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Artist in residence

2018-08-0614:00 Synne Marie Tømmerberg

Artist in residence for Stormen Concert Hall 2019 is Ola Kvernberg. Kvernberg is renowned as one of the most influential musicians in Norway at the moment, and over the course of 2019 he will present three musical projects that will showcase his incredible versatility as a composer and musician.

Kvernberg has released several albums with a broad coverage in genres – some say they go all the way from modern jazz to bluegrass. He won and was nominated for several Spellemann-awards (the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy Awards) in the jazz category. 

In addition to playing in several bands and releasing new, high-quality projects, Ola is a composer who has become quite sought after in the film industry. He composed the musical pieces for the Swedish film «Chasing the Wind» (2014) and for the documentary «Two Raging Grannies» (2015), the latter which was nominated for the Grand Scores Award – the European music award equivalent to the Academy Awards.

We are very excited to announce Olas following projects as our Artist in residence:

02.02 Ola Kvernbergs Steamdome
24.10 The Engegård Quartet and Ola Kvernberg
november 2019 To be announced shortly

Ever since 2012, Bodø Cultural Centre/Stormen Concert Hall has offered a residency to an artist or musician of our choice. Former artists in residence has been Marianne Beate Kielland, Arvid Engegård, Kari Bremnes, Leif Ove Andsnes, Tora Augestad, Roland Pöntinen and Eldbjørg Hemsing.