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Markus Pesonen


Markus Pesonen (b.1984) is a Finnish guitarist, composer and sound artist who spends his time both in Copenhagen and Berlin. Markus started his musical journey with improvisation and composition working both with popular and classical music in Kuopio, Finland. After his studies in Helsinki, he moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2006 where he completed his master’s degree in music performance at the city’s Rhythmic Music Conservatory in 2010. Markus is involved in many different constellations ranging from solo guitar and electronics to he’s 11-piece ensemble Markus Pesonen Hendectet, while actively writing music for film and improvising with dancers and performance artists



Label: Lost Marble
Released: 2020
Track listing: Cordial; Ah Leu Cha; Donna Lee; Laura; Confirmation; We Are Not Lost, We Are Simply Finding Out Way; The Study of Touch; My Little Suede Shoes; Star Eyes; Tenacity.


Article: Album Review

Django Bates: Tenacity

Read "Tenacity" reviewed by John Kelman

It's been a long time since that late May, 2013 week in Luleå, Sweden, where pianist Django Bates and his Belovèd Trio first collaborated with the renowned Norrbotten Big Band. Fully documented in the All About Jazz article Django Bates: From Zero to Sixty in Five Days, Bates, bassist Petter Eldh and drummer Peter Bruun, along ...


Article: Multiple Reviews

Latest from Danish Barefoot Records

Read "Latest from Danish Barefoot Records" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The 2012 edition of the Copenhagen Jazz festival offered a musical snapshot of the vibrant and varied Danish improvisational scene and its strong ties with other European improv scenes. The festival hosted 18 concerts, organized by the music collective and record label Barefoot Records. Half of those concerts were recorded, enjoying the presence of many guests ...



Label: Unit Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: 01. CO2; 02. Hullun Paperit; 03. Sugar Rush; 04. Hum; 05. Reliever; 06. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat; 07. Space Race; 08. A Day in the Life.


Article: Profile

Django Bates: From Zero to Sixty in Five Days

Read "Django Bates: From Zero to Sixty in Five Days" reviewed by John Kelman

It's rare enough to get to catch the premiere of a brand new work in a location as removed as Luleå, Sweden—just 100 kilometers south of the Arctic circle and in late May already experiencing 22-hour days and temperatures between 20 and 25 Celsius. But to get to experience the birth of a commission and to ...


Article: Album Review

¡haUtUllin!: ¡haUtUllin!

Read "¡haUtUllin!" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

{¡haUtUllin!}} is a new Scandinavian duo-- Norwegian drummer Håkon Berre, residing in Copenhagen, and Finnish guitarist Markus Pesonen-- that aim to break away from the prevailing musical genres and common understanding of their instruments roles and usage. The duo is gifted with reckless energy, imaginary vocabulary and a rebellious, eccentric spirit. The live improvisations embrace all, ...

Article: Album Review

Markus Pesonen Hendectet: Hum

Read "Hum" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il Markus Pesonen Hendectet è un gruppo di undici musicisti, prevalentemente danesi e tedeschi (anche se il leader è il chitarrista finlandese Markus Pesonen), che si muovono fra Copenhagen e Berlino per cercare un punto di equilibrio fra il rock progressivo e la musica classica contemporanea, senza rinnegare il linguaggio jazzistico moderno che li accomuna. In ...


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Sugar Rush

Label: Unit Records
Released: 2013
Duration: 04:16


Article: AAJ PRO

An Open Letter to Musicians: Lemme Hear It!

Read "An Open Letter to Musicians: Lemme Hear It!" reviewed by Dave Sumner

This begins a series of posts intended to give artists, labels, and promoters some insight into how I use the internet to discover and purchase music and how that knowledge might be used to the benefit of the artists. I don't claim to be the prototypical music listener and buyer. I listen to, and ...


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