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"This release will convert the skeptic to new classical music"

"It may well be that you are not going to be religious, if you invest in this release from Gateway Music. On the other hand, there is some risk that you will be reversed and start listening to contemporary music."

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11 August 2015 - Thomas Michelsen

International Record Review (July-August 2012)

... I don’t recall previously hearing any music by the Hans Abrahamsen-student Martin Lohse (b.1971) – painter and poet as well as composer – but I shall certainly be keeping my ears open from now on, since his 16-minute In Liquid... (2008: an orchestral version of a work for accordion and piano from the year before) is unassertively lovely. It falls into four movements but the variety of moods obscures the structure in favour of an extended narrative. It opens with a disconsolate elegy over a pizzicato string bass; a march figure increases the excitement but soon fades, and a solo trumpet introduces a quasi-improvised cadenza, exquisitely rueful at first but increasingly assertive before the elegiac atmosphere of the opening returns. Lohse knows how to caress the ear and stimulate the mind at the same time: In Liquid … is all the more touching for the understatement of its emotional burden. ...
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6 July 2012 - Martin Anderson

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by Philip Elberling 2012

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Mobile - soloworks for accordion played by Bjarke Mogensen
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This wiki includes 72 compositions by Martin Lohse, and 37 versions of these works.

This wiki also includes 4 lost works, 11 works that has been redrawn and 3 arrangements by Martin Lohse

A total of 127 works.

Classical composer, poet and visual artist born in Copenhagen, Denmark 1971.

“In my music, I try to encircle small musical moments and atmospheres, which can timeless progress and unfold. The collocation and collision of a “pure” and clear music with a disintegrated and multi-layered music is one of the main characteristic of my music. In the heart, the music often emanate a harmonic and melodic reminiscence of past experiences in glints or longer periods which combined with a floating sensation (accelerando, decelerando etc.) creates a music with the organic form as one of its main foundations.”

In the last years his music has evolved to a more pure expression, involving very simple patterns of successive major thirds. He has called the technique Mobile, and it was developed around 2009 by combining polystylistic elements with a simple repeating sequence of chords, sometimes creating a simple nearly transcendental music and at other times creating a cacophonous collection of minimalistic, romantic and baroque music on top of each other, all in different tempos but with no or very few dissonances.

In his visual art he is deeply inspired by the abstract art community COBRA which existed in Denmark from 1948-51 and by the American expressive art of Jackson Pollock etc. At the moment he use a scraping technique developed by Gerhard Richter, making paintings where the viewer can look through several layers of paint, and thereby creating the illusion of several events in time existing together at the same time.

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