East Meets West
Mette Nielsen’s (b.1985) involvement with music began at the age of 6, when she first learned the accordion.
She graduated in 2005 from a music conservatory preparing class in Odense. Her formal study of music composition began in 2004 and in 2007 she was accepted as a student in the composition class at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where her teachers are Hans Abrahamsen, Niels Rosing-Schow and Hans Peter Stubbe Teglbjærg.
Improvisation has always been central to Nielsen’s approach to working with musical materials and her compositions are often built upon simple tunes that “react” and “interact” with each other in an intuitive manner.