Erlend Apneseth: Nattsongar

Erlend Apneseth is one of Norway’s most renowned Hardanger fiddle players. Traditionally rooted, in recent years Apneseth has made the contemporary/improvised music scene his home and his debut recording Blikkspor (Grappa Musikkforlag, 2013), produced by Arve Henriksen, received critical praise from folk, jazz and contemporary music magazines alike. His second album, featuring drummer Øyvind Hegg-Lunde (Building Instrument, José González) and guitarist Stephan Meidell (Cakewalk, Krachmacher), was released 4th of February 2016 on the Norwegian jazz/impro label HUBRO. Apneseth is the composer of this year’s commissioned work for the festival.