Ketil Bjornstad;

Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014) {ECM 2394}

Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014) {ECM 2394}
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Classical / Classical Crossover / Jazz / Modern Creative

Ketil Bjørnstad’s passion for the English metaphysical poet John Donne (1572-1631) is a lifelong affair. His settings of Donne’s verse have led to recordings including The Shadow, Grace and the ECM album The Light. “After working with the texts of John Donne for more than twenty years, I still find new approaches to understanding what he wrote and I find music throughout. It is in the language, in the rhythm, in the silence between the sentences - a passionate quest for meaning and reconciliation. Donne's dramatic life is reflected in the texts and everywhere in them you will find the passion, melodies and sounds”.
Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014) [24-bit/96kHz]

Ketil Bjørnstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:50 minutes | 1,46 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Ketil Bjørnstad’s passion for the English metaphysical poet John Donne (1572-1631) is a lifelong affair. His settings of Donne’s verse have led to recordings including The Shadow, Grace and the ECM album The Light. “After working with the texts of John Donne for more than twenty years, I still find new approaches to understanding what he wrote and I find music throughout. It is in the language, in the rhythm, in the silence between the sentences - a passionate quest for meaning and reconciliation. Donne's dramatic life is reflected in the texts and everywhere in them you will find the passion, melodies and sounds”. Bjørnstad wrote A passion for John Donne for the Oslo International Church Festival in the winter of 2011/2012 and the premiere performance – documented here – was at the Sofienberg Kirke in Oslo in March 2012.

Ketil Bjornstad - Sunrise (2014) {ECM}  

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 1, 2015
Ketil Bjornstad - Sunrise (2014) {ECM}

Ketil Bjornstad - Sunrise (2014) {ECM}
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Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano

Ketil Bjørnstad previously explored the life of Edvard Munch in his acclaimed 1993 novel Historien om Edvard Munch. When invited to compose music for choir in 2011 his thoughts turned once again to Munch and to the writings, still not widely known, of the proto-Expressionist Norwegian painter. With these as his guide, Bjørnstad shaped Soloppgang (“Sunrise”) subtitled “A cantata on texts by Edvard Munch”. In his liner notes, Bjørnstad observes that “the texts written by Munch can be compared to his paintings in their power and intensity.

Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014)  

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 28, 2014
Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014)

Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 72:42 min | 167 MB
Genre: Jazz, Classical, Vocal | Label: ECM

Ketil Bjørnstad's passion for the English metaphysical poet John Donne (1572-1631) is a lifelong affair. The Norwegian pianist-composer's settings of Donne's verse have led to recordings including The Shadow, Grace, the ECM album The Light, and now this important disc.
Ketil Bjornstad - Sunrise: A Cantata on Texts by Edvard Munch (2013)

Ketil Bjornstad - Sunrise: A Cantata on Texts by Edvard Munch (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 78:21 min | 183 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: ECM

Sunrise, commissioned by the Nordstrand Musikkselskap Choir for their 70th anniversary in 2011, sets the words of the famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch in a cantata for female vocalist and chorus (here Kari Bremnes and the Oslo Chamber Choir) with an instrumental group that includes the composer himself, jazz pianist Ketil Bjørnstad.
Ketil Bjornstad - The Light (2007) {ECM 2056} [Promo CD]

Ketil Bjornstad - The Light (2007) {ECM 2056} [Promo CD]
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Genre: Jazz, Nordic Songs

Subtitled “Songs of Love and Fear”, “The Light” brings together Ketil Bjornstad’s “Four Nordic Songs”, compositions for female voice and accompaniment written over a 30 year period, with a song cycle based on poetry of John Donne (1572-1631). Bjornstad: “The intellectual energy in Donne’s poetry, which was always receptive to the metaphysical, is also nurtured by emotional excitement, and it is this unique combination that has held such powerful appeal to me as a composer.”
Ketil Bjornstad - La Notte (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Ketil Bjørnstad - La Notte (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time - 54:50 minutes | 620 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: Gubemusic.com | Front cover

A classically trained jazz pianist with a bent toward avant-garde improvised music, Ketil Bjørnstad is a well-known musician and writer in Europe. With his cerebral, atmospheric style that belies a palpable inner passion and an inclination toward genre-crossing compositions, Bjørnstad helped develop and popularize the "European jazz" aesthetic…

Ketil Bjornstad - La Notte (2013) {ECM}  

Posted by ruskaval at April 29, 2013
Ketil Bjornstad - La Notte (2013) {ECM}

Ketil Bjornstad - La Notte (2013) {ECM}
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Jazz / Modern Creative / Piano

Commissioned by the Molde International Jazz Festival and recorded live at the Norwegian festival in 2010, “La notte” is a salute to Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni, whom Ketil Bjørnstad counts amongst his formative influences. “At the same time that I discovered what jazz could be, after listening to Miles Davis’ In A Silent Way, I also saw the films by Godard, Bresson and Antonioni. Perhaps it was the slow, rhythmic authority in the films by Michelangelo Antonioni that made me think of music…

Ketil Bjornstad - La Notte (2013)  

Posted by mark70 at April 28, 2013
Ketil Bjornstad - La Notte (2013)

Ketil Bjornstad - La Notte (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 54:46 min | 124 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM Records

Commissioned by the Molde International Jazz Festival and recorded live at the Norwegian festival in 2010, La notte is a salute to Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni, whom Ketil Bjørnstad counts amongst his formative influences. Playing alongside the pianist in this special band are prominent musicians from ECM's roster: fellow Norwegians Arild Andersen and Eivind Aarset on double bass and guitars/electronics respectively, British saxophonist Andy Sheppard, German cellist Anja Lechner, and Denmark's "Queen of Percussion" Marilyn Mazur.
Ketil Bjornstad / Terje Rypdal - Life In Leipzig (2005) {ECM 2052}

Ketil Bjornstad / Terje Rypdal - Life In Leipzig (2005) {ECM 2052}
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Genre: Jazz

There is an art to the duo performance – many jazz artists have tried it and accomplished it beautifully in many settings, live and in the studio. That said, there are very few recorded live performances between an electric guitarist and a pianist. Life in Leipzig is one. Recorded in 2005 by Germany's MDR radio as part of its broadcast of the city's jazz festival, this marks the debut live offering by pianist and composer Ketil Bjornstad.