CANONS performed by Athelas Sinfonietta

February 1st, 2017

In their Wintermeditation Concert on February 25th, Athelas Sinfonietta with Jesper Nordin will perform 3 of my 5 CANONS alongside Abrahamsen's WINTERNACHT, Buck's LANDSCAPE 3 and Scelsi's KYA I - III.

COUNTERFEIT premiered in London

October 7th, 2016

New piece for two pianos premiered in Milton Court Concert Hall, September 22nd, by Edyta Lajdorf and Seung Hyun Lee.

A recording of the performance can be heard here: COUNTERFEIT [live recording].


May 16th, 2016

A performance of LAST SYMPHONY has been announced for the AUT concert on October 7th with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and Baldur Brönniman.

More info at Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.

PRELUDE & FUGUE for 6 flashlights

October 1st, 2015

One of my earliest compositions, the PRELUDE & FUGUE for 6 flashlights will be performed by the Njyd quartet this saturday 8:00 pm in a dark place at Ambassaden, Aarhus. Also on the programme are exciting new pieces by Lasse D. Hansen, Kristin Boussard, Bára Gísladottirs, Loïc Destremaus and Christos Fermakis.

More info at Njyd Kvartet.

Natsværmeren Live @ Østre Gasværk

August 30th, 2015

This saturday, september 5th, we make late night radio show Natsværmeren come alive in the beautiful round space at Østre Gasværk Teater, Copenhagen. Musicians Josefine Cronholm, Iben Silberg, Tine Rehling, Hans Ulrik, Peter Rosendal, Kaspar Vadsholt and the women of the DR Concertchoir led by Cecilia Martin Löf, with actor Gry Guldager and the voice of Bodil Jørgensen.

Teaser on YouTube. Tickets at Østre Gasværk Teater.

Reumert prize for ANDRE BYGNINGER

June 22nd, 2015

Yesterday our opera ANDRE BYGNINGER was awarded the Danish Reumert prize as ‘Opera of the Year’. An honour for everybody involved in the creation, and a great appreciation of the true potential at Den Fynske Opera.


May 28th, 2015

New York magazine I CARE IF YOU LISTEN tweets you “won't regret the 20 minutes you'll spend listening to ‘LAST SYMPHONY’ by Rasmus Zwicki”. The video of LAST SYMPHONY is currently ’trending’ on their new TV platform

Open Orchestra with Copenhagen Phil

May 15th, 2015

Wednesday we opened up the orchestra, inviting the audience into what Politiken deemed a five-star “earopening experience”, as the Copenhagen Phil with Charles Hazlewood and a diverse team of creatives launched the Open Orchestra series at Papirøen, Copenhagen.

'Opera of the Year' nomination

May 5th, 2015

ANDRE BYGNINGER / OTHER BUILDINGS has just been nominated for a Reumert prize, in the category 'Opera of the Year'. Tickets for the last shows at Den Fynske Opera are available here.

View the full list of Reumert nominees at Å

5-star Reviews

April 28th, 2015

Unanimous five star reviews of ANDRE BYGNINGER premiere are summarized here. Tickets are still available, and the show runs till May 9th.

Trailer on YouTube.


April 19th, 2015

My libretto for ANDRE BYGNINGER, published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen, can now be read in this link. Resulting from a 3 year project by The Danish Arts Council, this opera with music by Andy Pape premieres at Den Fynske Opera on April 24th.

Athelas performs flashlight fugue

November 13th, 2014

At concerts on the 2nd and 3rd of december, musicians from Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen will perform the PRELUDE & FUGUE for six flashlights (2002), as part of their Brand New Tuesdays (and wednesdays).

Info at

Guitar premieres in UK

October 13th, 2014

This month, three new pieces for prepared guitar will be premiered by Mikkel Egelund Nielsen (winner of the 2013 London International Guitar Competition).

At concerts in Sage Gateshead, Newcastle (October 19th) and Kings Place, London (October 22nd) Mikkel performs SOME, EACH and BOTH.


September 22nd, 2014

The Danish National Chamber Orchestra's (DR Underholdningsorkestret) production of LAST SYMPHONY was filmed and edited by Plain Momentum. Watch the entire recording here.

Performers also included Gry Guldager, Martin Fayard Gammelgaard, dancers from the Danish National School of Performing Arts led by Luis Lara Malvacias, dancers from Frederiksberg Amatørdanser Forening, and all the wonderful participants coordinated by Nanna Skouboe Brandenhoff.

Here's the review.


September 21st, 2014

Trio Nebula is preparing the premiere recordings of both RETURN and APPROACH for their debut CD with planned release on November 8th in Odense.

Details here, teaser on YouTube.

K3NC2R1HUS4T video

December 9th, 2013

The premieres of IMAGO and LAST SYMPHONY with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra and Baldur Brönnimann are featured in this video from DR Koncerthuset. The concert took place on November 30th, and was broadcasted by the Danish Radios P2.

