Jørgen Teller born 1958 in Copenhagen

www.jorgenteller.dk


Composition, guitar, sampler, synth, vocal, electro acoustic and songs.   

My compositions and projects focuses on guitars, electro acoustics, laptop interacting w. brass/instruments/dancers/poets, songwriting, improvisation, music for dance-theatre, poetry and video.

professionel since 1980:
Works / tunes of  mine has been performed live by bands & ensembles I have been involved w. initiating;
Tredie Tilstand, Wadudu Magic, Avantgarden Party, Tzarina Q Cut, Temper, 21st Guitars, David Thomas & Foreigners,  JeSo, Capote, The Ghettoblaster Ensemble, Slope, Jazz’n’Noise Ensemble, 
Jørgen Teller & The Empty Stairs,

Works has been performed at danish and international dance-theatres, conceptual events, inter-media, multi speaker-concerts & communication-actions at clubs, festivals & theatres in Paris, Freiburg, Berlin, Hamburg (Kampnagel), Hannover, Amsterdam, Cagliari, Rotterdam (ISEA), London (ICA), Helsinki, Salzburg, Bergamo, Arnhem, Barcelona, New York, Montreal, Cagliari, Pärnu, Århus, Roskilde, Toulouse, København, Odense, Stevns, Aalborg, Tokyo, Kobe, Bordeaux, St Jean d’Angely, Stavanger, Göteborg, Västerås etc.   
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1985-90 I stayed in Paris, directing and performing as dancer/performer in events, mounting pieces and solos w. my music and touring Europe. Actor in a Wagner-opera  directed by  Claude Regy.

Composed for
solo                            guitar,  sampler, live electronics, inter-action.                     
duo/trios/quartet:     Jakob Draminsky Højmark, Knulp Rittmeyer, Per Buhl Acs, Jeffrey Morgan,                
                                    Yasuhiro Otani , Jean Francois Pauvros, Rhys Chatham, Fast Forward, Jakob                
                                    Brandt-Pedersen, Kim Cascone, Rex  Casswell, Geraldine Keller,  P.O. Jørgens,                 
                                    Martin Klapper, Peter Friis-Nielsen, Jakob Riis, Søren Gorm, Tobias Kirstein,                
                                    Sune T.B. Nielsen, Pierre Dørge, Morten Carlsen, Irene Becker, Gunnar Halle,                
                                    Tetsuo Furudate, Niels-Ole Bo Johansen.
ensemble:                 21st GUITARS (15 musicians). The Ghettoblaster Ensemble (8’tet),
                                    Corona Guitar Kvartet, Jazz’n’Noise Ensemble (6’tet),
electro acoustic:     Denmarks Radio/Lydmuren, DIEM, Glyptoteket, The Roundtower, Lyd/Galleriet,
                                    Tycho Brahe Planetarium, NUMUS, Bourges, Soundtravels Toronto, m.fl.
choreographers:     Kaja Gam, Tim Feldman, Kenneth Kreutzmann, Anders Christiansen, Lene Boel,                
                                    Stuart Lynch, Isnel da Silveira Co. (Europa Tour ‘88), Anne Katrine Kallmoes,                
                                    Signe Andersen, Malene Hertz, Ole Birger Hansen, The Tyte Institute, Ari                    
                                    Rosenzweig, Nicolaj Jespersen.
writers:                     Janus Kodal, Poul Borum, Jörgen Lind & Bertolt Brecht-projekt
video, dance:            own video-dances, Emmanuel Carquille, Massimo Zanasi, Anders                    
                                    Elberling, Flemming Brantbjerg, Testbild, Nicolaj Jespersen.
   
releases:

Jeg Så Det Godt”                                              - JT & The Empty Stairs. Vinyl 2010

Burn Sugar”                                                     - JT & The Empty Stairs + Pewt’r. Lim.Ed. 2010

Live Klub Argot”                                                - JT & The Empty Stairs. Vinyl 2009

Wunderswim”                                                   - JT & The Empty Stairs. CD 2007

