Ketil Bjornstad;

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

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 12, 2015
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 - Sunrise (2014) {ECM}  Music

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 / 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.
Ketil Bjornstad - Vinding's Music - Songs From The Alder Thicket (2012) {ECM 2170-71} [2CD's] [Re-Up]

Ketil Bjornstad - Vinding's Music - Songs From The Alder Thicket (2012) {ECM 2170-71}
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Genre: Classical, Jazz

To celebrate the 60th birthday (on 25 April) of Norwegian jazz pianist/composer/novelist and poet Ketil Bjornstad, ECM issues a double album as "literary soundtrack", its release also coinciding with the Norwegian publication of the one-volume edition of Bjornstad's highly-acclaimed fictional 'Vinding' trilogy, 'To Music', 'The River' and 'The Lady in the Valley'. After keeping his musical and writing activities entirely separate for decades, Renaissance Man Bjornstad dissolved the boundaries with his 'Vinding' books: "When I had the idea of writing a trilogy about the young piano student Aksel Vinding, I realised that I would have to grant music access to my world of writing. This felt surprisingly liberating, almost like a confession.

Ketil Bjornstad - Vindings Spiel  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at Nov. 27, 2011
Ketil Bjornstad - Vindings Spiel

Ketil Bjornstad - Vindings Spiel
Genre: Roman | Time: 11:05:14 | Verlag: Griot Horbuch | ISBN: 3939461253 | 2. Oktober 2007
Language: Deutsch | Audiobook in MP3 / 192 kbps | 941.71 MB

Ein wunderschönes, stimmungsvolles Hörbuch aus Norwegen. Die Geschichte spielt in der Welt der Musik und ist gleichermaßen eine Liebeserklärung an sie. Der junge Aksel Vinding verliert seine Mutter bei einem tragischen Badeunfall. Danach ist die Familie nie mehr das, was sie einmal war. Seine Schwester und sein Vater kommen über den Verlust noch weniger hinweg als er. Aksel findet Halt und Geborgenheit in der Musik. Er gibt sich ganz dem Klavierspiel hin und gründet die Gruppe "Junge Pianistin". Die ambitionierte Gruppe möchte unbedingt zur Elite gehören, muss auf dem Weg dorthin aber erkennen, dass Scheitern zum Leben gehört.

Ketil Bjornstad - Water Stories (1993) {ECM 1503}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 27, 2011
Ketil Bjornstad - Water Stories (1993) {ECM 1503}

Ketil Bjornstad - Water Stories (1993) {ECM 1503}
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Genre: Jazz,New Age

Bjornstad’s spacey piano playing (icy cool but full of inner heat) was a natural to be featured on ECM yet surprisingly he would not debut for that label for two more decades. In the meantime he appeared on thirty recordings which ranged from borderline New Age to rock, and he also wrote 18 books (including 14 novels) in Norway. Finally in 1993 Ketil Bjornstad recorded Water Stories (a 12-piece work) for ECM, featuring a quartet that co-stars guitarist Terje Rypdal.

Ketil Bjornstad & Svante Henryson - Night Song (2011) {ECM}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 4, 2011
Ketil Bjornstad & Svante Henryson - Night Song (2011) {ECM}

Ketil Bjornstad & Svante Henryson - Night Song (2011) {ECM}
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© 2011 ECM Records | ECM 2108
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Piano

Ketil Bjørnstad returns to the piano/cello duo, instrumentation which defined two of his best-loved albums, “The River” and “Epigraphs” with David Darling, back in 1996 and 1998. This new collaboration with Svante Henryson, however, tells a different story. As cellist, Henryson currently works in duos and trios with distinguished classical musicians including pianists Roland Pöntinen and Bengt Forsberg, clarinettist Martin Fröst, mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and baritone Mikael Samuelson. ECM listeners, however, first heard him as a member of Jon Balke’s Magnetic North Orchestra on “Kyanos” (2001).

Ketil Bjornstad - A Passion for John Donne (2014) [24-bit/96kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at April 15, 2015
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 - 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.