DONDER – SIGBJØRN APELAND
With donder, every album, every project so far meant a new approach, a new sound, and a new way to construct and interpret a repertoire. The application for jong jazztalent Gent contest provided a chance to develop a new, original and ambitious project where we could once again explore new terrains.
The idea for our project proposal stems from our encounters with the Norwegian music scene which in recent years produced a lot of unique and ground-breaking music. Norway has a deeply anchored folk music tradition, and even thought less widely practiced nowadays, this tradition still – consciously by improvisational freedom, sense for melody and complex rhythms, the folklore tradition goes hand in hand with the philosophy behind jazz, and this combination results in a substantial amount of creative and genre-transcending music.