Ejnar  Kanding
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Ejnar Kanding

(1965-)

Ejnar Kanding is internationally known for his uniquely colourful music, which unites electronic and acoustic sound in complex textures, physical energy and delicate simplicity. According to Kanding music should not embellish, but be a realm of fantasy. Like a hall of mirrors, his music is a journey into the ambiguous. A sensuous voyage to the unknown areas of inner life.



Kanding has specialized in composing music for computer and instruments. This has led to an extensive use of the software MaxMSP. Both in the process of developing his works and as an instrument in live performances. Despite this obsession his focus is never the electronic experiment, but always the musical expression, form and phrase.

Kanding’s music has been selected for prominent festivals such as International Computer Music Conference (2001, 2004, 2010), International Society for Contemporary Music (2002, 2008), Festival Synthése, Nordic Music Days, Up North, and Interactive Arts Performances Series at New York University. 



Besides the Danish Arts Foundation’s three-year stipend and numerous work grants, Kanding has received commissions by international ensembles such as Osiris Trio (NL), Harry Sparnaay Trio (NL), Crash ensemble (IR), Cikada ensemble (NO), ensemble Ars Nova (SE), ensemble Adapter (DE), ensemble Mosaik (DE), Jack Quartet (NYC) and Transit ensemble (NYC), as well as the Danish ensembles Figura, Athelas, Alpha Trio, Copenhagen Art Ensemble and Messerkvartetten.
 


Ejnar Kanding was born in 1965 and studied composition and music theory at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen followed by studies at IRCAM in Paris and in Jerusalem in 1994/95. He made his debut from the Academy in Copenhagen in 1996.


Selected works:

Texture 1 (2013)

Obscure Transparence (Mosaico 2) (2013)

Stilstehen 1-4 (2009-2011)

Fluctuant (2013)

Kontur des Fühlens (2004)

Gaukler (2001)

Vergeuder der Schmerzen (1995)

Available Works

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  1. VANITAS

    2021 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  2. Papilio Machaon

    2012 • Ejnar Kanding

    Solo

  3. Nordic Fragments

    2021 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  4. Still Waters – Hvilens Vande

    2014 • Ejnar Kanding

    Solo

  5. Suite Résonance

    2015 • Ejnar Kanding

    Solo

  6. Textures & Mosaics, Vol. 2

    2018 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  7. Simplichitas

    2018 • Ejnar Kanding

    Orchestra

  8. Ardent Flame I & II

    2018 • Ejnar Kanding

    Educational Music

  9. Nordic Broken

    2020 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  10. Danish Golden Age Pieces

    2019 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  11. Emotion Waves

    2019 • Ejnar Kanding

    7+ Instruments

  12. Miniature 2

    2018 • Ejnar Kanding

    Educational Music

  13. Miniature 1

    2018 • Ejnar Kanding

    Educational Music

  14. Transparent Mosaic

    2018 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  15. Nine Waves

    2013 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  16. Partita Mallorca

    2018 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  17. Viste Sueños

    2003 • Ejnar Kanding

    Solo

  18. Schichtstruktur

    2016 • Ejnar Kanding

    Solo

  19. Sunstone

    2016 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  20. Canzone 3

    2015 • Ejnar Kanding

    Solo

  21. Canzone 2

    2015 • Ejnar Kanding

    Solo

  22. Canzone 1

    2015 • Ejnar Kanding

    Solo

  23. Anagram 1

    2017 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  24. Mosaico 5

    2015 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  25. Mosaico 4

    2015 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  26. Canzone 1-3

    2015 • Ejnar Kanding

    Solo

  27. Sensitive Shades

    2016 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  28. Zaffre 1

    2015 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  29. Hammershøi Pieces

    2015 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  30. Textures & Mosaics, Vol. 1

    2015 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  31. Texture 4

    2015 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  32. Obscure Transparence

    2013 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  33. Mosaico 1

    2013 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  34. Texture 1

    2013 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  35. Stillstehen

    2011 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  36. Fluctuant

    2013 • Ejnar Kanding

    Solo

  37. Vergeuder der Schmerzen

    1995 • Ejnar Kanding

    Orchestra

  38. Three Colors – String Quartet No. 2

    2007 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  39. tonlos Los tonlos

    2007 • Ejnar Kanding

    Solo

  40. Sich hingab – String Quartet No. 3

    2010 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  41. Gaukler

    2001 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  42. Kontur des Fühlens – String Quartet No. 1

    2004 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  43. Ciudad de las sombras

    2000 • Ejnar Kanding

    Solo

  44. Berge des Urleids

    1999 • Ejnar Kanding

    Solo

  45. Arild

    2003 • Ejnar Kanding

    Solo

  46. Entbergen II

    2001 • Ejnar Kanding

    2-6 Instruments

  47. Operanic

    1989 • Ejnar Kanding

    Music Drama and Stage Music

  48. Winter Darkness

    1992 • Ejnar Kanding

    Solo




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