Brand New Tuesdays

November 20th, 2013

QUADRUPEDS is performed at Athelas Sinfoniettas next Brand New Tuesdays concert, on december 3rd in Huset, Copenhagen.

More at

Composed celebration @ DR

October 24th, 2013

A series of new works, including IMAGO (for orchestra and score), LAST SYMPHONY (for orchestra et al.), VOICE CROSSING (contrapuntal light installation) and more, will have their first performance on November 30th at the Danish Radio, when the Danish National Chamber Orchestra with Baldur Brönnimann celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Danish Composers’ Society. Joined by Gry Guldager, Dark Matters, the Danish National School of Performing Arts and others.

Also featured at the event are recent works by Hans Abrahamsen, John Frandsen, Simon Steen-Andersen and Bjørn Svin.

Danish info and tickets here.

SPROUT on tour

August 29th, 2013

Premiere performance of SPROUT for tango quintet, on September 6th - 8th in the Faroe Islands. Andreas Borregaard, Jon Mehus, Mikkel Sørensen, Peter Friis Johansson and Julius Pyrhönen perform new commissions from Sunleif Rasmussen (FO), Rasmus Zwicki (DK), Fredrik Österling (SE) and Martin Bauck (NO). The ensemble will tour the nordic countries, performing the four new works, juxtaposed with Astor Piazzollas CUATRO ESTACIONES PORTEÑAS.

Concert at 4 pm, sunday september 8th at The Norcic House.


May 10th, 2013

TRANSIT ensemble will perform CHIASM in a DoubleBill Series concert on May 25th, at The Actors Fund Art Center, Brooklyn, New York. Joined with new works by Carsten Bo Eriksen and Ejnar Kanding.

Listen to CHIASM. More about TRANSIT on their website.

QUADRUPEDS in Nørrebro

March 30th, 2013

QUADRUPEDS is performed by Athelas Chamber Players at a New:Aud concert event on May 29th in Nørrebrohallerne, Copenhagen.

Listen to the piece here.

HENNING @ Byens Lys

November 5th, 2012

The new work HENNING was performed at the Wundergrund festival 2012, saluting the most fluxid of danish composers, the late Henning Christiansen.

The performance took place at Byens lys, Christiania, Copenhagen, involving the talented young group Kastellet.

And here's the review.

On the radio

October 30th, 2012

The recent premiere of the UNFINISHED SYMPHONY was featured on the Swedish Radio, and the DR P2.

And here is a longer talk from RomerRiget on Radio24syv, with Knud Romer, Peter van der Meijden, Thorbjørn Tønder Hansen and Rasmus Zwicki, relating to the upcoming Wundergrund event on October 31st.

Nordic Music Days in Stockholm

September 2nd, 2012

UNFINISHED SYMPHONY is on the program for Nordic Music Days 2012 in Stockholm. The work will be premiered at the opening concert, October 10th in Musikaliska.

BIRD recording

July 1st, 2012

This song from KONSUMIA, performed by Helene Blum, was recorded at The Funen Opera in 2009 (listen to the track).

Get the score here.


January 6th, 2012

The movie is shown at Toves Galleri, Copenhagen, January 13 - 15, and from January 19 to March 18 at KUNSTHAUS Nürnberg.

I let go if you let go

September 30th, 2011

This scene from KONSUMIA, performed by Martin Gammelgaard and Joakim Lockert, was filmed at The Funen Opera in 2009: Play the video. Get the score here.


June 6th, 2011

The premiere of FINAL SYMPHONY, presented by SNYK at the 2011 SPOT festival featured Den Fjerde Væg, Gry Guldager and an additional cast of more than 50 wonderful people. The event was beautifully coordinated by Nanna Skouboe Brandenhoff. Read more at, or check out the danish reviews at: + + FPM.

Don't forget to keep an ear out for the new upcoming album by Den Fjerde Væg. Stay informed here and on the world wide web.

Wundergrund video

May 18th, 2011

Watch a video excerpt from the Wundergrund performance of FIRST SYMPHONY here. More about the work in this link.


May 5th, 2011

The premiere performance of FINAL SYMPHONY at the 2011 SPOT festival in Århus, may 28, will feature Den Fjerde Væg among others.

Go to Rytmisk Sal in Musikhuset at 4 pm.

LMS project with Athelas musicians

February 10th, 2011

The attempt to have 80 young children composing and playing with professional musicians and composers, succesfully resulted in a grand concert at Amager bio, on January 13, 2011.

Read more at the website of ATHELAS Sinfonietta Copenhagen.

9 names from Denmark

November 5th, 2010

A new promotion CD from the Danish Arts Foundation includes recordings of SLIP and FUGL from KONSUMIA.


