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Short profile for Jakob Draminsky Højmark, Copenhagen, Denmark,1959.

Danish musician and composer with an special interest in stagemusic, electroacustics, musique concréte, intermedia, improvisation and microtuning.

During the 1990s Draminsky Højmark appeared frequently as side-man for French toypiano-icon Pascal Comelade as well as performing his own solo concerts for bass-clarinet, sopranino saxophone and computer (MAX) or – lately with melodion and floor electronics.

Parallel with this he developed a series of live concrete-sounds projects based on minor and medium size construction machinery or kitchen equipment and wrote seven chamber operas preformed in collaboration with Danish Musikteatret Undergrunden and writer Peter Laugesen, Catalan poet Enric Casassas, the Japanese Noh ensemble, Ryokusenkai and others.

He has done soundtracks for theatre-, dance-, video-productions and released eighth CDs in his own name. He has also written for classical chamber ensembles and worked with public acousmatic multichannel systems, exploring the possibilities between the digital manipulation of the human voice and the everyday life.

Between 1990 and 2007 he was part of the experimental music scene in Barcelona, always engaged in collaborations with artist and musicians around the globe like trumpeter Mark Cunningham, drummer Itoken, guitarist Jørgen Teller or fluxus-artis Eric Andersen.

In 2014 he obtained a MA in Japanese Studies from University of Copenhagen with a focus on cultural related narratives in technology.

In 2017 the Henning Larsen Foundation awarded his piece Yakushiji III a 2nd prize in their international competition about architecture and music.

Click here for an overview of some past activities.

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