"Fabel" nominert til Spellemann 2016 i kategorien Folkemusikk / tradisjonsmusikk!
The making of my first solo double bass record is in progress! July 22-24 I did a pre-production session in Ytre Rendal Kirke with Daniel Wold on sound. Read more about this project and listen to some of the music under projects : solo
"Fabel" was released on Grappa / Heilo 02.09.16. We played a very nice release concert on Riksscenen in Oslo the same day. See project with Eli Storbekken for more info.
I have started my own trio, Sigurd Hole trio, with Jarle Vespestad - drums and Håkon Aase - violin. It´s a great pleasure to write music for and to play with this small, open chamber music group. I am looking very much forward to presenting the music for audiences in Hamar, Rendalen, Røros, Kongsvinger and Oslo on our first tour in october.
This review of Eple Trios "Universal Cycle" just came in from swedish magazine LIRA. Excerpt in english: "Hole changes neatly between arco and pizzicato playing. At times so beautiful it is almost painful - as in the bass solo on Tipplers Insomnia (arco), where the notes changes into overtones in a way that nearly resembles a human voice cracking up. It´s fragile, vulnerable and brilliant."
So happy to be the winner of Forsberg and Aulies grant 2014! The grant is 100 000 kr, and will be used for focusing amongst other things on my own solo recording in 2015. An honour to accept this grant as the first jazz musician ever, following last years winner Vilde Frang and earlier winners such as Håvard Gimse and Wolfgang Plagge.