Kaada : Storløkken
Vossa Jazz has asked two of the country’s most distinctive, exciting and acclaimed composers to write new music to Vossa Jazz 2019: John Erik Kaada and Ståle Storløkken!
Pianist, multi-instrumentalist and composer John Erik Kaada is a special musician. It is said that he owns about 500 instruments, and this is reflected in his music! He has fronted the experimental Stavanger group Cloroform since the late 1990s, collaborated with Mike Patton (Faith No More) and has made several exciting solo albums under the artist name Kaada. He is also a highly sought-after film music composer, and has composed films like Hawaii, Oslo, Mongoland, “Alt om min far” and “Mannen som elsket Yngve”.
His latest solo record, the Closing Statements from 2018, is an atmospheric, multifaceted, and philosophically broad-based record, in which quarterly footsteps are based on known human beings’ last words. The somewhat morbid point of departure has nevertheless resulted in a record that deals more with life than death: “We must not wait until the last few minutes of life before we listen to what people are saying”, Kaada has said about the record.
“Tangentmeister” Ståle Storløkken, has been involved in much of the best that happened in the Norwegian jazz scene the last years: Supersilent, Elephant9, Rypdal’s Skywards band, Møster! and very much other. He is not a stranger of commissioned works and Vossa Jazz, neither as a musician nor a composer. He was co-composer of Berit Opheim’s “Tingingsverk” An angel walks silently from 2007, and plays on Terje Rypdal’s Vossabrygg. In 2010, he made an order for Moldejazz together with Motorpsycho, Trondheim Jazzorkester and Trondheimssolistane, which was on record The Death Defying Unicorn (2012). Not bad!
When two “mad professors” such as Kaada and Storløkken meet, the result is multifaceted and transcendent. With various electronics, various instruments and fantastic musicians, we can promise a rare musical experience!
Ståle Storløkken – tangentar
John Erik Kaada – tangentar
Tor Haugerud – trommer
Stein André Hovden – teknikk