Morten Poulsen
Music Creation
2nd year
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The work of sound artist Morten Poulsen explore and challenges the role of the listener, the area between hearing and listening and our relation to sound. Marked by a contemplative approach and artistic research, he takes use of a wide range of presentational strategies, like sound installation, performance art and experimental music concerts. Morten frequently collaborate with artists from a broad range of artistic disciplines. -



Curriculum Vitae (for full CV, please go to


2019       MA at Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen DK

2019       Universität der Künste Berlin, course: Experimental Music - Then and Now

2018       The Danish National School of Performing Arts, course in Audiovisual Works

2014       SuperTalent (development of talented creative artists), OplevVækst DK

2011-14  BA at Royal Academy of Music, Aalborg DK

2013       Dutch Impro Academy,  Amsterdam NL

2013       School for Improvisational Music, New York US

2012-13  Prince Claus Conservatoire, Groningen NL


Discography (selected)

2017        RIGHT! by Morten Poulsen Trio, on Outrovaert

2017        Heart on Innerscape, on Vacuamoenia

2016        Dark Web by Morten Poulsen, on Outrovaert

2016        Aerodynamics by Morten Poulsen, on Outrovaert

2016        Aerodynamics Pt 2 on The Wire Tapper,  The Wire Magazine

2015        Fjord by TPO, on Outrovaert

2015        NY by Morten Poulsen & Russ Lossing, on Outrovaert


Compositional work (selected)

2018        AR I-IV - Open Days Festival for new music and sound art

2018        Atmosphaera

2018        Jazz Iterations - Meutiviti Festival

2017        LR - Open Days Festival for new music and sound art

2017        Miles Davis Trio - Meutiviti Festival

2016        Dark Web - interactive internet-based music release


Interdisciplinary work (selected)

2019       Nothing to See I (solo exhibition)

2019       Domestica (sound object)

2019       The Re-Occupied Bunker (sound installation)

2019       Self-registration (performance art)

2018       Sub (sound installation)

2017       ÉT (audiovisual installation/performance)

2016       I Am Human Too (audiovisual performance)

2016       Temple For Oxóssi (sound installation) at LandShape Festival

2016       Tremor or: How I Learned Not To Be Nervous (performance art)

2015-      Composing for contemporary dance (Broken, My Body Your Room, Chained, etc)

2015-      Camera Sonora - Long-durational performances (DK/IT/DE)

2014-16   DADADOIT PT.1-3 (performance/installation)

2014        NMI (production of a digital music interface)


Teaching and Artist Talks (selected)

2019          Artist Talk - Bergen University, Faculty for Art, Music and Design

2019          Artist Talk - Aalborg University, Art and Technology

2018          Mentor at Unges Møde Med Kunsten, Aalborg

2015 -18    Electronic music, Aalborg Kulturskole

2012-13     New Aalborg Group (experimental music group), founder and creative leader


Awards and Artist Residencies

2019      Artist in residence at Bergen Senter for Elektronisk Kunst, Bergen NO

2018      Artist in residence at The Danish Institute, Greece GR

2018      Artist in residence at EMS, Stockholm SE

2017      Talent Award, Aalborg Municipality

2017      Artist in residence at WORM Studio, Rotterdam NL

2017      Artist in residence at EMS, Stockholm SE

2016      Artist in residence at Suoni De Monte d’Oro,  Abruzzo IT

2016      JazzClasher Award, Sæby Jazz Festival

2014      Winner of SuperTalent with the New Musical Interface

2008      Winner of Roland electronic drum competition


Other (selected)

2018        Project director for the audiovisual concert Atmosphaera

2018        Organiser/chairman of Meutiviti (festival for jazz/improv in Aalborg DK)

2015        Founder of the record label Outrovaert

2015-       Underwater-drummer at Aquasonic by Between Music

2014-15   Radio host at Nordjyllands Jazzradio DK

2014        Participation in ISIM Conference (International Society for Improvised Music), New York

2013-15   Founder, co-leader and Resident Composer of Jazzjam på Susan Himmelblå,  Aalborg DK