Carsten Bo Eriksen

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Carsten Bo Eriksen / MBD73
Birth nameCarsten Bo Eriksen
Born (1973-10-02) 2 October 1973 (age 50)
Copenhagen, Denmark
GenresAlt-classical, experimental, electronica, ambient
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, record producer
Instrument(s)Piano, Computer, Guitar,
Years activeEarly 2000s–present
LabelsDaCapo Records, Naxos, Sony Music / Tame Records

Carsten Bo Eriksen alias MBD73 which is short for My Beautiful Decay 1973 (born 2 October 1973 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish 21st-century composer and artist.[1]


Carsten Bo Eriksen (a.k.a. MBD73) is a prize-winning and award-nominated composer and artist. He was educated at the Royal Academy of Music as a composer (1997-2003), pupil of Professor Ib Nørholm, Ivar Frounberg and Hans Abrahamsen. As a painter he is self-taught. He had his debut from the extended studies program in composition in 2003. Furthermore, he has studied at Berklee College of Music, Massachusetts, US. And has studied the Balinese gamelan music in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, with the musician Pak Tama. In 2004 he was granted by the Danish Arts Foundation with a three-year working grant.


Carsten Bo Eriksen (a.k.a. MBD73)[2] finds his inspiration in the European and American minimalism, as well as electronica, alt.classical or indie-classical/post-classical and post-rock music. He is among the very few composers in Denmark with strong roots in minimalism.

Rock albums[edit]

  • Skin, Melonheads Sony music / Tame music (2002)

Classical albums[edit]

  • Nordlys, DaCapo Records / Naxos (2002)


  1. ^ " Biography; Eriksen, Carsten Bo". Archived from the original on 2008-06-22. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  2. ^ Official homepage; Carsten Bo Eriksen