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Laura Toxværd

PhD Programme Art in Context (Music)

G3042 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Laura Toxværd (b. 1977). Saxophonist and composer. Has toured with her music in Europe and North America. Albums with own compositions and publications with graphic scores released since 2002. 2009-2011 awarded the Danish Arts Foundation's 3-year work grant. Has in recent years taught and examined at the Danish music conservatories and conducted artistic research as a lecturer at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Cph.

Research interests

2019-2022: PhD project

2015-2016: Artistic research project "Composition of graphic and sonic works through the improvisers' co-creation" (conducted as an adjunct lecturer at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen in the auspices of the Ministry of Culture Denmark's artistic research programme)

2013: Master's thesis "Processes of ensemble playing - a hermeneutical study as a contribution to the understanding of the phenomenology of musical ensemble playing" (Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark)

Courses and teaching

Employment as a teacher at music conservatories:

2013-2022 The Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Denmark (composition, Bachelor and Master project, teaching practice, ensemble, graphic notation, cross-artistic and international project weeks and censor/exam leader in composition, Bachelor and Master project and to auditions for the Master programme in Music Performance)

2018-2021 The Royal Academy of Music, Denmark (ensemble, composition)

2017-2021 The Danish National Academy of Music (saxophone, teaching practice, and exam leader)

Work experience

Selected work experience in addition to teaching at music conservatories:

2022-2023 Peer reviewer for Journal for Artistic Research

2020-2024 Externally appointed censor at Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Denmark

2018-2020 Board member of JazzDanmark

2017-2018 Member of the council of the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen; elected by the teachers and paticipation in the diversity committee

2016 Artistic research adviser and preparing of an artistic research festival at The Royal Danish Academy of Music

2015-2016 Lecturer, the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen

2013-2015 Chairwoman of the Board of ILK - indie record label run by artists

Selected publications


2022 "To learn with becomings of graphic notation in music as iterative intra-action". Journal for Research in Arts and Sports Education, 6(3), pp. 63-75

2021 "Composition of graphic and sonic works through the improvisers' co-creation". Research Catalogue/Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen

2016 "Komposition af grafiske og soniske værker gennem improvisatorers medskabelse". In Kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed – antologi 2016 (ed. Haugland) Frederiksberg: The Royal Danish Academy of Music

2014 "Processes of ensemble playing" In Nordic Research in Music Education Yearbook Vol. 15 . Oslo: NMH-publikasjoner

International publications of books, articles and scores:

2022 Article: My pregnant body changed things - composing with the process. Seismograf.org Focus: Sounding Women's Work

2021 Book anthology: Lydformning (eds. Adrian, S. & Juellund, J.) "Skift" (score) Forlaget Dansk Sang, pp. 132-133

2019 Songbook Texts, lyrics and notations of Tidens strøm & Drapery. København: ILK

2016 Book: Laura Toxværd Compositions – 18 Graphic Scores. Hellerup: Forlaget Spring

2016/2004 Scores: "Androidangle", "Barking", "Fishbone", "Navigation", "Kaglekahyt". Frederiksberg: Edition S

2009 Book anthology: Notations21 (ed. Sauer) "Cacklecabin"New York City: Mark Batty Publisher

International album releases with my own musical works:

2021 Live in Brooklyn, NY Laura Toxværd, Jeppe Zeeberg, Ole Mofjell. ILK (digital)

2020 Calling Laura Toxværd, Maria Faust, Jacob Anderskov. New Jazz and Improvised Music Recordings (CD/digital)

2019 Drapery Laura Toxværd, Gustaf Ljunggren, Peter Friis Nielsen, Marilyn Mazur. ILK (LP/digital)

2019 Tidens Strøm Laura Toxværd, Maria Laurette Friis, Kalle Moberg, Kristian Tangvik, Kresten Osgood. ILK (LP/digital)

2016 Pladeshop Laura Toxværd, Simon Toldam, Marilyn Mazur. ILK (LP/digital)

2016 Laura Toxvaerd Compositions Part 1 Feat. Carsten Dahl, Raymond Strid & Jonas Westergaard. ILK (LP/digital)

2016 Laura Toxvaerd Compositions Part 2 with Dødens Garderobe. ILK (LP/digital)

2015 Dødens Garderobe Julealbum "Bluebells". SoundCloud (digital)

2014 The Little Flipping Bird Band Laura Toxværd, P. Jacquemyn, P.O. Jørgens. NWM (CD)

2013 Celebrating 10 years compilation "Center". ILK (digital)

2012 Phone Book Toxvaerd/Anderskov. ILK (CD/digital)

2010 9 Names from Denmark Compilation Track 14-18. Danish Arts Foundation (CD)

2010 D D Laura Toxværd, Frederik Thaae, Mikkel Gemzøe. ILK (CD/digital)

2009 The Wire Tapper 21 compilation "Spine Side". The Wire (CD/digital)

2007 Laura Toxvaerd No. 1. ILK (CD/digital)

2002 On Top of your Head (John Tchicai, Laura Toxværd, Chr. Kyhl, Peter Friis Nielsen, P.O. Jørgens. NWM (CD)

General outreach

Peer-reviewed presentations at research conferences: 

2022 "Arts in Action: Urgencies in Art and Art Education" University of Agder

2021 "Music in Crisis - Crisis in Music" Grieg Research School Conference

2016 "Doctors in Performance" Royal Irish Academy of Music

2015 "Unfolding the Process" Norwegian Academy of Music

Presentations and other assignments at research conferences:

2021 "GENUS conference" (moderator) The Royal Academy of Music, Aalborg

2016 "KUV Festival" (co-arranger, panelist and presentation) The Royal Danish Academy of Music

2016 "Musikpædagogik – opgaver og udfordringer" (presentation) Aarhus University


Research groups

In social media

Last changed: 8.04.2023 10:04