Kasper  Rofelt
Photo: Caroline Bittencourt

Kasper Rofelt

(1982-)

The classical composer and member of the Danish Composers' Society, Kasper Rofelt, made his début as a composer in 2001, when he conducted his own orchestral piece at the Concert Hall of the Tivoli Garden. Rofelt started composing, when he was in his teens and during his high school period he took lessons in composition, theory and orchestration with Karsten Fundal among other activities.

Later he has studied composition with composers such as Per Nørgård, Bent Sørensen, Niels Rosing-Schow, Simon Bainbridge and Philippe Leroux. He became Master of Composition with music theory in 2011 from The Royal Danish Academy of Music. Rofelt teaches music theory, ear training, musical history and gives lectures in different connections in parallel with his work as a composer.

So far, the music of Kasper Rofelt has been played in all of the Scandinavian countries, the Baltic States as well as in Russia, Germany, France and Greece.

Among musicians and ensembles, he has written music for and collaborated with, we find for example:

Recorder player Michala Petri
Cellist Toke Møldrup 
The French conductor Jean Thorel 
Concert organist David Sanger
Violin player Christina Åstrand
Pianist David Lau Magnussen 
Cellist Jakob Kullberg
The classical accordionist Bjarke Mogensen 
Cellist Andreas Brantelid
The Århus Sinfonietta
The Esbjerg Ensemble
The Diamond Ensemble
The recorder player Pernille Petersen
Flutist Jennifer Dill
Mythos Duo

Rofelt's music can roughly be divided into two groups: Music based primarily on pitch and music based primarily on timbre. The pitch-based music often employs a musical language that is readily accessible and lyrical in character and/or structures, in which pitch is the primary concern (as opposed to timbre). This kind of music is often at least half-way tonal. The timbre-based music is primarily concerned with timbre, texture, gesture and/or a specific concept. This kind of music is often atonal. Pitch-focused music is represented by works like e.g. Two nightsongs, Circulaire 1, Das Diaphorische, Abwesenheit in einem Traumgarten and 3 songs by Lorca. Timbre-based music is represented by works like e.g. Sonata analogica, Synthesis and Mare tenebrarum. Works, which clearly show both tendencies are e.g. Shadow Phases, Circulaire 2 and Circonflexe. Moreover the cultivation of breaks and contrasts, not to mention ambiguity in the musical structures, faces the listener with perceptual choices in a vast majority of his works.

Available Works

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  1. Sérénade pour Ionesco

    2019 • Kasper Rofelt

    7+ Instruments

    14 minutes

    Fl, cl, bsn, hrp, pno, vln, vla, vlc

  2. Cantando

    2019 • Kasper Rofelt

    2-6 Instruments

    10 minutes

    Fl, cl, bsn, hrp, pno, vln, vla, vlc

  3. Dichotomy

    2020 • Kasper Rofelt

    7+ Instruments

    17 minutes

    Fl, cl, bsn, hrp, pno, vln, vla, vlc

  4. Entourage II

    2013 • Kasper Rofelt

    2-6 Instruments

    17 minutes

    Violin, horn & piano

  5. Forward!

    2020 • Kasper Rofelt

    2-6 Instruments

    2 minutes

    C.bsn, hrp, pno, vln, vla, vlc

  6. Stay

    2012 • Kasper Rofelt

    2-6 Instruments

    5 minutes

    Flute, clarinet, violin, cello

  7. Around

    2015 • Kasper Rofelt

    2-6 Instruments

    1:30 minutes

    Cello and piano

  8. Seraphim

    2018 • Kasper Rofelt

    Solo

    4:33 minutes

    Trumpet solo

  9. Night Phase – Concerto for cello and orchestra

    2017 • Kasper Rofelt

    Orchestra

    25 minutes

    3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/timp/2 perc/arp/clst/vlc solo/archi

  10. 2 Violinstykker

    2016 • Kasper Rofelt

    Educational Music

    3 minutes

    Violin solo

  11. Sang

    2016 • Kasper Rofelt

    Educational Music

    2 minutes

    Piano solo

  12. Shadow Pieces

    2007 • Kasper Rofelt

    Solo

    22 minutes

    Accordion solo

  13. Nebulous Toccata

    2009 • Kasper Rofelt

    Solo

    5 minutes

    Guitar

  14. Semiosis

    2012 • Kasper Rofelt

    Solo

    17 minutes

    Piano solo

  15. Etudes pour le piano

    2010 • Kasper Rofelt

    Solo

    16 minutes

    Piano solo

  16. Abwesenheit in einem Traumgarten

    2006 • Kasper Rofelt

    2-6 Instruments

    10 minutes

    2 guit

  17. Concert Studies for Classical Accordion

    2009 • Kasper Rofelt

    Solo

    12 minutes

    Accordion

  18. Nightsong, version 2

    2008 • Kasper Rofelt

    2-6 Instruments

    5 minutes

    Vn, acc

  19. Nightsong, version 1

    2008 • Kasper Rofelt

    2-6 Instruments

    6 minutes

    Vlc, acc

  20. Nightsong, version 4

    2010 • Kasper Rofelt

    Solo

    4 minutes

    Piano with amplification ad lib.