October 21st, 2010

A performance of FIRST SYMPHONY will take place on October 27 during the opening of the 2010 Wundergrund festival at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. The evening starts at 20:00, with Katrine Wiedemann and Bent Sørensen presenting their installation DEN HVIDE SKOV.

Among the performers of FIRST SYMPHONY will be: Jakob Christian Zethner, Søren Pendrup Jørgensen, Martin Gammelgaard, Frank William Jensen, Gry Guldager, Rudolf Brink, IKI and Camerata.

Flashlight-fugue in Aarhus

December 9, 2009

The 2002 piece PRELUDE AND FUGUE for six flashlights will be performed at the AUT concert in Aarhus, thursday December 10, together with the electronic piece F#m11, in a program of new music.

Check out the entire program for further details.

Guitar canons

September 11th, 2009

Jesper Sivebæk and Per Pålsson of the Scandinavian Guitar Duo will perform guitar versions of ROUND and MIRRORRIM at Music Harvest 2009, November 7.

The program shows time and place.

The sound of the Nordic welfare state?

August 10th, 2009

INDFØRING I TONEKUNSTEN is on the program for Happy Nordic Music Days in Oslo, August 19 - 22. What is the position of contemporary music in the Nordic welfare states?

Find out right here.


May 6th, 2009

At the INFORMANCE in Teaterhuset, Odense, May 10, 19:30, young performers will showcase works of seven living Danish composers.

It's true.

KONSUMIA premiere @ DFO

March 17th, 2009

KONSUMIA opened friday, March 13., at The Funen Opera, with positive reviews. The last performance will take place wednesday, March 25. Read more about the work in these articles (Danish):

»Ophavsret sat på musik«, Nina Vibe Petersen, Fyens Stiftstidende
»Fynsk forbrugeropera«, Mette Johansen, Optakt
»På en båd i havnen«, Gregers Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Dagbladet Børsen

And find the reviews at the bottom of the Bio section.

Trailer + info

February 28th, 2009
Still a few tickets left for the upcomming performances of KONSUMIA. A recent article in the danish music magazine Optakt holds more information about the work.

Watch the trailer here.


September 25th, 2008
A brand new piece of music theater, in two acts, touching on the issue of intellectual property, will have its first performance in March 2009 at The Funen Opera.

Order tickets online.

Download in CD quality

May 3rd, 2008
Get the original file of INDFØRING I TONEKUNSTEN here, if for some reason you don't enjoy the sound of 192kbs mp3's.

MIRRORRIM quartet recording

February 15th, 2008
Recording of the 4 part version of MIRRORRIM for guitar quartet just uploaded.

To download, go here.

CC licenses

February 12th, 2008
Some of the latest works presented here are published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike 3.0 License, indicated by the following symbols (linked to a license description):

Creative Commons License

Read more at the Creative Commons website.

Canons for 2

January 25th, 2008
A couple of pieces from a new set of MODAL CANONS in just intonation have been uploaded: A full recording of MIRRORRIM is available for download, and you can listen to an excerpt of ROUND here.

Score available here.


December 19th, 2007
A new, short chamber opera, mostly about potatoes, with libretto by Pia Longet, will have its first performance at the 2008 annual meeting of the Danish Potato Council. Kiki Brandt, Jesper Buhl & Rene Visgaard Bjerregaard will be accompanied by pianist Hanne Brahmsen Buhl.

Read more in this Danish newspaper.


November 11th, 2007
COPENHAGEN-ANKARA-LONDON, the first part of a new international music project will take place in PLEX music-theatre (Cph.), November 14th – 15th 2007. In this event violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved with Athelas-musicians Anna Klett and Hege Waldeland will give the audience an opportunity to meet the musicians in the workshop. Presenting music by a variety of contemporary composers, in a kind of open dialogue.

More info at Athelas website.

Zwicki_Tonekunsten.mp3 at DR's website

November 2nd, 2007
The composition INDFØRING I TONEKUNSTEN is currently streamed and podcasted at the Danish Radio's website.

Read more and get the links here.

Some scores & sounds are now available

October 13th, 2007
Download Mp3's and take a look at the 5 CANONS right here. Go to the complete list for scores and info on older pieces.


October 10th, 2007
The films CORNUCOPIA and STRAW THOUGHTS are exhibited at Parfyme Deluxe's THE TENT SHOW in Kunsthallen Nikolaj until November 11th 2007.

New piece for...Radio

October 2nd, 2007
INDFØRING I TONEKUNSTEN – a radio composition commissioned by the Danish Radio will have its first performance October 30th, on P2´s Lyt til Nyt. The composition follows a music theorist in his quest for the meaning of music.


September 30th, 2007
A recorded version of DEN SURE DRAGE (a musical fairytale for children) will be released on CD October 25th 2007. The recording features Jesper Buhl as narrator. Details on the piece here.


September 28th, 2007
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