ABOUT      SOUND      WORKS      AGENDA      CONTACT                      

MORTEN LADEHOFF    

Born 1978 in Denmark. Graduated as an organist in 2002 (advanced performance class in 2004) and as a composer in 2007 from The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark. Among the teachers were Karl Aage Rasmussen, Bent Sørensen, Rolf Walin, and Hans Abrahamsen. Further studies in Stuttgart. 


Morten Ladehoff has written music for many different instrumental constellations, and is constantly exploring new ways of instrumental idiomatic. He is inspired by the strictness of conceptual art, and the exploration of sound and gesture.

His music unites complex poly-metrical textures with minimal micro-repetition in a language that incorporates expressions of mechanical action, deconstruction, manipulated historical references among other things.


Comissions and first performances by professional musicians and ensembles including ‘Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen’, ‘Ensemble Ernst’ (NO), ‘Plus Minus Ensemble’ (UK), ‘Lydenskab’ (DK), ‘Jutlandia Saxophone Quartet’ (DK), Ainhoa Miranda (SP), Frederik Munk-Larsen (DK) a.o.


Performances at several festivals: ‘KLANG’, ‘Nordic Musicdays’, ‘Ultima‘, ‘UNM’, a.o.


Winner of the Holmboe Composition Competition 2006, awarded the ‘Little Mermaid Prize 2004’ and finalist at ‘Haarlem International Improvisation Competition 2014’.


Has been teaching music theory at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus since 2008.


His compositional work has been supported by the Danish Arts Council since 2007.