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Jesper Mejlvang - Composer
Ever since I was a boy, I have been fascinated by sound – the magnificent universe which encompasses every aspect of life itself.

About

Composer for film and television and a music producer

I remember a watershed moment from my childhood.

My mother had bought an old piano. The piano tuner had just finished tuning it and the instrument was now standing all by itself in the living room, disassembled with all the piano strings visible. I was about six years old and I cautiously laid my hands on the keys for the very first time – and a wonderful sound suddenly flowed through my ears. I had not yet learned to play the piano at the time, so I didn’t know what I was doing, but I was utterly fascinated and absorbed by the sound emanating from the instrument. It was like a door had opened up to a brand-new universe, revealing an infinitely deep and colourful world which could encompass everything – joy, pain, grief, euphoria – at one and the same time.

Whenever I compose music, I strive to express in my works just a fraction of the feeling from that experience. I try to unlock that door – and keep it ajar.

In my world, there is no language more powerful than music and there is no better way to communicate an emotion. Music does something to us and touches us, regardless of whether we are aware of it. Nothing can warm a cold heart or make us forget our loneliness like music can. Music can be an angel or a demon, light or dark, soft and hard, or beautiful, horrifying, shrill, or warm – so a composer’s job is to select the sound that best describes the state of mind or emotion he or she wants a work to impart. My passion is music, nothing is more important – it’s that simple.

The Works

Drama/Thriller/Action

Drama/Thriller/Action

Emotion

Emotion

Suspense

Suspense

Odd

Odd

Curriculum Vitae

— B. 24 February 1963, in Virum, Denmark
— Started down my musical path in life at an early age with singing, flute and piano lessons in the first grade.
— Graduated from Holte Upper Secondary School, majoring in Music and Languages.
— Attended Berklee College of Music Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Performance Major
— Attended the Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen
— Attended the Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Music for Film & TV Major

Composed my first piece of music at the age of 10 and started my first band in sixth grade.

