Toxværd Blog 5: Prelude to the project presentation

Laura Toxværd is finishing her artistic research project with a double concert and an art book. She will present her project on April 13th at RMC.
6. Apr 2016

In the afternoon on April 13 at RMC I will be presenting the artistic research (KUV) project that I have been working on half time the last 15 months. Here follows some information about the results and the process of the project:

My project’s title: Composition of graphic and sonic works through the improvisers’ co-creation

A synopsis of the project: Taking my compositions as a point of departure, the project investigates the improvisers’ co-creation in the compositional process. The composer explores how improvisers’ ideas can be integrated in the development of the compositions, and explores what impact the integration has on the works of art. In the project, graphic scores are being designed, through the means of which I am seeking to bring forth new aesthetic forms of expressions.

Artistic results & reflections:

1) Live-recording of the double concert at Jazzhouse, Cph, March 17: “Laura Toxværd Compositions”. Release on ILK Music July 1, 2016, on two vinyl albums

Line-up, first concert: Laura Toxværd - alto sax, vocal; Carsten Dahl – piano; Jonas Westergaard - double bass, vocal; Raymond Strid - drums.


Line-up, second concert: Laura Toxværd - alto sax, clarinet; Jeppe Zeeberg – piano; Nicolai Kaas Claesson – bass; Rune Lohse - drums.

Compositions performed: QUA, SHY, RAW, URN, VOW, TIC.

2) An art book published April 13, 2016, by Forlaget Spring: “Laura Toxværd Compositions – 18 Graphic Scores”. Containing the project’s graphic scores and including critical reflections on the artistic processes.


November 2016 Article in a Danish KUV (artistic research) anthology, ed. Anne Gry Haugland (The Royal Danish Academy of Music)

April 2016 Blog 5

March 2016 Result concert at Jazzhouse, Cphærd-feat-dahlstridwestergaard-dødens-garderobe

March 2016 Interview in DownBeat

March 2016 Blog 4

February/March 2016 Interview in JazzhouseXGlobal magazine (p.37-40)

February 2016 Research visit at New York University, Department of Music & Performing Arts

December 2015 Blog 3

November 2015 Presentation (submitted proposal accepted) at the artistic research symposium “Unfolding the Process” at Arne Norheim Centre, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo

November 2015 Presentation at the Danish KUV-seminar (an artistically interdisciplinary artistic research seminar)

October 2015 Guest at the Norwegian Artistic Research Autumn Forum

October 2015 Blog 2

July 2015 Process concert organized in collaboration with the artist collective “ILK” at Copenhagen Jazz Festival

June 2015 Blog 1

May 2015 Process concert organized in collaboration with the composer collective “SKRÆP” at RMC

April 2015 Participant at the EPARM conference (European Platform for Artistic Research in Music)

March 2015 Interview, RMCs homepage

March 2015 Guest at the Norwegian Artistic Research Spring Forum

About Laura Toxværd

Altsaxophonist, composer and teaching assistant professor at RMC.


Has released three albums under her own name. Co-founder and former chairwoman of the artist collective and record label ILK. 


In 2009 awarded with the Danish Art Council's three-year working grant by the Rythmical and Classical Committees in unison. 


Educated from RMC (2004) and holder of a Master's degree with Music Education as area of specialization from Aarhus University (2013).


Click here for Laura Toxværd's profile at


By the Danish Ministry of Culture's definition, artistic research is an integrated part of any artistic process ammounting to an outcome available to the public, and accompanied by a reflection upon the process itself as well as the presentation of the result.