Nils Okland - Monograph | ECM 1792432

Nils Okland - Monograph

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Label: ECM

Cat No: 1792432

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 6th April 2009

Contents

Artists

Nils Okland (Hardanger fiddle, violin, viola d’amore)

Artists

Nils Okland (Hardanger fiddle, violin, viola d’amore)

About

First ECM solo album from the Norwegian violinist who has gained many friends for his work with the Christian Wallumrød Ensemble. Nils Økland’s solo music is strongly inspired by the rich Norwegian fiddle tradition and its freedom, variation and individuality, yet what he plays is not purely ‘folk music’ rather a reinvention of folk forms, with free improvisation and contemporary composition also powerful influences. The ‘personality’ of the instruments themselves is also an inspiration: on “Monograph” Økland makes the most of the ‘drone’ qualities of the viola d’amore and the Hardanger fiddle (he plays both old and modern models) as well as an old violin from 1700, in a recital of subtle and melodic invention.

Tracklist:
1. Mønster
2. Pas de deux
3. Kvelartak
4. Horisont
5. Mono
6. Rite
7. Ø
8. Snor
9. Slag
10. Seg
11. Dialog
12. Skimte
13. Nattsvermer

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