Jakob Thorkild Overgaard (1976) is a danish composer, musician, writer & teacher. Since his album debut in 1996 he has primarily worked within the field of avantgarde, improvisation and conceptual sound. But is now working in the direction of composing in a more classical sense and towards the discipline of musical philosophy.
He has for many years been part of the musical scene in Copenhagen and has written the book ‘Improvised Music – Essays & Interviews‘ (Edition Wilhelm Hansen, 2011) as well as many essays and poetry.
He has released numerous albums as a composer and musician – both individually, in collaborations and as a band member. For example with Peter Brötzmann (DE), Fred Lonberg-Holm (US), P.O. Jørgens (DK), Bjørn Heebøll (DK), Sture Ericson (SE), Marie Key (DK) etc.
Jakob Thorkild Overgaard a member of the teaching staff at The Royal Academy Of Music Dep. Aalborg and has for many years worked as an external lecturer at the University Of Copenhagen Dep. Musicology.