Gustav Rasmussen - composer, soundpainter, trombonist, guitarist, educator
Bandleader/composer in the afro-beat band The KutiMangoes whose debut album "Afro-Fire" received critical acclaim internationally as well as winning 2 Danish Grammys for "Best World Music Album" and "Best World Music Track". Extensive radio-airplay and touring (Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East).
Bandleader/composer in experimental improv ensemble Borderline conceptualizing and running projects with among others poet TS Hawk, saxophonist Julian Arguelles and electronica whizz Sophus Forsberg as well creating improvised classical works based on Sacre du Printemps.
Published the book "Ensemble playing and improvisation with Soundpainting" (co-author Ketil Duckert) in 2013 to great reviews. Composed a choral piece with over 2000 improvising children based on the same method in 2015 - The Danish Virtual Choir.
From 2006-2012 member of indie-rock band Alcoholic Faith Mission, touring extensively worldwide and releasing a number of critically acclaimed albums.
Musician, arranger and orchestrator working with among others: Noel Gallagher, Rasmus Seebach, Cutfather, Lukas Graham, Aarhus Jazz Orkester, Copenhagen Art Ensemble, Cantus Domus as well as a number of films and tv-series with Kristian Eidnes Andersen (The Man Who Saved The World, The Heavy Water War a.o.).
Currently working on his solo album for electronic trombone with the renowned producer Brian Batz (Sleep Party People, Broken Twin), inspired by equal parts Zen shakuhachi flute pieces, John Adams' minimalism and Brian Eno's ambient soundscapes.
Touring: Carnegie Hall, SXSW, Roskilde Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Canadian Music Week, Jarasum Jazz Festival, CMJ, Haldern Pop Festival a.o.
contact: +45 61661086 // gustav - at - gustavrasmussen.dk