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EMERALD out now!
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Jacob Anderskov: EMERALD. Lotte Anker, saxophones – Anders Banke, clarinets and alto flute – Henriette Groth, clarinet & viola – Jacob Anderskov, piano & composition – Nils Davidsen, cello & bass – Peter Bruun, drums. Recorded at The Village, 2021 & 2022. ILK, vinyl + digital. Digi release March 31st, 2023 – LP release April 21st, 2023. Release supported by KODA Kultur, Artistforbundet, Kulturministeriet & Kapelmesterforeningen. Emerald Press UK – Emerald Press DK – Emerald EPK.
Out now on all digital platforms. LP will arrive late April 2023.
EMERALD cover design
Behold, the cover for the upcoming EMERALD album, out 10 days from now. Design by Mike Højgaard.
I dig how Mike was able to capture the music’s thematics around colours, symmetries (inner molecular symmetry within the materials, as well as outer symmetry in their arrangement), light, shadow, transparent stones, etc., into this 3D graphic design.
The observant observer (singular? plural?) might have noticed the similarity to the cover of the Gemstone Series sheet music book that came out very recently; All compositions on the album are also found in the book.
Listen (sunstone, single) at https://open.spotify.com/album/0FMKZKHBMqc4PNdZEAGIgd or https://orcd.co/rrvr6a7
Photos from the 2023 photo series by Mike Højgaard/Neue Pink will be gradually rolled out during the release process for the EMERALD album and singles.
NB: for full size photo file, go to the Photos (Jacob) page. The image below refers to a lower resolution version.
Direct URL link for full size file: https://usercontent.one/wp/jacobanderskov.dk/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/J_Anderskov_2squat_by_Mike_Hojgaard_71.tif?media=1670923044
SUNSTONE – the 1st single from my upcoming album – is out NOW.
Featuring Lotte Anker, Anders Banke, Henriette Groth, Nils Davidsen, Peter Bruun, and yours truly.
First release from this new band featuring a bunch of amazing musicians and beautiful people. I have really been looking forward to share this music with You.
Fosterchild / Neue Winde tour, February March 2023
Two ensembles, both including Danish & German musicians.
Anders Mogensen / Hans Ulrik 4tet featuring Pablo Held … & … Fosterchild (Tranberg, Gille, Anderskov,Helm, Arends). Tour in Denmark + Germany: Bornholm, Ollerup, Flensborg, Düsseldorf, Odense, Darmstadt, Köln, Hamburg – 9 musicians, 8 venues;
Feb 21 – Svanekegården, Bornholm
Feb 22 – Ollerup Efterskole
Feb 23 – Flensborghus
Feb 24 – Jazz Schmiede Düsseldorf
Feb 26 – Kulturmaskinen, Odense
Feb 27, Stadtkirche Darmstadt
Feb 28, Loft, Köln
March 4, Jazzfederation Hamburg
The project was supported by Statens Kunstfond, JazzDanmark, Goethe Institut DK, Kapelmesterforeningen, KODA KULTUR (Musikforlæggerforeningen).
Sheet Music Book “The Gemstone Series”
Thursday Dec. 8th, 2022, the Sheet Music Book “The Gemstone Series – 20 Sonic Complexion Miniatures” is released by ILK Music / ILK Publishing.
Limited first edition, 100 copies. Engraved by Frej Wedlund. Cover design by Neue Pink. Buy your copy at ILK Publishing/ ILK music. Direct link: https://www.ilkmusic.com/products/jacob-anderskov-the-gemstone-series.
The sheet music book contains:
* Twenty compositions: Agate – Amber – Amethyst – Beryl – Bloodstone – Celestite – Colour Shout – Elkhorn Coral – Emerald – Et Tu, Tselec – Fluorite – Mysteries – Opal – Origami Megalith – Pearl – Ruby – Sapphire – Silence of the Stones – Smoky Quartz – Sunstone.
* A preface including suggestions for the interpreting musicians, and background on the making of the music.
* Note stand friendly thickness – book can stand without closing, opened on any page.
* Front and back covers in colour, designed by Neue Pink.
* Easy-to-read engraving by Frej Wedlund, aesthetically set with November2 music font.
* For each composition already recorded, info on which album to find it for listening reference.
Link to excerpt of book (online, pdf): https://usercontent.one/wp/jacobanderskov.dk/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Gemstones-Excerpt_Jacob-Anderskov-Sheetmusic-Book-dec22.pdf?media=1670923044
For info or questions, see the Gemstone Series press release_UK, or Gemstone Series presse-release_DK, or the Gemstone Series shop link at ILK publishing, or contact Jacob Anderskov, see contact.
Emerald – album on the way
Lotte Anker, tenor sax & soprano sax – Anders Banke, bass klarinet, clarinet & alto flute – Henriette Groth, clarinet & viola – Jacob Anderskov, piano – Nils Davidsen, bass & cello – Peter Bruun, drums.
Light, shadow and deep dark color combinations alternate effortlessly in the soundscape of this new studio album from Jacob Anderskov. The music is saturated with color and yet transparent; A mixture of restrained mystery and tenderness towards the unfamiliar timbres, with room for the musicians’ expressive, improvised contributions.
The album was partly supported by KODA KULTUR. Final master has been sent to the printing factory. Release: March 2023 (exact date TBA). Format: LP & digital (+ Sheet music book: The Gemstone Series – see post below).
Promotion links to final master audio can be supplied on demand for booking purposes – see contact.
Jacob Anderskov På Dansk 23
Studie Session @ The Village, September 2022.
Soffie Viemose, vokal – Jakob Munck, vokal & tuba – Kasper Tranberg, trompet – Jacob Anderskov, piano – Jakob Høyer, trommer.
Højskolesangbogsmateriale, dekonstrueret, rekonstrueret, etc.
Selektionsproces fra indspilninger er i gang. Album forventet midt/sent i 2023.
Sheet Music Book “The Gemstone Series”.
In December, the Sheet Music Book “The Gemstone Series – 20 Sonic Complexion Miniatures” will be released by ILK Music / ILK Publishing.
The pieces are for 1 to 6 musicians – the exact number of performers is flexible for all compositions. All pieces include improvised sections. Some of the pieces are released on the Anderskov albums “Emerald”, Kinetics’ “Mysteries”, and Fosterchild’s “Dear Earthling”. Other pieces have been performed, but not yet recorded, by these ensembles, as well as by Resonance and Allusion. The series of compositions is among the offsprings of Anderskov’s artistic research project Sonic Complexion (2018-2021).