Lyrical and melancholic music, beautifully performed - for you to enjoy.

Having worked primarily as a film- and media composer for the past 10 years, I decided it was about time to start a project where I was my own boss for a change.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE working on films, working with directors etc., but when I turned 40 in 2019, it just felt like the right thing to do.

I have always enjoyed the idea that all of us who compose, have some kind of 'default' type of music we write if we strip away everything we've learned and go back to when we first began composing.
The piano music of Yanni and David Lanz was immensely influential for me, and when the album title 'Images of Winter' popped into my head, I instantly knew that I wanted to write an album that was, not only melodic, but also full of longing and that Nordic melancholy that composers like Olafur Arnalds convey so well!

I also knew that I didn't want to follow the trend of low-fi piano music, and the album was recorded using the finest vintage gear at the best studios.
And the piano was - of course - a Steinway D.

I wanted the various tracks on the album to sound like they belong together, without them being too similar.
So I came up with the idea of the album being a building, where each track is it's own separate room, each with it's own identity while still being a part of the same house.
I know it may sound far-fetched, but it helped me a lot!

I would love nothing more than for this album to be available on vinyl, since I believe that this type of music is extremely well suited for the warm, pleasant sound of an LP.

Please join me in achieving this dream, and do get in touch and let me know what you think of the album.

Kindly,
Jesper Hansen












Having worked primarily as a film- and media composer for the past 10 years, I decided it was about time to start a project where I was my own boss for a change.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE working on films, working with directors etc., but when I turned 40 in 2019, it just felt like the right thing to do.

I have always enjoyed the idea that all of us who compose, have some kind of 'default' type of music we write if we strip away everything we've learned and go back to when we first began composing.
The piano music of Yanni and David Lanz was immensely influential for me, and when the album title 'Images of Winter' popped into my head, I instantly knew that I wanted to write an album that was, not only melodic, but also full of longing and that Nordic melancholy that composers like Olafur Arnalds convey so well!

I also knew that I didn't want to follow the trend of low-fi piano music, and the album was recorded using the finest vintage gear at the best studios.
And the piano was - of course - a Steinway D.

I wanted the various tracks on the album to sound like they belong together, without them being too similar.
So I came up with the idea of the album being a building, where each track is it's own separate room, each with it's own identity while still being a part of the same house.
I know it may sound far-fetched, but it helped me a lot!

I would love nothing more than for this album to be available on vinyl, since I believe that this type of music is extremely well suited for the warm, pleasant sound of an LP.

Please join me in achieving this dream, and do get in touch and let me know what you think of the album.

Kindly,
Jesper Hansen












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Having worked primarily as a composer for film and TV in his native Denmark, as well as the UK and Russia, his music has been used in countless audiovisual productions around the world, and his concert music has been performed in many European countries by both soloists and ensembles.

His current project 'Images of Winter' will be released worldwide on February 28th, and will mark his first release as an artist, outside the world of filmmusic.
On 'Images of Winter' Jesper Hansen (piano) is joined by world class guest soloists like Pedro Eustache (Chinese flute), Mathias Heise (Hamonica), Perry Stenbäck (Nyckleharpa), Morten Grønvad (Percussion) and Jullie Hjetland (Vocals), as well as the acclaimed string quartet LiveStrings.

The album can best be described as a neo-classical work full of lyrical melodies and Nordic melancholy.