KVIEN & SOMMER – A collaborative project with Mari Kvien Brunvoll and Espen Sommer Eide
Molde born singer Mari Kvien Brunvoll has created a major ripple of excitement on the Norwegian jazz scene, for she is a genuine original in the spirit of artists like Sidsel Endressen, with a voice that immediately captivates. Her singular career path embraces projects for children and theatre, and her intensely personal music straddles jazz, electro pop and acoustic blues, making use of everything from loops and pedals to zithers and thumb pianos to add detail to her intimate, soulful sound.
Espen Sommer Eide is a musician and artist from Tromsø, Norway. Since the end of the 1990s the projects Alog (with Dag-Are Haugan) and Phonophani have been among the most prominent representatives of experimental electronic music from Norway, with a series of releases from the label Rune Grammofon. Live he uses elaborate setups of custom made instruments, hybrids combining electronic and acoustic elements.In addition to touring extensively with his musical projects, Eide also has produced a series of site-specific pieces and artworks and has been involved in a series of art and archive projects with various topics connected to the Barents and arctic regions of Northern Norway.