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.
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»
"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:
(includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more)
“…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.”
Text below from www.carnegiehall.org:
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:
"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 !
Buy CD/LP here ("Lys / Mørke", "Elvesang" and "Encounters")
(high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more included)
Download booklet "Lys / Mørke":
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)