Mekatonia in concert

The Alpaca Ensemble “Mekatonia project”, which was first played at KamFest in 2013, is now being set up at Dokkhuset, Tr.h,  29th of october 2016. The music, composed by Eirik Hegdal, is based on the music-theatre from 2013 along with some older compositions from previous projects. There will be spectacular costumes and scenography at the event.

Soloproject@Galleri Vanntårnet

Recently I played a rather long solo concert at Galleri Vanntårnet at Nesodden outside Oslo. I used low-tuned drums, cymbals, gongs  and some small percussion and let the sound inspire to the free improvised concert.  Here is a rewiev of the concert.

And here is a YouTube video recorded by a listener:



Solo Project 2015

My first concert with my new solo project will be held at PØKK 7th of september 2015. I will use drum set and cymbals. My project is a very open free improvised approach, where I follow the response of the sound which is the inspiration for getting forward. Nothing is decided before i start until it ends. Exciting!_dsc7859

Vertex/Dörner/Neumann release “Sustain ability”

The collaboration with the duo Vertex and the two German improvisers Axel Dörner and Andrea Neumann releases now their new album on Gigafon records.The album is recorded live at the spectacular Emanuel Vigeland Museum, which is a mausoleum with a 20 seconds reverb. Enjoy!

Alpaca Ensemble “moving slow tour” in Italy

Alpaca Ensemble is going on tour in Italy in the end of june 2014 with the newly released album Moving Slow. The festival in Tolfa and some gigs in Rome and around Rome is on the program. Eirik Hegdal – saxes and clarinets, Sigrid Stang – violin, Marianne B Lie, violincello, Else Bøe – piano and celesta, Ole Jørgen Melhus – trombone, Tor Haugerud – drums and glockenspiel

Trondheim Jazzorchestra “Sidewalk Comedy” tour 2014

Trondheim Jazzorchestra “Sidewalk Comedy” is releasing their new cd and celebrates with a tour in Norway and Germany. Old jazz music combined with free jazz and surrealistic performance are on their programme. This is something special. so just show up!

Moving Slow – new album from Alpaca Ensemble

Alpaca Ensemble releases their new album “Moving Slow” on wednesday 12th of february. The music is composed by Eirik Hegdal, and the album music shows the group with a sober and timbre ensemble play. It is a mixture of contemporary and classical music with improvised parts.

Du skal få høre fuglesang

Du skal få høre fuglesang by Teater Fot @ Trøndelag Teater

Is a theatre trilogi for children in various ages. Sparrow (0-2 years old), Nightingale (3-5 years old) and Woodpecker (6-9 years old)

Direction: Lise Hovik,

Actors: Andreas Thoresen, Janne Brit Rustad and Live Strugstad,

Musician: Eirik Hegdal, Michael F. Duch and Tor Haugerud,

Music by EnEnEn,

Light: Sivert Lundstrøm