Søren Gemmer – Musician/Composer
ALTING HAR EN TID
An exploratory reading of Ecclesiastes - one 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 hipster - designed by Mike Højgaard at neue.pink - available here.
The project toured Denmark in 2018 and 2019. Lindhardt and Gemmer are preparing for their next collaboration: 'KOM, LAD OS LØBE' an interpretation of Song of Songs / Højsangen. The project is set to tour Denmark in the Fall of 2020.
The Lark - released February 2016
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.
"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. "
"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."
"...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."
"The miniature portrait, Gemmer has created in Francis Poulenc's spirit, is almost frighteningly precise and shows a very virtuosic and sensitive Danish composer."
"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."
"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."
Debut album at first
"Søren Gemmer's combination of classical background and american jazz influence is a gem on new CD at first"
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.”
"...it turns out, that we are dealing with one of the most promising debuts of recent years."