Christian Winther Christensen (*1977) is an example of the wave of younger composers in Europe that have each found their own musical language. The greater part of his ensemble pieces have been played by skilled ensembles that specialise in new music. Even though he plays with absurd and ironic elements in his orchestral and ensemble works in order to give the music a certain edge and charm, these elements never detract from the work being taken seriously. He has his own unmistakable style and manifests himself as a completely contemporary composer pushing the boundaries, while at the same time relating to music history through quotations and intimations that comment on, create ironic distance, turn on it’s head and give new music a completely new dimension. Since 2012 he has been the artistic director of Copenhagen’s KLANG Festival.
Christian Winther Christensen