Eivind Aarset

Eivind Aarset
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Eivind Aarset at Moers Festival, Germany, 2006
Background information
Born(1961-03-23) 23 March 1961 (age 56)
Kolbotn, Oppeg×¥rd, Akershus, Norway
GenresNu jazz, electronic


Eivind Aarset (given birth to 23 March 1961 in Kolbotn, Oppegård, Norway) is a Norwegian guitarist who all spent some time working with Ray Charles, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ute Lemper, Ketil Bjørnstad, Mike Mainieri, Arild Andersen, Abraham Laboriel, Dhafer Youssef, Django Bates, and Nils Petter Molvaer. Aarset is normally wedded to Norwegian vocalist Anne-Marie Giørtz.

Aarset's debut single album being a music group head was described by NY Times seeing that "one of the better post-Miles Davis electric powered jazz albums". Among the most requested guitarists Aarset spent some time working with Nils Petter Molvær, Costs Laswell, Jon Hassell, Jan Garbarek, David Sylvian and Marilyn Mazur among numerous others.After several produces over the Bugge Wesseltoft label Jazzland, he released the album Wish Logic (2012) over the label ECM, where he collaborated carefully with Jan Bang and Erik Honoré over the production and timbral design of melodies, sound sculptures and soundscapes. Aarset is normally a pioneering guitarist with an excellent sense of consumer electronics audio and expressiveness, and frequently the guitar has a job as manipulable audio source and device for layer-by-layer routing greater than a traditional melody. His design is normally often connected with that of nu jazz, and his efficiency, improvising and albums feature, a solid 21'st century digital influence. He's regarded as among the exclusive re-interpretations of the actual part and sound from the electrical guitarist could be.Aarset performs regularly in the "Punkt Festival" in Kristiansand, Norway. In the 2013 event he followed Arve Henriksen, Jan Bang, Erik Honoré and Ingar Zach, celebrating the discharge of two fresh albums Narrative THROUGH THE Subtropics by Jan Bang and Locations Of Worship by Arve Henriksens, furthermore to performing a particular "Dream Reasoning" concert like the lineup Jan Bang, Audun Erlien, Wetle Holte and Erland Dahlen.John Kellman from the ABOUT Jazz journal recognized Eivind Aarset Fantasy Logic appearance in the Punkt Event, Kristiansand, Norway, Sept 2013, as you of his 25 "Ideal CONCERT EVENTS of 2013".


As band leader

1998: Électronique Noire (Jazzland, EmArcy) 2001: Light Components (Jazzland), within Électronique Noire 2004: Connected (Jazzland) 2007: Sonic Codex (Jazzland) 2010: Live Components (Jazzland), inside the Sonic Codex Orchestra 2012: Desire Logic (ECM) 2015: I.E. (Jazzland)

As sideman

With Anne-Marie Giørtz 1985: Tigers of Discomfort With Nils Petter Molvær 1997: Khmer (ECM) 2000: Great Ether (ECM) 2009: Hamada (Sula) With Dhafer Youssef 2003: Digital Prophecy (Justin Period) With Ketil Bjørnstad 2004: Grace (Universal) 2013: La notte (ECM) With Arild Andersen 2005: Electra (ECM) With Andy Sheppard 2008: Movements in Colour (ECM) With Arve Henriksen 2008: Cartography (ECM) 2013: Areas of Worship (Rune Grammofon) With Jon Hassell 2009: Yesterday evening the moon came dropping its clothes in the pub (ECM) With Hans Ulrik 2009: Slow Procession (Stunt) With Anne-Marie Giørtz 2009: På Egne Vegne (Grappa) 2016: Capital Abuse for Cars (Grappa) With Food 2012: Mercurial Balm (ECM) With Anneli Drecker 2015: Rocks And Straws (Rune Grammofon) 2017: Revelation For Personal Use (Rune Grammofon) With J. Peter Schwalm 2016: THE WONDER of Devastation (RareNoise) With Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, and Jan Bang 2016: Atmosphères (ECM)