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  • 1978–80 - Barock, with Thomas Poulsen, Henrik Belmark, et al. Piano/keyboards, composer/arranger.
  • 1980–82 - Lobster, with Thomas Poulsen, Henrik Belmark, Flemming Toft, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer/arranger.
  • 1982–83 - Avenue, with Thomas Blachman, Niels Lan Doky, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer.
  • 1983 - Ghetto Blaster, with Thomas Hass, Cecilie Nordby, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer/arranger.
  • 1984–85 - Horn I/S, with Ivan Horn, Ole Prehn, Peter Andersen, René Cambony, et al. Keyboards.
  • 1986–87 - OneTwo, with Cecilie Nordby and Nina Forsberg, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer.
  • 1988–92 - Roupé Band, with Bjarne Roupe, Niels Ratzer, Ole Skipper Mosgaard, et. al. Piano/keyboards.
  • 1989 - One Two, “Hvide Løgne” [white lies] album with Jan Lysdahl, Jesper Mattson, et al. Piano/keyboards.
  • 1990–92 - Two Many, with Nils Harrit, Inger Nyberg. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer/arranger.
  • 1990–92 - Danse Orkestret, with Jakob Andersen, Jørgen Klubien, Kasper Marott, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals.
  • 1990–96 - Nils Landgren Unit, with Per Lindvall, Lars Danielson, Henrik Jansson, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer.
  • 1991 - Thomas Helmig, with Aske Jakobi, Lars Danielson, Claes Anthonsen, et al. Keyboards/vocals.
  • 1991 - Metropolis, Norman Fearrington, Ray Pedersen, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer/arranger.
  • 1991 - Eddie Harris, Zürich concerts. Piano/keyboards.
  • 1991–93 - Danser Med Drenge, with Philippa Bulgin, Klaus Kellerup, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer/arranger.
  • 1991 - Aske Jacoby, “Not Only For The Royalties” album. Piano/keyboards.
  • 1992–94 - Beleza Brazil, with Klaus Menzer, Rune Olesen, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer/arranger.
  • 1992 - Mikkel Nordsø, the “Guitar Me” album. Keyboards.
  • 1992–93 - DR Entertainment Orchestra, Danish Song Contest. Piano/keyboards.
  • 1992 - Sanne Salomonsen Band, with Assi Roar, Michael Elo, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals.
  • 1992–99 - Jan Glæsel’s orchestra, sundry TV shows and tours. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer/arranger.
  • 1992 - Nils Landgren “Red Horn” album, Michael Ruff, et al. Piano/keyboards, arranger.
  • 1993–94 - News, with Peter Biker, Jette Schandorf, Berit Fridahl, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals.
  • 1993 - “Danser Med Drenge” album. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer/arranger, producer.
  • 1993 - Jan Glæsel’s orchestra, “Linie 3, Hvor er de to andre” album. Piano/keyboards/vocals.
  • 1994–97 - Lis Sørensen, with Jonas Krag, Emil de Vaal, Moussa Diallo, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer/arranger.
  • 1994 - Fini Høstrup’s orchestra “Grease Nørrebro teater” album + performance. Keyboards.
  • 1994 - Nils Landgren, “Live in Stockholm” album, with Maceo Parker, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer.
  • 1995–97 - Frede Ewert’s DR Pop Orchestra, Danish Song Contest. Piano/keyboards, arranger.
  • 1995 - Michael Teschl “This Is How You Fall in Love” album, with Per Christian Frost, Mads Michelsen, et al. Keyboards.
  • 1995 - Hit The Road Jacques, protest song against France’s nuclear bomb testing, with Annisette, Al Agami, Alex Nyborg Madsen, Erann Drori, Hanne Boel, Søs Fenger, et al. Piano/keyboards, arranger/producer.
  • 1995 - One O One album, with Tanja Lewis, Carsten Elmer, Bobo Moreno, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer/arranger, producer/technician.
  • 1995 - Casper Christensen, “Tænd Tequilaen” single. Keyboards, producer.
  • 1995 - Lis Sørensen, “Du kan få mig til alt” album. Piano/keyboards.
  • 1995 - Nordisk FIlm og TV Jingles and music for TV series composer
  • 1995 - Keyboard player of the year Pears award by MidiMag
  • 1995 - Danish Grammy Awards music - composer/producer
  • 1996 - Henriette og Ole music for TV series
  • 1996 - GNU, “Morning Mist” album, with Bob Ricketts, Jon Bruland, Søren Reiff, et al. Piano/keyboards, composer/arranger/producer.
  • 1997 - Jan Glæsel’s orchestra, “Linie 3 Show” album. Piano/keyboards/vocals.
  • 1998 - Jette Torp, “Here I Am” album. Piano/keyboards.
  • 1997 - Tanja Lewis “Doing the duo” album. Piano, producer.
  • 1998 - Jan Glæsel DGI, “Endnu en dag” single. Piano/keyboards.
  • 1999 - Jette Torp, “What If I Do” album. Piano/keyboards.
  • 2001 - Expect No Mercy album, with Kalle Brandt, Kim Bak, et al. Baltic Recording Studio, producer/technician.
  • 2001 - Niels Præstholm “Thank You for Your Tips” album. Piano.
