GORM ASKJÆR

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COMPOSER

GUITARIST

TEACHER

PROJECTMAKER

Gorm Askjær is a guitarist and composer living in Aarhus, Denmark.


He has a background in jazz and improvised music, but is currently working with both classically trained as well as improvising musicians, trying not to get to much caught up in speculations about genres. His music is adventourous and creates many different soundworlds, while maintaining a personal focus and tone. Compositions are written both for his own bands or individual projects, as well as comissions from others.  

Besides his own music Gorm is also teaching and is involved in different kinds of cultural and artistic projects, arranging concerts etc.


EDUCATION

Advanced Postgraduate Dimploma (composition) / The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus

Master of Music (composition) / The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus

Bachelor in Music (guitar) / The Royal academy of Music in Aarhus

Bachelor of Arts, BA (musicology) / University of Aarhus


STUDIED WITH

Uffe Steen, Jakob Bro, Marco Cappelli, Karsten Aaholm (guitar)

Simon Steen-Andersen, Butch Lacy, Django Bates, Adam Rudolph (composition)

Lasse Laursen (instrumentation), Henrik Winther (acoustics/psycho-acoustics)


TEACHING AT

Musikskolen Laura (present)

Den Kreative Skole Aarhus, Vejle Musikskole, N. Kochs Skole, Gudenåskolen, Unge Hjems Efterskole (past)

Workshops and private lessons


LIST OF WORKS

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BANDS/ORCHESTRAS (past & present)

Aarhus Improvisers Orchestra, The Great Silver Beauty Box, Bubo Complex, FRIsyre, Guitars & Rainbows, Hulepalads, Kejser Pingvin, Sammensurium, Fiery Banana Djengis Khan?, Orangevelvet Wasserdunkel, Septet Müh, The Small Bang Band, Indianerne, Brave Young Warriors of Improvised Music, The Ney Quintet, G-man and The One Hand Band, Klangkarate, Kalånilej, Når Far Laver Sovsen.


PROJECTS AND STUFF

Aarhus Jazz Festival (working at the festival office - present)

Jazz I Trekanten (board member - present)

Aarhus Jazz Festival (board member)

Jazz Mig I Øret

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MEMBER OF

Phonognom

DJBFA


HAS PERFORMED WITH

Michael Blake, Thomas Agergaard, Sofia Jernberg, Jesper Zeuthen, Jakob Buchanan, John Ehde, Adam Pultz Melbye, Thomas Eiler, Anders Banke, Jesper Løvdal, Claus Waidtløw, Lars Greve, Tobias van der Pals, Kresten Osgood, Bebe Risenfors, Alexander Kraglund, Jacob Danielsen and many others


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