  21. Nightsong, version 3

    2009 • Kasper Rofelt

    2-6 Instruments

    5 minutes

    Rec, acc

  22. Nightsong

    2008 • Kasper Rofelt

    Solo

    4 minutes

    Piano

  23. Apsaras' Music

    2011 • Kasper Rofelt

    Solo

    15 minutes

    Percussion solo

  24. Lysfald

    2008 • Kasper Rofelt

    2-6 Instruments

    12 minutes

    Vlc, acc

  25. Écritures

    2009 • Kasper Rofelt

    2-6 Instruments

    16 minutes

    Pno, acc

  26. Saxophone Concerto in 4 Miniatures

    2009 • Kasper Rofelt

    2-6 Instruments

    11 minutes

    ASax, Ttrb, 2 perc, vl, vlc

  27. La canción que nunca diré

    2009 • Kasper Rofelt

    2-6 Instruments

    5 minutes

    Vn, acc

  28. Twisted Tango

    2010 • Kasper Rofelt

    7+ Instruments

    8 minutes

    Solo acc + 1.1.1.1/1.0.0.0/1.1.1.1.1

  29. Shadow Phases

    2009 • Kasper Rofelt

    2-6 Instruments

    25 minutes

    Solo acc + fl, cl, Ttrb, perc, hrp, vl, vlc

  30. Symphony No. 1

    2010 • Kasper Rofelt

    Orchestra

    11 minutes

    3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/timp/2 perc/12.10.8.6.5

  31. Archaeopteryx

    2011 • Kasper Rofelt

    Solo

    14 minutes

    Piano 4 hands

  32. Circonflexe

    2007 • Kasper Rofelt

    2-6 Instruments

    5 minutes

    Recorder and xiao

  33. Entourage

    2010 • Kasper Rofelt

    Solo

    10 minutes

    Soprano recorder solo

  34. Charybdis

    2010 • Kasper Rofelt

    2-6 Instruments

    11 minutes

    2 acc




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  1. Kasper Rofelt World Premiere

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    Kasper Rofelt World Premiere

  2. Edition·S at KLANG Festival

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    Edition·S at KLANG Festival

  3. Kasper Rofelt · 40 years today

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    Kasper Rofelt · 40 years today

  1. Kasper Rofelt portrait album and release concert

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    Kasper Rofelt portrait album and release concert

  2. Kasper Rofelt · World Premiere

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    Kasper Rofelt · World Premiere

  3. Digital Concert Series

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    Digital Concert Series

  4. RELEASE · Educate·S · Pieces for Violin

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    RELEASE · Educate·S · Pieces for Violin

  5. Educate·S · Pieces for Piano recorded

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    Educate·S · Pieces for Piano recorded

  6. Save 25% on all solo pieces

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    Save 25% on all solo pieces

  7. Stauning, Rofelt and Tjørnhøj nominated for Carl Prisen 

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    Stauning, Rofelt and Tjørnhøj nominated for Carl Prisen 

  8. Rofelt and Stauning awarded by Danish Arts Foundation

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    Rofelt and Stauning awarded by Danish Arts Foundation

  9. Third season of 4'33 Phil coming up

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    Third season of 4'33 Phil coming up

  10. Interview: Kasper Rofelt's new cello concert

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    Interview: Kasper Rofelt's new cello concert

  11. Educate·S - New Music for Music Schools

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    Educate·S - New Music for Music Schools

  12. Sneak peek of new Edition·S project

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    Sneak peek of new Edition·S project

  13. The Programme for Suså Festival 2015 Has Been Released

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    The Programme for Suså Festival 2015 Has Been Released

  14. Kasper Rofelt Debut Concert

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    Kasper Rofelt Debut Concert

  15. Kasper Rofelt is the recipient of a Sonning Scholarship

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    Kasper Rofelt is the recipient of a Sonning Scholarship

  16. Award for Kasper Rofelt

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    Award for Kasper Rofelt

  17. Edition·S Composers at PULSAR Festival

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    Edition·S Composers at PULSAR Festival

  18. Kasper Rofelt premiere at PULSAR 2012

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    Kasper Rofelt premiere at PULSAR 2012

  19. Kasper Rofelt accordion album release

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    Kasper Rofelt accordion album release

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Calendar

  1. September 2021
  2. 18

    September

    Kasper Rofelt: Dichotomy

    time13:30

    location KUMUS, Toreby L , Denmark

    performed by Ensemble Storstrøm

  1. April 2022
  2. 20

    April

    Kasper Rofelt: Album release concert

    time17:00

    location Musikhuset København, Denmark

    performed by Danish Chamber Players conducted by Anne Marie Granau

  1. June 2022
  2. 16

    June

    Kasper Rofelt: Trichotomy

    time16:30

    location Helligåndskirken, København, Denmark

    performed by Peter Navarro-Alonso