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12/06 | 2022

"Reflections in light - WAVE / PARTICLE" is a new work by Arve Henriksen and Sigurd Hole, commissioned by Festspillene i Elverum 2022. The work will be premiered in Hamardomen on August 11th at 22.

The work draws inspiration from the changing nature of light and its dynamic presence in time and space. The music can be seen as an extension of Hole's solo work, where exploration of the double bass' harmonic spectrum is a central aspect.


12/06 | 2022

DUALITY is written for a duo with double bass and voice (baritone, Bernt Ola Volungholen). This piece will be premiered June 18th 2022 in Hamardomen, as part of the Flagstad festival.

DUALITY is a slowly moving exploration of a short verse by Rumi, examining every word and syllable as they echo through the long reverb in Hamardomen and pushing the range of dynamics from powerful f to almost inaudible whispers creating painterly sonic textures.

All day and night, music,
a quiet, bright
reed song. If it
fades, we fade.

- Rumi

03/06 | 2022
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03/06 | 2022

THE BIOPHONIC ORCHESTRA
Being close to nature has always been important to the double bass player SIGURD HOLE. Now he puts ecological questions fully in the center with a septet.

BY MATTHIAS HARTMANN


01/06 | 2022

Premiere of new work in the art gallery Kunstbanken, Hamar, May 25th. The audience were able move freely during the performance, walking "into" and "through" the sound of the piece, listening to it at a distance or examining it up close, allowing the sound to accompany their experience of the visual elements (or vice versa).


16/05 | 2022

I am deeply honored and very happy to be awarded the German Music Critics´ Award (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik) for my latest album RORAIMA in the category «Crossover productions» !

The prize, which is commercially independent and highly regarded, has four annual nominations in 32 categories featuring music from all over the world. The jury currently consists of 154 music critics from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


09/04 | 2022

"Hole has assembled the perfect roster to bring this ambitious vision to life, with Trygve Seim on saxophone, Hakon Aase on violin, Frode Haltli on accordion, Helga Myhr on hardanger fiddle, Tanja Orning on cello, Per Oddvar Johansen on vibraphone, and of course, himself on the double bass. It is difficult to believe that the album was recorded in a live setting (during its premiere in Jakob Church, Oslo in 2020), as it has the feel of being meticulously wrought and impeccably detailed."


17/03 | 2022

The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS) is Norway’s largest public employer organisation. In their recent article on how art might contribute to reaching the 17 sustainable development goals set by the @UN, they point to "Roraima" as an example:

15: LIFE ON LAND

What's it about?

Protecting, restoring and promoting sustainable use of ecosystems, ensuring sustainable forest management, combating desertification, halting and reversing land degradation and halting biodiversity loss.

Why can the cultural field contribute to this goal?


12/02 | 2022

The video features a track from my upcoming album RORAIMA, out February 18th. RORAIMA was made as a commissioned work for Oslo World in 2020 and reflects themes such as ecological vulnerability and solidarity through listening in on the soundscapes of the Amazon rainforest. Several of these sounds became an important inspiration in the music - both through transcriptions of the singing of birds and other sounds, and in the direct musical interplay between the ensemble and rainforest field recordings.


17/11 | 2021

Four fiery seasons on Hardanger fiddle from Northwestern Norway

“Årringar” is the fourth solo album from Britt Pernille Frøholm. She is a seasoned traditional musician from Hornindal not afraid break new ground in the tradition she grew up with. Now she presents her own compositions and interpretations of traditional folk tunes. Together with Sigurd Hole on double bass, she invites the listener on a journey filled with contrasts.


18/10 | 2020

My new commissioned work for Oslo World, called RORAIMA, will be premiered October 29th in the wonderful Kulturkirken JAKOB. Feeling very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to write new music for this great festival, and I am looking very much forward to performing it alongside the amazing musicianship of Trygve Seim, Frode Haltli, Tanja Orning, Helga Myhr, Håkon Aase and Per Oddvar Johansen. This concert marks the beginning of this new, large ensemble which I hope will perform many more concerts and explore new music written in the years to come.


28/02 | 2020

THE ART OF BEING HUMAN - «Unique and deeply affecting music … More than a celebration of nature, Hole puts - both literally and figuratively - himself and the music in the very middle of it. Thus, in addition to being a collection of fascinating pieces for solo double bass, the album has become a metephor for how human kind is a part of nature. If we loose nature, we loose much of what it means to be human»

13/02 | 2020

"Lys / Mørke" - 2x CD / 2x Vinyl / digital - official worldwide release February 14th
( Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium release in September 20, tour dates coming up )

Order CD and Vinyl here:
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(includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more)

Digital here:
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01/02 | 2020

“…and while you may not walk away with discernible melodies on the brain, you will have in your possession something far more indelible: a feeling that you have known the texture of a soul.”

01/11 | 2019

Today I am releasing the new single "Duggdråper". It is the first snippet from my upcoming solo double bass album "Lys / Mørke" (out February 2020). Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/25J3oGuHHsiuBEpB2pAyEv?si=gQ8rRO_2TZyqmHf...

