Experience Something New Tonight- 1982

1982′ are two old and one young guy channeling traditional folk music through contemporary improvisation. The Norwegian trio has played modern, improvised and chamber music since 2007. Their debut record was released on the NORCD label in 2009 and is also available on vinyl. Their concerts have a reputation for balancing deep musical focus with an unpretentious and outgoing vibe.

Nils Økland is internationally renowned for his refreshing playing style. His last solo effort, Monograph (ECM), has received excellent reviews, as have his two previous records, released on cult label Rune Grammofon. He also plays with the Christian Wallumrød Ensemble (two records on ECM), among others.

Sigbjørn Apeland is just as comfortable working with church music as with avant-garde. During organ studies he took lessons with legendary improv drummer John Stevens. Lately, he released an album with traditional singer Berit Opheim, a soundtrack to the silent movie Joan of Arc, played with electronica heroes Alog and released a solo organ record.

Øyvind Skarbø has studied with Terje Isungset in addition to embarking on study trips to Nigeria and Cuba. He plays with BMX, Kresten Osgood, Per Jørgensen and Icelandic guitarist Hilmar Jensson, as well as working on a solo project under the name DIE, Allroundhandwerker! Øyvind runs the festival Øyvind Jazzforum in Bergen, Norway.

Beirut Art Center
January 26, 2011 at 8pm
Entrance 15 000 LL