  • 2002 - Karin Rødvig “Jazz salme” album. Baltic Recording Studio, producer/technician.
  • 2003 - Poul Halberg Power Trio, “Love Affair” album. Baltic Recording Studio.
  • 2004 - P1 Formiddag Poul Friis music for radio series DR - composer
  • 2005 - Anne Kierulff, “Beneath the Rising Moon” album, with Jens Winther, Jimmy Roger Pedersen, et al. Baltic Recording Studio, producer/technician.
  • 2005 - Fortitudo album, with own singer/songwriter works, with Troels Skovgaard, Michael Friis, Lars Wagner, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer/arranger/producer.
  • 2005 - Valdemars Verden music for TV series - komponist/producer/tekniker
  • 2005 - Hva´Så Danmark, music for TV series DR - composer
  • 2006 - Nulle og Verdensorkestret, “Bewitched” album. Baltic Recording Studio, producer/technician.
  • 2006 - Frank, “Don’t Give Up” album, with Rasmus Grossell, et al. Piano/vocals, Baltic Recording Studio, producer/technician.
  • 2006 - Nicolai Engstrøm, “Tilfældet Jensen” album, with Michael Friis, Klaus Menzer, et al. Piano/keyboards, arranger, Baltic Recording Studio, producer/technician.
  • 2006 - “I drømme og håb” single, official sang for the Galathea 3 Expedition. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer/arranger, Baltic Recording Studio, producer/technician.
  • 2006 - Monique, “Believer” album. Piano/keyboards, Baltic Recording Studio, technician.
  • 2006 - Avenida Atlantica, “Casa Da Praia” album, with Maria Hiort Petersen, Dimos Goudaroulis, Delia Fischer, Luiz Guello, et al. Baltic Recording Studio, producer/technician.
  • 2006 - Bizz, music and sonic identity for web and advertising - composer
  • 2006 - Danmark Rundt, music for TV series TV2 - composer
  • 2006 - MindGab productions music for advertising - composer
  • 2007 - Michala Petri, “Mozart Flute Quartets” album, with Marta Sudraba, Ula Ulijona, Carolin Widmann, et al., producer - Preben Ivan. Baltic Recording Studio, technician.
  • 2007 - Bornwood, music for advertising - composer
  • 2007 - Kaya Brüel & Ole Kibsgaard album - engineer
  • 2007 - Live And Lie album - producer featuring Jess Day
  • 2007 - Miriam album - producer
  • 2008 - Morild, “Der stode tre skalke” album. Baltic Recording Studio, technician.
  • 2008 - Phronesis, “Green Delay” album, with Jasper Høiby, Ivo Neame, Anton Eger, et al. Baltic Recording Studio.
  • 2009 - Heat Makers album. Baltic Recording Studio, producer/technician.
  • 2009 - Karen Bach album - engineer recording and mix August Wanngren
  • 2011 - Christina Seest, “New Seasons of the North” album, with Lars Juul, Johan Seegerberg, Nils Jespersen, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer/arranger, Baltic Recording Studio, producer/technician.
  • 2011 - Soluna Samay, “Sing Out Loud” album, with Michael Friis, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals, arranger, Baltic Recording Studio, producer/technician.
  • 2011 - Sheol short film - sound design/audio post production
  • 2012 - Mads Vinding Trio album, with Jean-Michel Pilc, Billy Hart, et al. Baltic Recording Studio, technician.
  • 2012 - Boogie Boy album - engineer featuring Lasse Jensen piano, Hugo Rasmussen bass, Tom Mc Ewan drums
  • 2013 - Søren Bernbom, “Tilbage igen” album, with Hans Fagt, Joachim Ussing, et al. Piano/keyboards/vocals, composer/arranger, Baltic Recording Studio, producer/technician.

In the Studio

Ever since I started to experiment with two cassette tape recorders and a microphone in my early teens, I have always been interested in the listener’s experience in front of the loudspeaker.

During my professional career, I have fortunately had plenty of opportunities to work with this aspect of the creative process as well. This resulted in the construction of a number of my own studios over the years. The first was in the basement of my childhood home and had egg cartons on the ceilings. The size of the studio gradually increased until today with the current ultimate music and sound workshop venue known as Baltic Recording Studio.

Since 2001, this studio has been the setting for my creative endeavours and over the years has become one of the best studios in Denmark – with an unobstructed panorama of the Baltic Sea and all the equipment a sound nerd could ever dream of. In the studio, we record and mix the various productions, and all of my compositions are mixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound. The studio features a Bösendorfer concert grand piano and a live recording room with enough space for a small symphony orchestra – with sound and inspiration.

Contact

Jesper Mejlvang
email address

Baltic Recording Studio
Tuevej 7
Isle of Bornholm
3740 Svaneke
Denmark

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