Søren Gemmer – Musician/Composer

IN LIGHT of THINGS · SOLO PROJECT – live in concert at Dokk1, Aarhus –>

THURE LINDHARDT & SØREN GEMMER · cross-disciplinary collaborations

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Thure Lindhardt
Søren Gemmer

Two separate projects presenting exploratory reading of Ecclesiastes and Songs of Songs - two of the canonical Wisdom Books in the Old Testament.

Musical dialogue with Lindhart and the work itself, providing an abstract & provocative commentary.

Analogue synthesizers, sampling, electronically manipulated acoustic grand piano, composition & improvisation.

Project poster - designed by Mike Højgaard at neue.pink - available here.

ALTING HAR EN TID toured Denmark in 2018 & 2019. HØJSANGEN has since 2020 been presented at churches, museums and venues around the country.

Hjertets Pumpende Slid

Caspar Eric || Søren Gemmer

Writer Caspar Eric and SG's collaboration centered around Erics fourth release 'Alt Hvad Du Ejer' (Gyldendal 2018).

Placard design by Mike Højgaard at neue.pink

The Lark - released February 2016

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Second album from Søren Gemmer. With a series of portraits fleshed out in melodic lines THE LARK unites personal experience and collective modern jazz exploration.

Released by WhyPlayJazz, the higly ambitious label for modern jazz and improvised music.

The Lark - Album Cover
"Gemmer’s personality as a writer is stamped all over this set of arresting pieces that demand attention without ever shouting. The playing is effortless, always in service of the mood. An excellent set. "

Mike Collins, London Jazz News (UK)

"It’s the kind of jazz that’s ripe with detail. Gemmer puts forth a range of ideas and succeeds in tying them together. [...] Søren Gemmer's 'The Lark' is a very strong and recommendable album."

Niels Overgård, Jazznyt (DK)

"...the overlapping ideas and motifs accumulate to a profound work of a mature and opinionated composer with a unique voice. Gemmer's affinity with La Cour is quite impressive and both sounding as expanding each other idea, playing in almost telepathic interplay."

Eyal Hareuveni - freejazzblog.org(ISR)

"The miniature portrait, Gemmer has created in Francis Poulenc's spirit, is almost frighteningly precise and shows a very virtuosic and sensitive Danish composer."

Peter H. Larsen - Jazz Special (DK)

"Gemmer has assembled a band that is both technically excellent and where the musicians also appear to enjoy playing together. This, alongside the high quality of the recording, contributes to the sense of space and dynamics in the music and makes for a highly enjoyable piece of modern jazz. Highly recommended."

Phil Barnes - AllAboutJazz (US)

"This is only the Danes second album, and I find myself imagining how far he might take it, considering the rapid development he is displaying here."

Marek Romanski - HiFi i Muzyka (POL)

Debut album at first

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"Søren Gemmer's combination of classical background and american jazz influence is a gem on new CD at first"

Philip Baron - host of Musiq3 on national radio in Belgium - RTBF

Nominated 'Best New Danish Jazz Artist' at Danish Music Awards Jazz 2013

“5/6 - Outstanding debut … (that) from an artistic viewpoint has the potential for an international breakthrough.”

Ivan Rod - Gaffa (DK)

"...it turns out, that we are dealing with one of the most promising debuts of recent years."

Marek Romanski - Audio-Video Magazine (POL)

At First' - Album Cover