Markus Pesonen (b.1984) is a Finnish guitarist, composer and sound artist based in Copenhagen and Berlin. Markus started his musical journey with improvisation and composition working both with popular and classical music in Kuopio, Finland. After his studies in Helsinki, he moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2006 where he completed his master’s degree in music performance at the city’s Rhythmic Music Conservatory in 2010.
Markus Pesonen is involved in many different constellations ranging from solo guitar with live electronics to he’s 11-piece ensemble Markus Pesonen Hendectet, while actively collaborating with contemporary dance, theater, film, and performance art. The common elements that run through all of his work are a wide embrace of sound, with a special emphasis on communication and a sense of presence as expressed through improvisation. Performances with artists such as Django Bates, Herb Robertson, John Tchicai, Lotte Anker, Tristan Honsinger, Eivind Lønning, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Fay Victor, Frank Gratkowski, Wilbert DeJoode, Michael Vatcher, Tobias Delius, Axel Dörner, Achim Kaufmann, Christian Lillinger, Mikko Innanen and Lindha Kallerdahl.
¡haUtUllin! – ¡haUtUllin! (2013 Barefoot Records)
Lima Lima – Intoxication (2012 Gateway Music)
Markus Pesonen Hendectet – Hum (2011 Unit Records)
Marc Lohr & GERäT 7 – Stick No Bill (2010 Unit Records)
Maria Faust Group – Bitchslap Boogie (2008 Barefoot Records)