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:



Releasetour Pappenheim. New album “Bekkenjordet”

Pappenheim consisting of Oscar Grönberg on piano and Tor Haugerud on drums are now releasing their debut album Bekkenjordet on the label Particular Recordings Collective. They celebrate the release with a tour in october which bring them to Östersund, Stockholm and Oslo as well as a double bill label concert in Trondheim. Later on in 2017 they will also play in Copenhagen and other places. Pappenheim plays free improvised music inspired by both the 60´s free jazz  and the modernism in music.

Dance Project “En sang fra oss” coming up april 2016

“En sang fra oss…” is a dance project with two dance groups from DansIt: “Danselaboratoriet” with handicapped people and “Danseteatret 55+” contents of elderly people. The project has engaged the famous choreographer Mia Habib and the music is made and played by Siri Gære – vocals and strings, and Tor Haugerud – drums and percussion. The dance project is about meetings between people that are aged or handicapped in one way or another, and the situation they face in these encounters. There will be performances from 12th until 17th of april. See concert list.

BOL&SNAH releases new album

BOL&SNAH released their new album So? Now? on the label Gigafon in november 2015. This is the second album which Hans Magnus “Snah” Ryan participate on. We are very happy to have his guitar and lovely voice in the band. In fact, he is a full member of the band now. The music on the new album is more specific rock, but with influences from more experimental expressions. We had a very nice release tour, which included cities like Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim, Melhus and Tromsø, and the reviews for the album have been excellent!

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.