Anderskov blog 7: Habitable Exomusics Analysis (in English)

Composer Jacob Anderskov has published a theoretical and thorough analysis of his artistic output in the project 'Habitable Exomusics'.
10. aug. 2015

I have finally arrived at some kind of completion with the Habitable Exomusics Analysis text, now published online (Pdf, 65 pages, in English).

The “Analysis” is a theoretical text with thorough musical analysis and disseminations of selected parts of the artistic output in the project.

As I write in the preface:

”The aim of this text is to present a more detailed view on the musical, technical and theoretical dimensions of the Habitable Exomusics project.

Much of the reflection related to most Artistic Research projects normally seems to be – and possibly should be – written in a language that allows any interested citizen to understand it. The same thing is true of much of the reflection texts and interviews on my Habitable Exomusics project, outside of this specific “Analysis” text. As important as a broader kind of dissemination is – reaching to fellow artistic researchers from other fields, and to curious fellow citizens (hopefully interested in art) – I felt the need in this project to also share with other musicians and composers some of the considerations I have had on specific musical structures in the process. And to do it in with a degree of technical detail primarily suitable for sharing among fellow musicians and composers.

Or I might put it like this: Whereas the public dissemination will naturally ask questions as to what it MEANS for the artist to make a mapping of his or her own artistic language in a project such as this one – and how it CAN be done in a fertile way – I also wanted to make a much more specific dissemination of WHAT the map actually did show.

(…) The analysing process brought me to the main categories of material-structuring principles that might be called the “primary underlying post tonal structuring principles in my music”. The main categories are listed in the index, and will be described in each their chapter.”

Om 'Habitable Exomusics'

Det fulde overblik over projektets indhold - de kunstneriske produkter, album-trilogien, afholdte koncerter, audio- og video-links, analysetekster, node-eksempler, etc.

Om Jacob Anderskov

Jacob Anderskov er pianist, orkesterleder og komponist.


Han har udgivet over 25 albums som bandleder.


Han har modtaget adskillige priser, senest Årets Jazz Komponist 2013 til Danish Music Awards Jazz.


Jacob Anderskov er selv uddannet fra RMC i 2002 og har siden 2012 været ansat som lektor.


I Kulturministeriets definition er kunstnerisk udviklings-virksomhed en integreret del af en kunstnerisk proces, der fører frem til et offentligt tilgængeligt resultat og ledsages af en refleksion over såvel processen som præsentationen af resultatet.