Sigurd Hole grew up on a farm in Rendalen, in a small village with less than has 100 inhabitants. Music was a central part of his childhood, playing the violin from the age of six and then moving on to a slightly bigger stringed instrument, the double bass, at the age of 13. A fortunate change of instrument, although travelling is a bit more stressful..
Sigurd has now been one of the most sought after bass players on the Norwegian music scene for the past decade. He is known from his work with musicians and bands such as Tord Gustavsen trio/quartet, Eple Trio, Bugge Wesseltoft, Karl Seglem, Helge Lien, Jon Eberson, Trygve Seim, Nils Økland and Eli Storbekken. As a bassist he represents an innovative and creative approach to his instrument strongly influenced by Norwegian traditional music. Sigurd has released more than 30 albums with his main projects, and toured extensively worldwide for many years visiting countries like Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Germany, UK, France, Brazil and the Azores. He is also an active composer and arranger, having written music for Eple Trio and Karl Seglem acoustic quartet as well as larger ensembles such as The Norwegian Radio Orchestra.
In 2018 Hole launched his own projects - both solo and trio - as a leader and composer, with the critically acclaimed albums "Elvesang" and "Encounters".
2018 also sees the release of his ECM debut album as part of Tord Gustavsen trio.
In addition to his work as an artist Sigurd teaches double bass at The Norwegian Academy of Music.
Personal info & experience
|Sigurd Hole||13/06 1981||Elverum||0479 Oslo||Norway|
Scholarships and grants
|Year||Scholarship / grant||Description||Venue|
Albums as band member
|Encounters , Sigurd Hole trio||2018|
|Bak Jorda Ein Plass, Jon Eberson Group||2017|
|Fabel, Eli Storbekken / Sigurd Hole||2016|
|Skoddeheimen, Other projects||2014|
|Jorba, Other projects||2013|
|The Coarse Sand & The Names We Wrote, Jon Eberson Group||2011|
|Comfort Call, Jon Eberson Group||2010|
|Arme jord ha jolefred, Other projects||2009|
|Chrome Hill||5:29||Made This|
|Moon Tint||5:12||Made This|
|Angular Momentum||4:12||Made This|
|Buoy||5:14||The Widening Sphere of Influence|
|River Song II||9:53||In the Clearing / In the Cavern (2CD)|
|Birds of India||11:28||In the Clearing / In the Cavern (2CD)|
|Etter Snø (Odda)||5:21||nyesongar.no|
|Live in Germany (K4) / Ventande||4:16||JazzBukkBox|
|Live in Germany (K4) / Veksande||2:58||JazzBukkBox|
|Live in Germany (K4) / Vandrande vågal||6:19||JazzBukkBox|
|Live in Germany (K4) / Vaktande||3:39||JazzBukkBox|
|Dew of Tears||Encounters|