Artist statement 2022:
Is it a sound? Is it a rhythm? Is it a texture? Is it a word? Is it a context? Is it me? I work with listening as an intangible, intersubjective and transformative activity that has a potential to form the listener. I explore the ways in which we are embedded in socio-political structures, specifically focusing on gender, power relations and the environment, and the ways in which they intersect. Through creating and caring for spaces and situations where listening takes place, I critique conditions and provide opportunities for the listener to become aware of themselves in the soundscape. 
 
 
 
My relation to sound and performance began as a child, when I constructed my own percussion instruments out of wood scraps and convinced my friends to form a band. I later pursued my passion for rhythms into a career as a jazz drummer and composer, performing extensively around Europe, and composing music for several projects. In 2014, I entered the contemporary art scene by destroying my drums with a baseball bat in an art gallery performance. Though these days I rarely touch the drums, I still rely on improvisation, spontaneity and intuition in my creative processes.
Currently, I work at the intersection of sound art, artistic research, social engagement and activism. I produce works in a multitude of formats, from installations and performance art, to recordings, concerts, writing and workshops.
Contact: mp@morten-poulsen(dot)dk
 

CV (full CV on request)

Education and courses (selected)
2022         The Listening Academy – London, UK
2022         Practice-Based Sound Studies – School of Sound, Berlin DE
2021-22   Enhanced Practices – International Center for Knowledge in the Arts, Copenhagen DK
2019-21   Cand. Musicae – Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen DK
2019         Experimental Music – Universität der Künste Berlin DE
Solo exhibitions (selected)
2022         DARKWEB.DK – XM3, Aalborg DK
2021         You Are My Sunshine – Men’s International Day, Copenhagen DK
2021         Unhearing the White Voice – C4 Projects, Copenhagen DK
2021         The White Voice – various locations
2021         Are you okay? – online
2020         The Dark Web Office – Kunsthal Aarhus DK
2019         Nothing to See – ArtRoom/1000Fryd, Aalborg DK
2019         Domestica – Kunsten Museum of Contemporary Art, Aalborg DK
2018         Sub – Nature Summit, Hirtshals DK
2017         Tremor or: How I learned not to be nervous – Aarhus Artspace, DK
Group exhibitions (selected)
2022          Hør, – XM3, Aalborg DK
2022          Exhale(s) – Errant Sound, Berlin DE
2022         Bedrock – Ladder, Copenhagen DK
2022         Walking Landscapes Exhibition – Kunsthal Nord, Aalborg DK
2021         Maybe it’s time for something else? – Rhythmical Music Conservatory, Copenhagen DK
2021         Er det? – Window conversations, Bergen NO
2020         Farcen i Aarhus – Aarhus Sound Art Festival DK
2019         Please ask me how I feel – Big Shark, Aalborg DK
2016         I Am Human Too – FAA Project room, Odense DK
Performances (selected)
2021         Listening with… – Walking Landscapes, Copenhagen DK
2019        The Re-Occupied Bunker – Nature Summit, Hirtshals DK
2018        Atmosphaera – Churches in Frederikshavn, Silkeborg and Aalborg DK
2018        AR I-IV – Open Days Festival for new music and sound art, Aalborg DK
2018        Jazz Iterations – Meutiviti Festival, Aalborg DK
2018       Tiny Sounds (Giuseppe Doronzo/Morten Poulsen) – Aalborg, Aarhus and Odense DK
2018        Untitled – Culture Meeting, Nykøbing Mors DK
2017        LR – Open Days Festival for new music and sound art, Aalborg
2017        Miles Davis Trio – Meutiviti Festival, Aalborg
2014        Camera Sonora – Grüntaler9, Berlin DE
2014       MultiArt – Byens Rum, Aalborg DK
Publications (selected)
2021        Music from ‘Unhearing the White Voice’, independent
2017        RIGHT! by Morten Poulsen Trio, on Outrovaert
2017        Heart on Vacuamoenia
2016        Aerodynamics Pt 2 on The Wire Tapper, The Wire
2016        Dark Web – online
2015       Fjord by TPO, on Outrovaert
2015       NY with Russ Lossing, on Outrovaert
Awards and Artist Residencies (selected)
2021        Hanstholm Lighthouse, Hanstholm DK
2020        Inter Arts Center, Malmö SE
2019        BEK, Bergen NO
2018        The Danish Institute, Athens GR
2017        Talent Award, Kulturpris Aalborg
2017        WORM Studio, Rotterdam NL
2017&18  EMS, Stockholm SE
Other (selected)
2022        Grow – Sustainable Work-life for Art and Culture Workers, course
2021        Facilitator of U-Lydig: experimental sound and listening workshops, CPH
2021        Technical Advisor at Walking Landscapes Festival, Copenhagen International Theatre
2020-21  SOME and Press at Between Music
2018        Director of Meutiviti Jazz Festival
2015-22 Underwater-drummer and international touring with Aquasonic by Between Music
Grants (selected)
The Danish Arts Council
Danish Composers’ Society
Autor (Associsation for composers and songwriters)
Aalborg Municipality
Region Nordjylland
Nordic Culture Point
SNYK/Art Music Denmark