Jeppe Just Christensen
Photo: Alexander Banck-Petersen

Jeppe Just Christensen

(1978-)

The composer Jeppe Just Christensen works with various elements in his music, bearing references to everyday objects, childhood, nostalgia and musical mismatch. He uses and reuses found objects and instruments in new constellations both musically and visually, and he often builds or rebuilds the instruments himself.

One of his strong compositional principles is cutting to the bone and removing everything unnecessary, leaving only the simple material, and creating condensed and personal music. This implies the aim of finding some kind of truth in the banal and naive. Jeppe performs both as a one-man band and together with Matias Seibæk and David Hildebrandt in Jeppe Just Instituttet. Jeppe Just Instituttet also works with other ensembles such as SCENATET, with whom they released the recording Songs and Movements in 2015.

Jeppe Just Christensen is educated at The Royal Danish Academy of Music, from 1999 to 2008, where he studied with Hans Abrahamsen, Niels Rosing-Schow and Bent Sørensen. In 2005-2006 he began his Post-graduate studies at Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe with Wolfgang Rihm. 

He currently teaches composition at The Royal Danish Academy of Music, where he is also a part of the artistic team behind the Pulsar Festival. He furthermore leads compositional/DIY workshops with children and adults, and gives lectures at high schools and musical societies.

He has among others received The Wilhelm Hansen Award 2007, stipend from the Léonie Sonning Music Foundation 2009 and 2011-2014, the 3-year grant from The Danish Arts Foundation. His works has been performed on major festivals in Denmark and abroad, by among others Jeppe Just Instituttet, ensemble recherche, Athelas Sinfonietta, SCENATET and Klangforum Wien.

Available Works

  1. Geteilten Saiten

    2022 • Jeppe Just Christensen

    2-6 Instruments

    27 minutes

    for string quartet and 4 additional motorized string instruments

  2. One Song in Three Movements

    2018 • Jeppe Just Christensen

    Orchestra

    18 minutes

    2.2.2.2./4.2.2/2perc./12.10.8.6.4 & Jeppe Just Instituttet

  3. Movin'

    2005 • Jeppe Just Christensen

    2-6 Instruments

    6 minutes

    Picc, cl, perc, pno, guit, vln, vlc

  4. Studie for lilletromme, ridebækken og specielle køller

    2017 • Jeppe Just Christensen

    Educational Music

    4 minutes

    Percussion solo

  5. Studie for guitar

    2017 • Jeppe Just Christensen

    Educational Music

    4 minutes

    Guitar solo

  6. Douglas

    2009 • Jeppe Just Christensen

    7+ Instruments

    18 minutes

    Piccolo, clarinet, alto saxophone, alto trombone, percussion, piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello & electronics

  7. Ground Vol. 8

    2007 • Jeppe Just Christensen

    Solo

    18 minutes

    Guitar solo

  8. Neko

    2009 • Jeppe Just Christensen

    2-6 Instruments

    10 minutes

    2 double flexatones and piano

  9. Three Songs in 9 Movements

    2015 • Jeppe Just Christensen

    7+ Instruments

    30 minutes

    Vocals, various instruments & toys




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    RELEASE · Educate·S · Pieces for Guitar

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    Edition·S composers at Dark Music Days

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    Recording of Jeppe Just Christensen piece released

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    Significant work grants for Edition·S composers

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    Edition·S composers at KLANG

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    Return of a non-event – Curatorium 2017

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Calendar

  1. May 2022
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    May

    Jeppe Just Christensen: Geteilten Saiten

    time17:00

    location SPOR festival, Bora Bora, Aarhus, Denmark

    performed by Quatuor Diotima