism, as well as electronica, indietronica and post-rock music. He is among the very few composers in Denmark with strong roots in minimalism.

elected performances

* Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen (2000)
* Numus Festival in Aarhus (2000 and 2001), Denmark
* Danish National Radio
* Brandts Klædefabrik, Musikhøst i Odense, (2002)
* Composers Biennale 2002, Copenhagen
* Young Nordic Music Festival (UNM) in Oslo (1998) and Reykjavik (2002)
* [http://www.nordicmusicdays.com/2004/index.php?id=10&selected=10 Magma, Nordic Music Days] (2002)
* Modern Museum of Art Louisiana (2001)
* VEGA (2004)

Works

Selected works [ [http://www.danskmusiktidsskrift.dk/78-2/hvis-der-er-noget-jeg-ikke-kan.asp Pryn, Christine. "Hvis der er noget, jeg ikke kan, så gør jeg det bare alligevel" Dansk Musik Tidsskrift; 2003-2004 - 02, page 52-55] (in danish)]

Orchestra

* Blue...(1998/99) (rev.2000)
* Movements (2002)

mall ensemble

* Azulejos og the half moon (2000)
* Mandala (2001)
* Series of Escape (2002)
* Concert (2001)
* In Between (2002) (art movie by Jesper Fabricius)
* Weightless Dreams - Shaded Sky (2002)
* Dancing Shadows (2002)
* Sunday Afternoon (2002)
* Grand (2003)
* Neon (2003)
* Reincarnating Beethoven (2003)
* Birdcage (2007)
* Dial (2007/2008)

mall ensemble with electronics

* In The Picture (1999)add.(art movie by Carsten Bo Eriksen)

olo with electronics

* The Clearest Water (2007)
* Cello Suite (2008)

Piano

* Piano Suite (2008)

Electroacoustic

* Deep Blue Dreams (1996, for 12 speakers underground central square of Copenhagen World Music Days)
* Transparent (2004, for 8 speakers and additional organ)

Rock albums

* "Skin", "Melonheads" Sony music / Tame music (2002)

Classical albums

* "Nordlys", DaCapo Records / Naxos (2002)

Notes

References

* [http://www.naxos.com/composerinfo/Carsten_Bo_Eriksen/25629.htm Naxos.com. Composer biography; Eriksen, Carsten Bo]
* [http://www.danskmusiktidsskrift.dk/78-2/hvis-der-er-noget-jeg-ikke-kan.asp Pryn, Christine. "Hvis der er noget, jeg ikke kan, så gør jeg det bare alligevel" Dansk Musik Tidsskrift; 2003-2004 - 02, page 52-55] (in Danish)

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