Taeko Kunishima

Taeko Kunishima (born in Shizuoka, Japan) is a composer now based in London. She started playing piano at seven. Since moving to England, she has continued to evolve and develop her startling, angular contemporary jazz approach, echoing Thelonius Monk and influences of her native Japan. Alongside her work with many UK jazz artists, she has also been working with musicians from many different cultures and countries, and has built up an impressive range of musical partnerships, ranging from Latin pop to electronic music and contemporary classical music. She has performed live sessions on Resonance FM radio. She released three CDs since 2004 on the 33Jazz label: Space to Be, Red Dragonfly and Late Autumn. Taeko has performed with Europe's leading Shakuhachi player, Clive Bell, since 2006. Their collaborations have included the London Jazz Festival, a UK tour and the National Theatre. During 2009 and 2010 Taeko played live in Germany and Japan, while continuing to compose. Her own compositions are a melodic jazz with a thoroughly contemporary feel, and the Japanese spirit pervading her work.


Annette Kruisbrink

Annette Kruisbrink (1958, Amsterdam) is a well known Dutch guitarist and composer. She has composed over 250 compositions which have been published by Les Productions d’OZ, Canada and various European publishing houses. She has won international prizes and awards for her compositions. She gives recitals and masterclasses in guitar/composition all over the world and is frequently invited to be a member of the panel for international guitar and composition competitions. She is both Director and Professor at the Anido Guitar School. From 2000-2010 she taught contemporary music and ethno music at the Conservatoire of Music in Zwolle, Holland. Annette has produced twenty CDs of her compositions.


Tine Louise Kortermand

(born in 1968, in Roskilde, Denmark), artist, composer and singer. She experiments with alternative trends in both the art and music worlds; from the poetic to raw, from pop culture to innovative expressions. In her compositions, she starts from musique concrete - sampling sounds from everyday life and turning them into music. Her lyrics are often written using source interviews with selected people. In her lyrics she examines the problems of everyday life and the issues of modern lifestyle. She is a member of Komponistforeningen. She made concerts in London, Bristol and Exeter, concerts at Roskilde Festival, Junior. She made with Lone Gislinge and Butoh dancer/choreographer SUEN (S) a tour in the Nordic countries 2012- spring 2013.
Selected performances: Nordic Nüshu. First performance October 2012, Syddansk Musikkonservatorium, Esbjerg/Denmark; Project by Tine Louise Kortermand in cooperation with Electromusician and sound artist Hans Sydow (DK); I'm like a Bird, live performance at Johannes Larsen Museum, Kerteminde; Mopedsongs duets for moped and vocal; 9 Names of Denmark, 2010, compilation CD released by Danish Arts Foundation's Music Committee; Undercurrent, performance, video installation, elektronic music and folksongs; Jane and the Jungle Boogie. Solo performance, video installation and concert; Grass Keeps Growing, Mobil sound installation on grassgrowed bike; Jane and the Jungle Boogie. Living art performance, video installation and concert. Womens Museum in Denmark,

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