Excerpt from press release:


Contact

hole.sigurd@gmail.com
+47 99525574

Past concerts

2021
October
28th 19:00 Sørum Gård, "Reflections in light - PRISM" //
08th 19:00 Åmot kirke // Trio
September
August
June
2018
October
10th 20:00 Kristiansand jazzklubb // Trio
September
01st 09:45 Tord Gustavsen Trio: Release and touring: Norway, US, UK, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, France, etc. Dates and venues TBA! // Tord Gustavsen trio
July
June
16th 19:00 Bergen Kjøtt // Trio
15th 18:00 Elverum, Matglede // Trio
14th 19:00 Lia Gård, Rendalen // Trio
08th 23:00 Kråkeslottfestivalen, Senja // Solo
May
13th 18:00 Galleri Fjellsol // Trio
April
10th 19:30 Modum Bad // Trio
March
24th 09:30 Duo m/ Karl Seglem, Torshov kirke // Morgenkonsert
03rd 14:00 Matglede, Elverum // Solo
February
13th 18:00 Vigeland-museet // Solo
09th 20:00 Harpefoss hotell // Solo
03rd 14:00 Big Dipper // Solo
01st 19:00 Røhnesalen, Hamar // Solo
January
2016
October
23rd 20:00 Kampenjazz, Oslo // Trio
22nd 16:00 Glåmdal Jazzklubb // Trio
20th 20:00 Ytre Rendal Kirke, Rendalen // Trio
19th 20:00 Hamar Jazzklubb // Trio
September
10th 19:30 Vidarheim, Tolga // Eli Storbekken / Sigurd Hole
04th 15:00 Asker museum // Eli Storbekken / Sigurd Hole
03rd 14:00 Røed Gård, Moss // Eli Storbekken / Sigurd Hole
02nd 21:00 PLATESLIPP! Riksscenen, Oslo // Eli Storbekken / Sigurd Hole
July
29th 19:00 Olavsfestdagene, med bl.a. Tord Gustavsen, Solveig Slettahjel, Sondre Bratland, Live Roggen //
19th 14:00 Driving Miles, Moldejazz //
June
23rd 14:00 Utsikten, Gaularfjell (Karl Seglem) //
May
14th 13:00 Gjøvik Gård, Drengstua, Gjøvik // Ulvo / Haltli / Hole
13th 19:00 Banken, Lillehammer // Ulvo / Haltli / Hole
12th 19:00 Musikkstua, Rendalen // Ulvo / Haltli / Hole
11th 19:00 Folldal Bibliotek, Folldal // Ulvo / Haltli / Hole
10th 19:00 Finnskogen Kro, Svullrya // Ulvo / Haltli / Hole
April
28th 09:00 Vinstra VGS. Med Seglem / Isungset // Improfolk
27th 09:00 Stange VGS. Med Seglem / Isungset // Improfolk
26th 09:00 Tynset VGS. Med Seglem / Isungset // Improfolk
25th 09:00 Gjøvik VGS. Med Seglem / Isungset // Improfolk
March
04th 20:00 Bestillingsverk av Kjartan Gullikstad, Finnskogen. Med Mathias Eick, Øystein Vik og Elisabeth Lid Trøen //
February
06th 19:00 Våler, Tøråsen Grendehus // Ulvo / Haltli / Hole
05th 19:00 Hamar Kulturhus // Ulvo / Haltli / Hole
02nd 19:00 Eidsskog // Ulvo / Haltli / Hole
2015
October
September
August
28th 22:00 Termoli Jazzfestival (IT) // Tord Gustavsen trio
July
June
May
April
March
28th 20:00 Rio (BR) // trio concert w/ Jarle Vespestad // Tord Gustavsen trio
27th 20:00 Sao Paulo (BR) // trio concert w/ Jarle Vespestad // Tord Gustavsen trio
February
28th 21:00 Riksscenen m/ Eli Storbekken, Karl Seglem, NIls Økland, Birger Mistereggen og Per Einar Watle //
January
16th 22:30 Stavanger Jazzforum, Eberson funk ensemble //
16th 21:00 Stavanger Jazzforum, Karl Seglem "Som spor" //
2014
December
November
16th 19:45 Tord Gustavsen quartet // Sibiu, Romania //
15th 19:45 Tord Gustavsen quartet // Antalya, Turkey //
14th 19:30 Tord Gustavsen quartet // Bielsko Biala, Polen //
September
28th 11:00 Sandane //
27th 20:00 Øvre Årdal //
26th 20:00 Bergen //
25th 20:00 Sandane //
24th 20:00 Førde //
23rd 20:00 Florø //
21st 20:00 Release tour "Som spor" (Karl Seglem) // Voss //
August
08th 19:00 Hamar Kulturhus // Helge Lien - Lyden av Prøysen
07th 19:00 Hamar Kulturhus // Helge Lien - Lyden av Prøysen
July
May
09th 20:00 Balejazz // Jubileumskonsert med Karl Seglem, Arve Henriksen, m.fl. //

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