As a five year-old, I began practising to play the violin. Then from age seven it was piano, and I have loved the piano ever since, although I never became a skilled pianist at all. From age eleven and onwards, it has been the practicing of bass and drums. Also, playing acoustic guitar is immensely enjoyable, but difficult.
Lately I have ventured to learn playing the chromatic, keyless single-reed woodwind instrument, the xaphoon. This is an enormous challange for me.
Since age 12 I have played in a band on and off. I prefer to play by ear, and mostly, I enjoy improvising on my upright bass or just killing time by the piano, creating new tunes and sounds.
Currently I’m involved in the following music projects:
Pop-jazz trio, (2014-)
Pernille Dahl (vocals)
Mads Haagensen (piano)
Simon (electric double bass, fretless electric bass)
I use the Garageband software to record compositions. Find them all at my Soundcloud profile. Here’s a selection:
Are We Alone? (January 2019)
Edge of Vision (electronic/dance, 2013)
This is an hommage to the philosopher, scientist and architect, Robert Hooke, who published his classical work Micrographia in 1665. In the preface, Hooke wrote:
Advice to a girl (Based on a poem by Sara Teasdale, 2007)
Giraffe (electronic, keyboard solo on M-Audio, 2007)
Erik Andreasen (guit.), Steen Pallesen (congas), Simon (double bass).
And I love her (studio rehersal, Lennon/McCartney)
Earlier, I have played in some bands. Below is a list.
Pernille Dahl (voc.), Erik Andreasen (guit.), Jakob Arkibald (dr.), Simon (double bass)
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Disco-funk band (2000-2001). All band members except me studied at the national Rythmic Conservatory’s music performance education. They were: Henriette Hansen (voc.), Sune Skuldbøl Vrå (dr.), Brian (keyboards), (guit.), Simon O. Rebsdorf (el. bass)
Jazz fusion band [no name]
During my years as a physics student, I played in a jazz-fusion band, around 1995-1997 consisting of 5 band members, 4 of which studied at the Danish Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. We never came up with a band name.
The Simple Hens
Jazz fusion band (1990)
Mette Maagaard (vocal), Søren Baunsgaard (keyboards), Jesper Dræby (dr.), André Andersen (el. guitar), Simon O. Rebsdorf (el. bass)
Funk-soul high school band (1989-1991)
Jesper Dræby (vocals), Søren Baunsgaard (Rhodes/hammond), Martin Vognsen (guit.), Lasse Rasmussen (dr.), Simon O. Rebsdorf (bass), Anders Blauenfeldt (trombone), Nikolas Nordby (trompet), Nikolaj Schneider (sax)
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High Function playing Defunkt’s Illusion at Hotel Symfonien in Haderslev, 1991 (YouTube music clip)
High function groovin’ at Hotel Symfonien, Haderslev, 1991 (Facebook link).
Pop-rock band [no name]
During late primary school, I played in a pretty ridiculous band. Gave some concerts.
Primary School Band, Bryrup Skole (1983-87). First studio recording in 1984 at Twinn Studios. Old casette tape.