“House of Rainbows””                                        - JT & The Empty Stairs - songs. CD 2005
“Like A Crush”                                                    - JT & The Empty Stairs - songs. CD 2003
“Signals in Development”                                    - soli for Le Bastard - guitar - CD -2002
“Letters to The Sun”                                            - electro acoustic & poetry CD/DVD 2002 CD
“BAY CITY”                                                         - co-lab w. David Thomas & Foreigners. 2000
"9 meetings with THE CARELESS ANGEL”         - co-lab. w. Poul Borum -  ‘99 - CD
"Delete Nature Convert Today”                          - soli for MIDI-guitar-sampler ’99 CD
"Ingentings Mestre”                                             - Temper & Janus Kodal & M. Tomozawa 98 CD
"17 musics for stage & screen" (MC)             - soundtracks ´95
"MY INNER EAR"                                            - trio-concert for 3 samplers in The Roundtower '93 CD
"YOU ... MAKE ME DO IT"                             - VHS (‘89) - solo dance-music
"On Waste Ave-Nude" (EP)                        - Tzarina Q Cut ‘ 91
"Bees On H.A.L.I."     (LP)                                 - Tzarina Q Cut ‘88
"Giv Plads" (LP)                                                 -Tredie Tilstand (dansk reggae/dub) (‘84)
"Sorte Får"(2LP)                                            -Tredie Tilstand (dansk reggae/dub) (‘81)

compilations/ co-laborations:   
PENDLER, SKRÆP 1+2+3, MXP 1+2, Klima, My Car, EuropCafé, van Gogh, Ninth World, DIEM, The Ghettoblaster Ensemble, 21st Guitars, Litopolis, Capote, Slope, CEC, a.o.

Member of SKRÆP – experimental music forum since ‘89
Initiated the SSSHHHHH..... soundbienale and sound-art-network in Copenhagen ’99
Idéaliser behind the The Ghettoblaster Ensemble, 21st Guitars (10 el. guitars,bas, drums)

Lectures & teacher:
In music on highschools  83-84, Denmark’s Designskole 97,  Rytmic Center ‘97.
In contact improvisation/dance i nParis, Stockholm og København '88-'90.
In sonic arts on Krabbesholm Highchool  & Institut e of Music Science in Århus 99-00.

education
Master in Electronic Music 2004-06 Royal Conservatory of Jutland, Aarhus.
Mathematic at Medialogy Ålborg University 2005
Pedagogic Basic Course (VPG) 2000
Carpenter 1981
Mathematic/physics student Virum Statsskole (college) 1976

workshops
electro acoustic and acousmatic 95-05:     Dennis Smalley, Adrian Moore, Francis Dhomont, Darren Copeland, Wayne Siegel, Ivar Frounberg, Tømmer Claus,
piano 99-02:                John Beck
new dance, contact improvisation, african dance & choreography 80-91: Isabel Eisen, Edward Ntemi, Ghonche Materego, Nkwabi N’Ghangasamala,  Richard Lee, Isnel da Silveira, Mark Tompkins, Julien Hamilton, Pierre Doussaint, Isabelle Dubouloz, Howard Sonnenklar, Kirstie Simpson, Nancy Stark Smith,
vocal-technic                Roy Hart Theatre (82-84), Christian Svendsen (94-96)
percussion and composition 79-87:    Karen Mortensen, Emmanuel K. Rahim, Amadu Jarr, Cocosel
improvisation ‘81-84:            Pierre Dørge, Morten Carlsen, Marilyn Mazur, Alan Silva
guitar & composition 80-84:         Pierre Dørge, Bernhard Laux, Alfred M. Patty, Bagamayo Arts

own studies include:
guitar, bata rhythm & mathematics, sound-theory, sampling, computer , tuning,  mixing, mastering & silence....
composers, artists & choreographers:  Cage, Stockhausen, La Monte Young, Barry Truax,  Messiaen, John Zorn, Sonic Youth, James “Blood” Ulmer, Rhys Chatham, Prince, Fela Kuti, Xenakis, Varese, Frank Zappa, Marcel Duchamp, Yves Klein, Francis Bacon, Nam June Paik, Anne Theresa de Keersmaker, Wim Vandekeybus.





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