Elbjørg Raknes in surround
For many years, artist Eldbjørg Raknes has been an important figure on the Norwegian jazz scene as a vocalist, composer, improviser and educator. With her solo performances, her voice is combined with live-sampling, percussion and keyboard in a grand mix of melodies, tunes, sounds, harmonies and ever-changing soundscapes.
Eldbjørg has partnered up with one of Norway’s finest sound designers, Tor Breivik. Together they have filled both indoor and outdoor spaces with sounds – with Eldbjørg singing in forests, caves, rivers – even from a paraglider!
At Jazzfest, they will literally embrace the audience with sound, using a state of art surround sound system to lift their artistic excellence to an even higher level. The concert will feature new music commissioned by Jazzfest.
Eldbjørg Raknes has released numerous albums in her own name, and toured extensively in Italy, Ukraine, Chile, Portugal, France, Germany, Japan, Hungary and Iceland as well as the Nordic countries. She has been awarded Buddyprisen and Radka Toneffs memorial prize.
Elbjørg Raknes - vocals, Wurlitzer, sampling
Tor Breivik - sound design
Ingrid Høsøien - light design