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Markus Pesonen

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: June 23, 1984    

Markus Pesonen

Markus Pesonen (b.1984) is a Finnish guitarist, composer and sound artist who spends his time both in Copenhagen and Berlin. Markus started his musical journey with improvisation and composition working both with popular and classical music in Kuopio, Finland. After his studies in Helsinki, he moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2006 where he completed his master’s degree in music performance at the city’s Rhythmic Music Conservatory in 2010.

Markus is involved in many different constellations ranging from solo guitar and electronics to he’s 11-piece ensemble Markus Pesonen Hendectet, while actively writing music for film and improvising with dancers and performance artists...
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★★★★★ (5/5) “Out of nowhere comes one of the highlights of the jazz year: a colorful, intense, and fearless album that showcases the extraordinary visionary composer and orchestra leader. Who the heck is this Pesonen?” Pentti Ronkanen, Keskisuomalainen (FI)

★★★★★ (5/5) “One of the most exciting and definitely the best albums of this year (…) Like poetry.” Jani Ekblom, Desibeli (FI)

“Absolutely thrilled with this album. Highly Recommended.” Dave Sumner, 17 Dots

“Hum deserves attention first and foremost for its musical virtues: works composed for the eleven person Hendectet-collective are bold and rowdy, while also being relaxed; permeated by a strong visions of their own.” Harri Uusitorppa, Helsingin Sanomat (FI)

“This album was a very positive surprise. Its multi-faceted orientation, rhythmic variations, and the controlled entity had a great performance. (…) Really worth listening!” Osku Rajala, Jazz rytmit (FI)

“”With HUM, Markus Pesonen has created a wonderful and wild work, where together with his eleven-piece orchestra he explores all kinds of sounds. There is plenty of power and punch in this music, but also liberating detours to more calmer passages.” Jakob Bækgaard, Geiger (DK)

“A record that presents a group of young super talented jazz musicians.” Niels Overgård, Jazznyt (DK)

“The musicians sound like they’re having a blast, and Pesonen’s compositions provide the space to improvise without leaving the reservation.” Dave Sumner, eMusic

“Surprise of the year is Markus Pesonen with his Hendectet. Hum is this distinctive composer’s elegant and daring move.” Ari Polojärvi, Turun Sanomat (FI)

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Featured recording “Markus Pesonen Hendectet - Hum”

Markus Pesonen Hendectet - Hum
Unit Records (2010)
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