ABOUT US

Driven by a desire to convey stories, we create concerts and performances that leave lasting emotional traces in the audience. We collaborate with composers, writers, directors, and soloists to find new perspectives in our sonic narratives. Together we make productions that concern the people of today.

 

We are not interested in conventions related to contemporary art, performance practices, or concert traditions. Uncompromisingly, we produce performances that will convey audio messages based on the stories and partners we choose. Through collaboration with author Kjartan Fløgstad, countertenor Sean Bell, organist Anders Eidsten Dahl, actor, and vocalist Ivar Nergaard, and mezzo-soprano Tora Augestad, we have created an expression that goes far beyond the usual sound of brass instruments.

 

In a short time (et. 2015), through our cross-genre projects, we have premiered as many as 22 works by Nils Henrik Asheim, Per Arne Glorvigen, Erlend Skomsvoll, Therese Ulvo, Marcus Paus, and Ørjan Matre, at festivals such as Only Connect, Brass Wind, Bergen Kirkeautunnale, Stavanger Organ Festival and Literature Days in Vinje. The ensemble has also held master classes at the Academy of Music in Tallinn and arranged workshops with young composers. NyNorsk brass quintet is about to release a record with compositions by Nils Henrik Asheim, produced by Lawo.

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ERLEND AAGAARD-NILSEN

Trumpeter in the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. He studied at Grieg Academy, the Royal Northern College of Music and NTNU. He was employed by the Air Force's band from 2012-2016. In addition, he has had freelance assignments in most of the country's orchestras and concert bands. He has also been a soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Life Guards Band, the Armed Forces Staff Music Band, the Armed Forces Music Band, Manger Musikklag and Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag. In 2015 he released his debut album, "Perpetuum Trompetuum"

JØRGEN ARNESEN

Studied with Kristian Steenstrup at the Jutland Conservatory of Music in Aarhus, and with Jonas Haltia and Ole Edvard Antonsen at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. From 2012 to 2016, Jørgen was employed as an alternating solo trumpet in Västerås Sinfonietta in Sweden. He now works as a freelance trumpeter based in Oslo.

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BERGER IVER FÆRDER

Studied with Jens Bjørn-Larsen in Copenhagen and Torbjørn Kvist in Oslo. He has worked as a freelance musician since 2008, and has had contracts in the Ålborg Symphony Orchestra, the South Jutland Symphony Orchestra and the Wermland Opera. In recent years he has had regular assignments in the Norwegian Opera and Ballet and the North Norwegian Opera and Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norwegian Wind Ensemble, Oslo Sinfonietta and in the military Bands both in Norway and Denmark .

INGEBJØRG USED

Studied with Aline Nistad and Professor Ingemar Roos at the Norwegian Academy of Music. After graduating, she has worked as a freelance trombonist with contracts in Wermland Opera, Ålborg Symphony Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Luftforsvarets Musikkorps, Forsvarets Stabsmusikkorps and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, she has had a shorter involvement in bla. all the country's 5 military corps, the Broadcasting Orchestra, the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Norwegian Wind Ensemble.

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MARIE SOLUM GRAN

Marie has worked as a professional performer for a number of years, and has played both tutti horn and solo horn with many of the symphony orchestras in Norway. She has extensive experience from concerts, tours and recordings with many different ensembles. In addition to longer contracts in larger institutions, she has had many freelance assignments in various genres. Marie has played with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra since 2009, she has done concerts and tours with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, and otherwise participated in various projects and releases in contemporary music, pop, rock, film music.

She received her education from the Norwegian Academy of Music with Prof. Frøydis Ree Wekre and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover with Prof. Markus Maskuniitty.