For me it's never been a matter of doing one 'main' thing, I feel as though I use the same creative muscle’s regardless of what I'm doing and I feel my artist curiosity is satisfied only by immersing myself thoroughly in the work I do.
I've been lucky enough to be given a range of opportunities
Been imagining my own music ever since I first learnt 2 chords on the guitar- have now written a concerto, a chamber opera, training pieces for children and a wide range of other pieces exploring classical, rhythmic music and technology
Published by Edition Tre Fontane
Have arranged everything from Childrens songs to Wagner, for small chamber ensembles to 100+ orchestras with choir and soloists.
Choirs, Symphonic Wind Bands, Brass Bands, Big Bands & Orchestras.... even had the pleasure of conducting musicals- fun!!!
Orkester 20:20 is an initiative to bring together musicians living and working in Sandefjord who have their professional lives turned upside down by COVID-19. 2020 will be remembered for a long list of canceled projects, commissions, tours etc and the huge economic impact and not least of all the lack of opportunities to rehearse and perform to live audiences.
Resident and working in Sandefjord are a collection of widely recognized musicians who have links to National and International performing and recording artists over genres stretching from Jazz to Electronic Music, from Classical to Pop. They are musicians with a broad background and training who enhance the musical and cultural life in Sandefjord through their performing, teaching, writing and leading. It would be no understatement to say that the musicians represented in Orkester 20:20 are at the heart of music in Sandefjord.
The soundtrack to our lives is rich and varied Sandefjord’s Orkestra 20:20 will be is an orchestra which plays across all genres: a modern orchestra for modern times.
Guitar/ Composition/ Arranging /Conducting
Clarinet 1/ Alto Saxophone
Clarinet 2/Bb/Eb/ Bass Cl.
Per Olaf Skar
Knut Erik Rusten
Saxophones/Composition/ Arranging /Conducting
Guests for the first project
Mari Dodd Kjølstad
28 & 29 MAY 2021
Open for all