Ejnar Kanding is known for his uniquely colourful music, which unites electronic and acoustic sounds into complex textures, physical energy, and delicate simplicity. According to Kanding music should not embellish, but be a realm of fantasy. Like a hall of mirrors, his music is a journey into the ambiguous. A sensuous voyage to the unknown areas of the inner life.
Kanding has specialized in composing music for computer and instruments. This has led to extensive use of the software MaxMSP. Both in the process of developing his works and as an instrument in live performances. Despite this obsession, his focus is never the electronic experiment, but always the musical expression, form, and phrase. Furthermore, it has led to the foundation of ensemble Contemporánea – Live Electronics Denmark, in which he is artistic director.
Kanding has received the Danish Arts Foundation’s three-year stipend and numerous work grants and composition commissions. Kanding’s music has been selected for prominent festivals such as International Computer Music Conference, International Society for Contemporary Music, Festival Synthése, Nordic Music Days, Up North, Interactive Arts Performances Series at New York University, Concordia Festival (Bulgaria), and MAGMA (Berlin).
Ejnar Kanding was born in 1965 and studied composition and music theory at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen (1986-96), and in Jerusalem in 1994/95.