"Bassist Sigurd Hole delivered a bold but meditative solo bass performance over the course of a hypnotic hour in the compact Radsalen room, dwelling in a landscape of enigmatic harmonics, impressionistic melodic logic and ambient aesthetics of his distinctive devising."
This morning (27. mars 2019) I played a morning concert at 08:15 in the wonderful main concert hall i Malmö Konserthus. It must be one of the best - if not the best - rooms in which I have ever performed. To be able to fill the entire space alone with my double bass playing without any amplification, feeling the immediate, well-balanced response from this huge 1700 seat concert hall in even the softest of dynamics was a truly fantastic experience.
Looking very much forward to performing solo at these two great venues: Nasjonal Jazzscene in Oslo (April 25th - double bill with Tord Gustavsen solo) & Molde International Jazzfestival (July 17th) - opening a new venue for acoustic concerts at the festival.
Honoured and proud to find my solo double bass album ‘Elvesang’ listed as «Best of 2018 - Solo recordings» in The New York City Jazz Record:-)
My solo double bass album "Elvesang" is included in John Kelman´s Best releases of 2018 for allaboutjazz.com !
Interview with German filmmaker and music writer Ingo. J Bierman about my music, where I am talking about, amongst other things, influences from Zen Buddhism, the Shakuhachi flute and nature. Published on Manofonistas.de: https://www.manafonistas.de/2018/11/04/a-small-conversation-with-sigurd-...
Excerpt: «The pieces on the album are beautiful, the sense of timing and drama is strong, and Hole´s sound - with lasersight intonation and a haze of overtones - is gorgeous»
Tour of Germany, starting off with one concert in Norway:
10/10: Kristiansand jazzklubb (NO)
11/10: Bad Honnef, Folk in Feüerschlosschen (DE)
12/10: Einbeck, Kultur im Esel (DE)
13/10: Bremen, Sendesaal (DE)
14/10: Dortmund, Evinger Schloss (DE)
15/10: Berlin, b-flat (DE)
NEWS: Mark Feldman will replace Håkon Aase at ShapeShifter Lab due to a recent unforseen situation.
«On The Tunnel, Sigurd Hole’s bass is way up in the mix, sometimes pooling like spilled glue, elsewhere making melodies with long, mournful shapes.» - The New York Times https://nyti.ms/2osxn1b
«A good jazz trio is cohesive and inventive with skillful musicianship that creates a relationship with the listener. A great trio takes listeners to places hey haven´t been before, such is the case with Encounters» - The New York City Jazz Record
Two nice reviews of Elvesang, one from Japan and one from Sweden.