Christian Wallumrød Ensemble: Amplify Many

A brand new electroacoustic challenge for one of Norway’s most innovative line-ups

Tuesday, 21 September, at 20:00
150–250 kr

The leader of a top Norwegian improvising ensemble is shaking up his crew with an injection of electronics and amplification.

The Christian Wallumrød Ensemble started 20 years ago as purely an acoustic group. Featuring some of the most skilful and inventive jazz players in the country right now, they have worked as a chamber group with no amplification or treatments of any kind. Up until now. 

For this performance Wallumrød is installing an advanced instrumentarium where each musician has their own small palette of electronic enhancements. Not only do the musicians alter and transform their individual sounds. Also, the electroacoustic approach is a wholly new experience and will lead to changes in group dynamics and the entire colour of the ensemble’s sound.

Christian Wallumrød is one of Norway’s most distinctive pianists and composers. Working across the fields of jazz, improvised music and composition, he has released material on labels such as ECM and Hubro, and was a former member of the celebrated group Close Erase. Now he pushes his Ensemble into new exploratory territory with a special full evening’s music at Ultima. 

In collaboration with

Nasjonal Jazzscene

Trumpet

Eivind Lønning

Synth, electronics

Eivind Lønning, Espen Reinertsen, Tove Törngren Brun, Per Oddvar Johansen, Christian Wallumrød

Saxophone

Espen Reinertsen

Recorder

Espen Reinertsen

Cello

Tove Törngren Brun

Drums

Per Oddvar Johansen

Vibraphone

Per Oddvar Johansen

Piano

Christian Wallumrød

Harmonium

Christian Wallumrød

Sound

Stig Gunnar Ringen

In collaboration with

Nasjonal Jazzscene

Photography

Christopher Tribble