Mike Sheridan
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Mike Sheridan (b. 1991) is a Danish composer, musician, DJ and producer, whose musicality blends styles and impressions ranging from pop to contemporary electronic music.

Recent endeavours includes the avant-garde hybrid piece Anamorphosis (2019) with world renowned trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg and french Hope Ensemble, music for the National Museums 2019/2020 Germany exhibhition as well as a 2021 collaboration with techno-superstar Kölsch on Isopolis.

Mikes score for Persona Non Grata / Hvor Kragerne Vender was nominated for Best Score at the 2022 DK Robert Awards.

Other productions includes Oracle (2018) by scandinavian vocal group IKI, produced by Mike Sheridan and the soundtrack release of the EMMY nominated documentary The Islands and the Whales (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2018) shared with Australian composer Antony Partos.

His debut I Syv Sind (2008) and second album Ved Første Øjekast (2012) marks his young years.

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2022

Musical performer in Nicolai Howalts Exhibition “A Journey: The Near Future“. Gallery Martin Asbæk February.


2020

Score for Lisa Jespersen’s feature film Persona Non Grata / “Hvor Kragerne Vender”, Hyænefilm 2020.

Nominated for 11 ROBERT and 9 BODIL awards.
WON: ROBERT for “Best Picture”, “Best Director” and “Best Original Screenplay”.


Score “Himalyan Memories” for Rune Klans “Hopeful”, 60+ performances in DK.


2019

Release of “Anamorphosis” - 5.1 surround sound album. Screenings, at CPH DOX and OFF (DK).

Composer of musical pieces for the Danish National Museums “Germany” exhibition.

Composer and sounddesigner for Amanda Ginmans play “Klædt Af” (“Undressed”), Aveny-T.

Score for Shakespeares play “Richard III”, Lars Roman-Engell, Hamletscenen, Kronborg Castle, DK.

Co-Composer for “Danish Design”, with composer Jesper Mechlenburg, Dancer: Alban Lendorf (ABT), Bellevue Teateret, DK.

End of engagement with The Danish Governments Arts Foundations Composers Grants Committee for Musik (2016-2020).


2018

Solo concerts at Spot Festival, Århus DK
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art 21-22-28-29 July with August Rosenbaum, Fred Frith, Lotte Anker og Garth Knox.

Residency at Inter Arts Center, SWE, with Jakob Riis, “Sequential Spaces”, 3-16 September.

“The Islands and the Whales” is nominated for an Emmy.


2017

Producer and composer of “Oracle” by IKI.

Score for Shakespeares play “Hamlet”, Lars Roman-Engell, Hamletscenen, Kronborg Castle, DK.

Score for “Aleppos Fall”, Stray Dog, DK, NO, IDFA premiere.

Selected concerts: Duo concert with August Rosenbaum, Royal Danish Opera, 8 Februar, Duo concerts with Jakob Bro (“Radar”, Århus, “Struer Tracks”, 2-3 Juni), concert at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (4 November), solo concert at GONG Tomorrow festival (11 November, Jazzhouse).


2016

Member of The Danish Governments Arts Foundations Composers Grants Committee for Musik (2016-2020).

Sounddesigner and co-composer with August Rosenbaum: Score for Jane Austins play “Sense and Sensibilities” (“Fornuft og Følelse”), Peter Langdal, Århus Teater, DK.

Soloist performance with DR Big Band celebrating trumpeter Palle Mikkelborgs 75th birthday, DR Concert Hall, DK.

2 month residency with Ensemble Hope, FR, 9 Concerts - 22 Juni - 15 Aug.


2015

10 year jubilee as professional electronic music DJ counting 800+ engagements at various clubs and festivals.

Commissioned piece: “Carl Nielsen Remixed”, Odense Havnekulturfestival, DK.

Commissioned piece and performance: “Colours”, Hempel Glasmuseum, Geopark Festival, Odsherred, DK.

Score for Mike Day’s “The Island And The Whales”, 150+ Film festivals, Emmy nominated, Peacock winner.

Solo concert at Aros Museum.

Commissioned performance with poet Signe Gjessing, “Poems and sound”, Vega, DK.

Jurymember for DR P1 SHORTDOX radiodocumentary competition.

Composer and sounddesigner for DR P1 radiodrama “Buskapringen" (“The Highjacking”).

Member of the grant commission for composers’ organisation DJBFA.


2014

Commissioned piece “Monstrum” (“The Beast”) for STRØM festival, DK. For electronic processing and a 22.500 horsepower Burmeister and Wain engine.

Installation sound piece commission for Danish Design Museum. 3 pieces about master craftsman Kaare Klint.

3 pieces for Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra, Define Festival, DK. Arrangements by Karsten Fundal.

Producer, musician and musical direction on “Anamorphosis” performed with Ensemble Hope, FR and Palle Mikkelborg, DK, DR Concert Hall.


2013

Jurymember for composers’ organisation DJBFA 40th jubilee composers competition.

Creative direction and composer of audiovisual event “Panorama” for STRØM festival, DK. Commissioned piece for string orchestra, band and 3D sound. Spatial sound collaboration with Martyn Ware (The Human League, UK), Illustrious Company, London, UK.

Musical transitions in “Shadowplay” commissioned by DR Girls Choir, Composer: Bent Sørensen. Writer: Knud Romer.

Composer/Performer: Commissioned piece for “Corpus”, Royal Danish Ballet. Dancer: Emma McKenzie.


2012

Second album “Ved første øjekast” (“At first sight”) is released.

Sold out solo performance in DR Concert Hall.

CPH PIX Audiovisual commission: Sven Gade – “Hamlet” at Kronborg castle in Helsingør.

DK tour with percussionist Bent Clausen (Tom Waits, Damon Albarn), 12 concerts.


2011


CPH:DOX Audiovisual Commission: “Laekjum”. Collaboration with visual artist Eva Koch.


2010

Score for magician Rune Klan – “Det Blå Show” (“The Blue Show”) - Tour with 50+ shows i Danmark.


2009

Various festival appearances: Roskilde, Skanderborg Smukfest, etc. 

Danish Grammy (DMA) nomination and win for “Best electronic album 2009”.


2008

Composer/Performer: Score “Atini Kramsa” for Alexander Kølpin’s Summerballet 2008. Choreography by Tonja Pedersen. 

Debutalbum “I Syv Sind”. The single “Med Små Skridt” receives massive airplay from national radio DR P3.

Commissioned interpretation of The Beatles “Revolution 9” for SBS/DR’s “The White Concert” television extravaganza in Horsens.


2007

Participant in cult television programme “Den 11 Time” (DR) alongside electronic music pioneer Else Marie Pade (b. 1924).