Ole Jørn Myklebust
Musician / composer / producer / arranger
Forgotten pathways - Songs from Eidsdal
(Gløymde fotefar - viser frå Eidsdal)
This is a tribute to the poet Arne O. Storås from Eidsdal, Myklebust's home village. Storås was also a farmer, and his poems describes nature and life at the Norwegian countryside in a beautiful way. The rythm in the poems has a great musical quality.
Since this is a project with Norwegian lyrics, the full description of this project is in Norwegian:
Det var i visesjangeren Myklebust startet, med to utgivelser med bandet Østenfor Sol i studietida ved Norges Musikkhøgskole. Her tonesatte Myklebust tekster av dovredikteren Vegard Vigerust. Når han nå gir ut albumet Gløymde Fotefar – Viser frå Eidsdal er han tilbake i kjente trakter, både sjangermessig, geografisk og i et dikterskap han kjenner godt.
- Jeg har båret med meg disse diktene fra jeg var barn. Storås var både bonde og dikter, og diktene hans skildrer min barndoms natur og kultur på en måte som berører. Jeg har tenkt mye på hvor trist det er at Storås aldri ble utgitt i sin levetid. Diktene holder høy kvalitet, og de har en iboende musikalitet som gjør dem spennende å tonesette.
Han kaller albumet en kjærlighetserklæring til hjembygda si, en bygd som i likhet med andre på Sunnmøre er rammet av fraflytning – og en solid dugnadsånd. Prosjektet er i sin helhet finansiert gjennom en crowdfunding-aksjon, der sambygdinger har engasjert seg stort.
- Det er utrolig stas at en slik dugnadsbasert finansieringsform er mulig, og det skyldes nok at mange vil bidra til å tilgjengeliggjøre Storås’ dikterverk. Han hadde visstnok liten tro på seg selv som dikter. Da han tok mot til seg og sendte samlingen til en etablert forfatter for å få den vurdert, rotet vedkommende bort hele produksjonen. Denne innspillingen kan ikke rette på det, men jeg kan i det minste sørge for at noen av diktene hans foreviges, sier Myklebust.
Med seg i prosjektet er gitarist Tore Bruvoll og Svein Schulz som produsent og bassist.
Jorba - solo release
Myklebust’s album "Jorba" is a somewhat minimalistic recording, whereas the title itself means "circle" in the indigenous Sami language. This is also the key word of this album, as he is drawing a circle from his musical roots, via the various phases of his musical career, and finally returning to his roots playing acoustic jazz music, but now in a completely different musical language. The album has an emphasis on strong melodies and expressive tonal landscapes. Having worked with large studio productions for a long time, he wanted to record an album that is a true footprint of who he is as a musician and composer today, with a small ensemble recorded live in studio.
The album features five of Myklebust's compositions from various stages of his career, as well as the famous "Concierto de Aranjuez" by Joaquín Rodrigo dated 1939. The opening track was originally composed for the opening concert at the Riddu Riddu festival 2013, featuring the indigenous singer Namgar Lhasaranova from Buryatia.
Joining Myklebust on this record is Andreas Ulvo (grand piano) and Sigurd Hole (double bass) from the critically acclaimed Eple Trio. "Jorba" was recorded during two days in Parachute Studio in Oslo. The three musicians have also been acclaimed by critics all over Norway for their contribution to the theatrical play "Driving Miles", a drama that was sold out during two whole weeks at the International Jazz Festival in Molde.
Do not miss out on the opportunity to experience this unique album!
In 2013 the Riddu Riddu festival commisioned a piece by Ole Jørn Myklebust. With Namgar Lhasaranova from Buryatia, Russia (north of Mongolia) and Niillas Holmberg from Sápmi, it was set for a meeting between two of the most unique indigenous voices in the world today. Both represent their culture, music and tradition at a very high level, a remarkable collaboration between two voices that both contrast and complement each other.
Ole Jørn Myklebust made new arrangements to the traditional music from Buryatia, but also wrote new music with lyrics written by a poet from Buratia; Bayan Gunzinov with help from Namgar and Niillas.
The live-CD from the Riddu Riddu-concert will be released during spring 2014.
Namgar Lhasaranova (vocals)
Niillas Holmberg (vocals)
Ole Jørn Myklebust (trumpet, xaphoon, vocals)
Fredrik Ellingsen (guitar, electronics)
Kjetil Dalland (bass)
Herman Rundberg (drums, percussion)
Evgeny Zolotarev (chanza)
Klangbein presents a non‐verbal music performance for children of all ages. The two characters move through everyday life and find themselves in situations which children easily will recognize, using both music and mime. The performance has a humorous expression, creating an informal atmosphere while keeping a focused presence.
Klangbein’s performance invites the audience members to react in their own manner – their strange way of being sad makes some kids laugh, while others share their sadness. Some giggle when they pick a fight, others take sides in the quarrel. The non‐verbal presentation prompts a special kind of attention from the children, giving room for improved communication between actors and audience. Because of the lack of language barriers, the performance is in high demand abroad.
Klangbein is a well‐established duo that has performed over 1500 concerts for children in Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Estonia.
Klangbein features Ole Jørn Myklebust on trumpet and Morten Barrikmo on clarinet.