Wednesday 02.07.14
Old Kongsberg cinema

Opening concert: Bestillingsverk w/ Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Christian Wallumrød

Concert start: 19:00 Price single ticket: 390 + bill tax, -

Wallumrød himself says about the work:

When the request came from Kongsberg Jazzfestival and Midtnorsk Jazzsenter, there were two impulses in particular that came forward, and that made such work: pulse and instrumentation. My brother (Fredrik) and I make up the duo 'Brutter', where we explore one-of-a-kind pulse-based dunk-dunk music, with drums, machines and electronics, and I thought it might be interesting to try something similar with a much larger crew. And not just any crew; this has also become an opportunity to work with a nice mix of people I've already had the pleasure of working with for quite some time, and a number of superb musicians from the younger part of the Norwegian underground and underground. It moves towards a rich instrumentation, a large dynamic range, and it will probably be quite pulse-driven, in the extended sense. 

Christian Wallumrød has been a central figure on the Norwegian jazz scene since the mid-90s. Primarily through his own ensemble, which has released five records on ECM, but also in critically acclaimed bands such as Merriwinkle, Dans les Arbres and Close Erase. Fabula Suite Lugano with the Christian Wallumrød Ensemble was nominated for the Nordic Council's Music Prize in 2010. .

 Trondheim Jazz Orchestra is one of Norway's most recognized large jazz ensembles. Since 2000, TJO has collaborated with a number of Norwegian and international profiles. From Chick Corea and Pat Metheny to Erik Hegdal, Erlend Skomsvoll and Elin Rosseland. TJO is a flexible orchestra, without permanent members, but where the artistic director selects his line-up from time to time.

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Christian Wallumrød

 Ivar Grydeland – acc. guitar/electric guitar/pedal steel

Lars Ove Fossheim – acc. guitar/electric guitar

Anja Lauvdal – upright piano / harmonium /harpsichord/div. synths, electronics

Christian Wallumrød – grand piano/div. synths, drum machine, electronics

Espen Reinertsen – tenor sax

Eivind Lønning – trumpet

Heida KJ Mobeck – tuba/electronics

Fredrik Wallumrød – drums, percussion, electronics

Siv Øyunn Kjenstad – drums, gran cassa, percussion

Michael Duch – double bass

Tor Breivik – sound engineer

Kyrre Heldal Karlsen – lighting design

The concert is produced by Kongsberg Jazzfestival in collaboration with Midtnorsk Jazzsenter. The composition is supported by the Norwegian Composers Foundation.

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HORTA: Elias Akselsen/ Stian Carstensen/ Ola Kvernberg