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Niels Rønsholdt   (Born 1978)

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The composer and sound artist Niels Roensholdt (b. 1978) has studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus (DK) with Karl Aage Rasmussen and Bent Sørensen and in Berlin with Helmut Oehring. His works include experimental operas, installations and chamber music.

Roensholdt has received commissions from a. o. Akademie der Künste (D), Sound Around Biennale, Edition Wilhelm Hansen, TRANSIT Festival (B) and The Danish National Opera. He was featured composer on the festivals Music Harvest 07 (DK), Happy Days 05 (N), Transit 08 (B) and Spor 09 (DK) and his music has been performed by a. o. Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin (D), Ensemble Intégrales (D), NING (N), BIT20 (N), Figura (DK), Reflexion K (D), Champ d'Action (B) and Ensemble Offspring (Au).

Niels Roensholdt has received scolarships from a.o. Danish Arts Foundation and Akademie der Künste. In 2009 he was given a three-year working grant from the Danish State.

Live Dates

29/04/2016   Surreal song suite release at SPOR Festival
Niels Rønsholdts song cycle "Me Quitte" will be released on Saturday 14 May during the SPOR Festival in Århus.
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04/11/2016   Information

NIELS RØNSHOLDT: Me Quitte
"Me Quitte contains a rare beauty. (...) It pierces our conception, and it leaves us both cleansed and perplexed."
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01/08/2016   Nordische Musik

NIELS RØNSHOLDT: Me Quitte
5/6 Stars

"'Me Quitte' is anything but difficult avant-garde music: it is emotional, fragile, moving, dreamlike and, yes, even charming"
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09/06/2016   Seismograf

NIELS RØNSHOLDT: ME QUITTE
"Focusing on the delicateness of the composer, Rønsholdt disturbs our idea of the perfectly organizing and genuinely creating composer, which the 20th century idealized."
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07/06/2011   Amazon (UK)

Juliana Hodkinson and Niels Rønsholdt: Fish & Fowl
4/5 Stars

"Gloriously abstract, yet possessed of an enigmatic narrative and emotional coherence, Fish and Fowl will keep you under its spell from beginning to end."
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11/02/2011   Politiken

Juliana Hodkinson and Niels Rønsholdt: Fish & Fowl
4/6 Hjerter

"Man bliver helt rød i hovedet af at lytte til komponisten Juliana Hodkinsons lydkollage."
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09/02/2011   Dagens Nyheter

Juliana Hodkinson; Niels Rønsholdt: Fish & Fowl
4/4 Stars

"Musiken trevar, famlar, smeker och vilar i ett oavbrutet spel mellan närhet och avstånd, det uttalade och det outtalade."
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Photo: Lars Svankjær

Discography

Me Quitte
Me Quitte
Niels Rønsholdt

CD 8.226592 (2016)

Burst
Burst

CD 8.226572 (2014)

Works for saxophone and percussion written at the turn of the millennium by among others Simon Steen-Andersen and Niels Marthinsen. Hard-hitting!

Fish & Fowl
Fish & Fowl
Juliana Hodkinson; Niels Rønsholdt

CD 8.226550 (2011)

Two composers transform in an intimate and violent experiment their recorded chamber works into a total "super remix"


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