Born 1951. Pianist, composer and teacher.
Masters Degree in Ornette Coleman, University of Copenhagen.
Studied world music at Creative Music Studio Woodstock, New York with Karlheinz Berger and Nana Vasconcelos.
Since 1981 a member of New Jungle Orchestra and since 1978 the Quartet Thermænius, which now performs as Dørge-Becker-Carlsen.
Played with John Tchicai, Marilyn Mazur and Johnny Dyani.
Has in recent years collaborated with dansers and poets.
Travels and tours to Gambia, Ghana, Bali, Siberia, China - among others - have given opportunity to field studies and inspiration from the old music cultures of these places, and experiments with fusion of bali-instruments and electroacustic instruments (keyboards).
Has also composed for big-band, woodwindquintet and choir.
Has worked together with siberian female vocalist, Sainkho Namtchylak.
Studying composition with Bob Brookmeyer at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.
|Year||Group & Album||Label & code|
|1996||Irene Becker & Povl Dissing – Zoo Sange||Olufsen Records|
|1993||Sainkho Namtchylak & Irene Becker – Dancing on the Island||Olufsen Record|
|1987||Dørge-Becker-Carlsen (feat Hamid Drake) – La Luna||Olufsen Records|
|1986||Dørge-Becker-Carlsen (feat Marilyn Mazur) – Canoe||Olufsen Records|
|1982||Thermænius – Copenhagen Boogie||CBS|
|1982||Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra – (All releases)||Steeple Chase, Olufsen Records, Dacapo|
|1979||Thermænius – Thermænius Live||Pick-UP|