Joshua Cheek, May 2020
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14 May 2020 Facebook - review
Review by: Joshua Cheek
Work by Lohse: Symphony in one movement
Big congratulations to the wonderful Danish composer and graphic artist Martin Lohse on the completion of his first symphony.
Lohse's melodic and generously consonant polystylistic music is fashioned out of modules that are carefully combined and recombined into a warm, slightly melancholic post-minimalism, built upon deceptively complex textures.
Martin has also distinguished himself as a sensitive and challenging composer for the accordion, his music having been championed and recorded by stellar virtuosos such as Bjarke Mogensen, and Hanzhi Wang, and the young Polish accordionist Weronika Sura - akordeon.
To answer one's muse is always a risk, and Martin did precisely that, composing this symphony out of an inner compulsion to create beauty, not as a fulfillment of a commission. If there are conductors and orchestras interested in programming Martin's music, by all means, CONTACT him via Messenger!
This is a truly lovely new symphony that eloquently speaks an accessible language certain to appeal to equally to fans of Scandanavian Romanticism as well the Neo-Classicism of A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Ólafur Arnalds and the late Jóhann Jóhannsson.