Musicians

Flutes: Lynetta Taylor Hansen

 

Saxophones: Fredrik Brandstorp Olsen

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Fredrik Brandstorp Olsen has studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music and at Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d’Aulnay-sous-Bois in Paris. He is the soprano saxophone player of Current Saxophone Quartet. Fredrik works a great deal with composers in developing new pieces, but also performs in other genres, including early music, free improvisation and big band.

He has played at, among others, the Ultima Festival, SAX.FEST Pärnu 2013, Chambermusicfestival Stuttgart, Vinterlydfestivalen, Scandinavian Saxophone Festival, Tallinn Music Week, Grønland Mikro World Festival and The World Saxophone Congress XVI. In 2011 he was a soloist with The Central Staff band of the Norwegian Armed Forces.

 

Trombone: Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø

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Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø (b. 1986) works first and foremost with improvised music and contemporary music, often combined. He is active as a solo performer and as member of several groups, and has toured over lagre parts of Europe with, among others, As deafness increases, Myhr/Nørstebø, Raymond Strid/Nina de Heney/HMN and Whirl (w/ Tobias Delius). He also performs with free-jazz pop group Skadeyr, chamber jazz ensemble Dan Peter Sundland 11et, and also in duo projects with Rasmus and Daniel Lercher. Henrik holds a bachelor’s degree in jazz/improvised music from Gothenburg Music Academy, and is now studying for master’s degree within the same field at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.

 

Percussion: Anders Kregnes Hansen

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Anders Kregnes Hansen (b. 1983) plays percussion with particular focus on contemporary music and music performance. He excels both as a chamber musician and as a soloist. Hansen is a very versatile musician, and has played with many of the professional symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles in Norway. He has also participated in dozens of contemporary, classical, jazz and pop/rock-records. As a teacher, Hansen has hold masterclasses on many different music academies troughout Norway.

Hansen has a masters degree in classical percussion from the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he studied under percussionists Kjell Tore Innervik and Tomas Nilsson. Under these studies he emphasized and wrote a thesis on cooperation between performers and composers.

 

Piano: Jonas Cambien

 

Guitar: Ole Martin Huser-Olsen

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Ole Martin Huser-Olsen, (b. 1986) is a Norwegian classical guitarist. He has an MA in Classical Guitar Performance from the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he was also awarded the highest mark for his concertant exam.
He has toured large parts of Norway, among which are a concert in Edvard Grieg’s home Troldhaugen (2005) and annual recitals at Den norske opera – Oslo Opera House (2008-2011). He has held concerts in Los Angeles (2008), Helsinki (2010), the prestigious Centre Pompidou (2011) and again in Paris (2013).

Often heard as a soloist, Ole Martin also enjoys collaborating with other musicians, like renowned barytone Knut Skram, Ensemble Ernst, Ensemble Aksiom and many other up-and-coming young classical musicians in Norway. With his debut as an orchestral soloist in 2012, he has proven that he commands and has a passion for the richness of musical history, with a repertoire spanning from the Rennaissance to Modernism and reaching up to the freshest of contemporary music.

 

Violin: Vilde Sandve Alnæs

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Cello: position currently vacant

 

Double bass: Christian Meaas Svendsen

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Christian Meaas Svendsen is a Norwegian bass player playing in constellations such as Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, Momentum and Duplex. He is also leading his own ensemble Nakama as well as being initiator of the collective label Nakama Records. At the age of 28 he has participated on over 20 records in a combination of player/composer/producer/designer. He is aiming towards becoming a distinctive yet flexible musician, and can be summed up as a challenging and innovative bass player. Although he is a firm believer that any creative output stands strong on its own terms, he also feels that music is a powerful tool to make a change in this world. His concept of music is not defined by genre, and he aims towards connecting the classical, contemporary and the free, rhythmic music tradition and to reach beyond the various imaginative borders created by human society and modern culture.