Jacob Anderskov

Denmark °1975
research interests: artistic research, artistic processes, music, improvisation, composition, performance, philosophy, aesthetics, methodology, phenomenology, Hermeneutics, post-structuralism, Noise, post-tonality, ensemble, interplay
affiliation: Professor MSO, Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen, Denmark

Jacob Anderskov is a pianist, composer and bandleader from Copenhagen, who has released around 25 albums as a bandleader and co-leader since his debut in 2001. He has received numerous awards and has been hailed by the international press as an outstanding voice in contemporary music. Anderskov has performed in most countries in the western hemisphere with his own projects. His oeuvre spans from improvised works in small groups to almost thoroughly composed material for larger ensembles. Anderskov’s music often incorporates improvisation, colouring, or new ways of bridging the continuum between the composed and the undefined.


Among the bands Jacob Anderskov has been forming and leading are Anderskov Accident, Agnostic Revelations, Resonance (aka Strings Percussion & Piano), Kinetics, Jacob Anderskov Trio, Airto Moreira - Jacob Anderskov Duo, Jacob Anderskov Solo, Jacob Anderskov På Dansk ("In Danish") & Doctor Structure.


Jacob Anderskov graduated from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen in 2002. He was one of the founding members of ILK Music (2003-2004), and the first ILK chairman (2004-2008).

As Professor (and previously associate professor) at RMC, Copenhagen, Anderskov has led a number of Artistic Research Projects, including “Habitable Exomusics” 2014-2015, financed by “Kulturministeriets pulje for Kunstnerisk Udviklingsvirksomhed”, (Danish Cultural Ministry’s fund for Artistic Research), and ”Action vs. Reaction, 2015-2016., financed by RMC, and, as of writing, Sonic Complexion, financed by  “Kulturministeriets pulje for Kunstnerisk Udviklingsvirksomhed” & RMC. For more on these and other projects see http://jacobanderskov.dk/?page_id=927


In 2018, Jacob Anderskov was nominated for the Nordic Council Music Price for the album Resonance.


Anderskov artist website: JacobAnderskov.dk


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