Biography °

Niklas Emborg Gjersøe, born in Esbjerg, Denmark (1994) started playing classical cello at the age of 5 years with local teacher Peter Øst. Niklas later got interested in rhythmical music, first he used his cello, in new constellations, later he shifted to playing the electric bass. In 2011 he started having lessons with the Hungarian bassist Sandor Szasz, the lessons was in a room full of double basses, and Niklas was soon playing the Double bass.

After graduating college, Niklas applied for MGK (Preschool for the conservatory) and was admitted, here he studied with the bassist Niels Kvist. He then traveled for half a year in both South and North America exploring diffrent sides of himself and his surroundings.

In 2017 he was also admitted into the Danish National Academy of Music, where he studied a Bachelor degree with versatile bass-player Thommy Andersson as his main bass teacherNiklas is very passionate about exploring multidisciplinarity and multicluturality, through composing music, freely improvising and communicating through expression of artforms.

The Danish musician, composer and improviser, now plays the double bass, cello and electronics. Niklas Is deeply planted in the danish folk music tradition, he uses his traditional background to leap out and cover new contemporary grounds within the art. Lots of what Niklas does, is related to multidisciplinary work, and it often comes out of improvisation and chance. Niklas has been part of many projects and has had many interesting teachers, some of whom he now works with.
Niklas was the first ever to be main chair of a communal funded orchestra called EKKO before even being at the academy of music, here he has been working mainly in with transcultural art, connecting Syrian refugees with the danish culture and vice versa. Other than that Niklas has appeard on and produced various records, EPs and singles during his short musician career so far. Niklas has recently started an international path within his art and he has performed in both New York, Napili, Rome and Tallin. These are all great cities of art, and the ambition is to develop and continue on this path.

Curriculum Vitae °

Work

GraVity Productions
Works:
2019 – Crying Animal (multidisciplinary work)
2018 – The GraVity between (multidisciplinary work)

Relevant performances:
April 27 – 30, 2020 – Performance @ Tallinn Academy of Music and Theatre
December 18- 22, 2019- Five performances @ Teatro Basilica Rome, Italy
July 16 – 24 – Performance and residency @ kulturfactory contemporary international residency NOLA, Napoli, Italy
June 20, 2019 – Performance @ Danish National Academy of Music Esbjerg, Denmark
June 19, 2019- Performance @ Odeon Concert Hall Odense, Denmark
November 30, 2018 – Performance @ Odeon Concert Hall Odense, Denmark November 29, 2018 – Performance @ Danish National Academy of Music Esbjerg, Denmark
September 25- 26, 2019- Performances @ Chez Bushwick New York, United States

Salvatucci Trio
2020 – SleepWaltzing (album)

Nathalia Flórez Quintet
2019 – I Aftenens Sidste Minutter (album)

Going Home
2020 – Going Home (single)
2019 – Lullaby (single)

Above Above
2019 – Heavens Above (Single)
2018 – Faux Gospel (Single)

Bjergsøe
2018 – Hængekøjen (Single)
2018 – Sommersind (Single)
2018 – Sommerhuset (EP)

Marskland
2018 – Ukrudt (Album)
2018 – Marskland (Album)

Courses
Engelsholm Winterjazz, The Very Bigband, Improv Camp

Teachers
Thommy Andersson, Marc Bernstein, Niels Kvist, Martin Meretti Andersen, Martin Shack, Thor Madsen

Clinics
Girls in Airports, Jerry Bergonzy, Tim Hagens, The Rumba Ensemble v. Rune Harder, Katie Thiroux, Jim Black, Bob Gullotti, Greg Cohen, Nana Pi Aabo Larsen, Bjarke Falgren, Adam Melbye, Audrey Chen, Simon Toldam, Anders Fillipsen, Knud Finsrud, Jakob Bro, Katie Thiroux, Carsten Dahl, Brian Blade etc.

Residencies
2019 – KulturFactory, Nola, Napoli, Italy
2018 – Chez Bushwick inc/ Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, New York City, USA

Reviews

THE ECLECTIC PERFORMANCE BORN FROM THE JOINT GENIUS, OF BULNES AND GJERSOE
A conspicuous component of improvisation
[…] “The gravity between” is a performance that is clearly, provocatively, perhaps even blatantly avant-garde. But what is the vanguard?” […] “In conclusion, this show is certainly symptomatic of new directives taken by contemporary theater and, perhaps, it will be considered a milestone in the theater of our century” – Antonio Sanges @CulturSocialArt

[…] “There are two elements that are identified unequivocally during the performance. a common BREATH, so intense in the dancer that it involves the audience, air as a tinsel – adorned – but also with a melodic completion from the music of Emborg Gjersøe. The other is a FORCE that pushes and attracts both vertically and horizontally, out of control, but which gives the movement a tension, which is  aesthetically pleasing to the eye, catalysing from the bodies of the performers, pervading every single action and look.” […]
” I am look forward to the next inspirational piece of Bulnés & Gjersøe, so as to train ourselves to a futuristic look of dance, where our imaginative contribution is required in the space between concept and content.” – Giada Somenzari @GufettoPress

Audio & Video °

The Gravity Between

Marsh & Marigolds

Salvatucci Trio

Sleep Waltzing [EP, 2020]

David Nørlund

Sorte & Jeg [Song from Vaakum: The Piano Pieces (Original Soundtrack), 2020]

Nathalia Flórez

I Aftenens Sidste Minutter [Album, 2019]

Did You Hammer The Pigeon? 

Ascending Stones [Production, 2020]

The Entrance Of The Shameless Plasticbags [Live Koncert, 2019]

Going Home

Bjergsøe

Bjergsøe – Hængekøjen [Single, 2018]

Bjergsøe – Sommersind [Single, 2018]

Bjergsøe – Sommerhuset [EP, 2018]

JUMA

Above Above

Above Above – Heavens Above [Single, 2019]

Above Above – Faux Gospel [Single, 2018]

Closing Time

Marskland

Marskland – Ukrudt [Album, 2018]

Marskland – Marskland [Album, 2018]

The Very Big Band