Having played together in MTQ for a number of years, the brilliant rock-guitarist Mikkel Sørensen and I decided to glue together our two instruments with a number of electronic machines. The resulting duo, Stormglas, has a tendency to mix all sorts of genres in our quest to follow one exclusive credo: Everything is allowed in order to achieve the strongest possible musical expression.
Stormglas’ first official project took place in the summer of 2012 in Denmark and Sweden, world premiering a new choreography by the highly praised choreographer Tim Rushton with the Danish Dance Theatre.
Our current project is called ÅRSTIDERNE (Danish for ‘the seasons’).
It is an acoustic project that explores the four seasons from a musical perspective: Bringing together one of music history’s most popular season-interpretations, Astor Piazzolla’s ‘Quatro Estaciones Porteñas’ with four new commissioned Nordic seasons, we examine the relation between the different pieces and their significance to a modern, environmentally concerned audience.
Involved artists are: Andreas Borregaard (DK, acc), Jon Mehus (NO, vln), Mikkel Sørensen (DK, el.gtr), Peter Friis Johansson (SE, pno), Julius Pyrhönen (FI, db), Sunleif Rasmussen (FOE, comp), Fredrik Österling (SE, comp), Rasmus Zwicki (DK, comp) and Martin Bauck (NO, comp).
Have a look at a couple of teaser videos:
Stormglas’ future projects include making music for a new dance performance in collaboration with Skånes Dance Theatre.