Sound of Copenhagen


BALVIG is the name of the musical project by Danish producer, Jens Balvig. Despite growing up in a time where electronic music was not cool to listen to, BALVIG fell in love with the music of Jean-Michel Jarre and Vangelis. Wanting to perform their music himself got him into learning how to play the keyboard, and eventually making his own tracks. However, it was the fascination for Japanese culture and music that really paved the way for his current sound.

In 2014, living in Japan, Balvig set himself a challenge of creating one track a week, every week, for a whole year, which forced him to make creative use of different environmental sounds recorded on his tape recorder. The result was a wide collection of tracks, where scratchy electronic beats meet real organic elements. His first album ‘Carvings’ is based on a selection of tracks that came out of this 52-week project, and has resulted in a record that, despite its’ electronic nature, sounds human and preserves the raw imperfections of recorded sounds of the real world.

"Carvings" will be released on Sound of Copenhagen on November 6.