Bugge Wesseltoft
New Conception of Jazz

New Conception of Jazz has as become a concept in itself within the electronic jazz scene. After 400 concerts worldwide and recordings by New Conception of Jazz (1996) and Moving (2001), the band took a break in 2006.  Ten years after Bugge Wesseltoft now breathes new life into the project again, this time with a new generation of jazz musicians. It’s danceable, groovy and electric!

keys / electronics

Bugge Wesseltoft

drums

Siv Øyunn Kjenstad

tenor sax

Marthe Lea

guitar

Oddrun Lilja

tablas

Sanskriti Shresta

 

BAYA

Photo: Andreas Bjørseth

Photo: Andreas Bjørseth

BAYA is the alias of Andrew Murray, guitarist, vocalist and producer. BAYA live includes Siv Øyunn Kjenstad on drums, Christian Balvig on synths, Markus Anskau on bass, pulsating masks and animation visuals projected on huge white balloons.  The result is an up-beat performance, edgy, a bit avant gard, well arranged and danceable.

guitar / vocals

Andrew Murray

drums

Siv Øyunn Kjenstad

synth

Christian Balvig

bass

Markus Anskau

 

BRAK RUG

This dynamic trio was formed in 2014. The improvised music this trio creates with acoustic sound sources and electronic treatment varies from piercing to soothing, from noisy to melodic. Intense and beautiful! 

vocals and various electronics, live processing

Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje

drums

Siv Øyunn Kjenstad

marimba Lumina / live processing

Øyvind Brandtsegg

 

Christian Balvig Sextet

A unique combination of string trio and piano trio. They mix chamber music landscapes from the north with energetic improvisations. All of the six players has a personal sound and approach to Balvig's lyrical compositions. When they play It becomes a clear coherent band sound making touching and beautiful music. The tunes are orchestrated with well balanced strings in a both intimate and expressive piano trio with references to Joanna Newsoms Ys, Scandinavian jazz and impressionistic music.

violin

Louise Gorm

viola

Mikkel Schrieber

cello

Maria Edlund

piano/composition

Christian Balvig

doublebass

Jens Mikkel Madsen

drums

Siv Øyunn Kjenstad