|Born||22 March 1968|
Stranda, Sunnmøre, Norway
|Labels||ECM, Rune Grammofon|
Henriksen was born in Stranda and educated on the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium; he later studied music pedagogy, while he played in «Bodega Band» (1987–88), «Luft» (1987–89), «Veslefrekk» from 1989, «Close Enough» 1990–92, «Nutrio» from 1990, and recorded with Bjørn Alterhaug and «Tre Små Kinesere» (1990). After graduating in 1991, he joined the «Trio Midt-Norge» and «Piggy Bop».
He has played among others with Misha Alperin, Jon Balke's Magnetic North Orchestra, Nils Petter Molvær, Audun Kleive, Trygve Seim, Terje Isungset, Christian Wallumrød and recently with Iain Ballamy's Food for Quartet and Supersilent, both bands signed on Rune Grammofon. He has also contributed to David Sylvian's Nine Horses project and his latest work, When Loud Weather Buffeted Naoshima.
He also sings; his unique wordless vocalising was central to Chiaroscuro, where he often sings in a soprano's range. The control over his head voice is such that in "Opening Image" he could quite easily be mistaken for a woman.
With Supersilent he has been a major contributor to one of the most acclaimed improvisational bands over the last 14 years in Norway, with collaborations with Terje Rypdal among others. John Paul Jones played with them at the Punkt festival 2010, in Kristiansand, Norway and again at Moldejazz 2012.
John Kellman of the All About Jazz magazine recognized Arve Henriksen/Jan Bang Double CD Release Show at The Punkt Festival, Kristiansand, Norway, September 2013, as no. 17 of his "Best Live Shows of 2013".
- 2005: Buddyprisen
- 2007: Radka Toneff Memorial Award
- 2011: Kongsberg Jazz Award
- 2011: Paul Acket Award, North Sea Jazz
- 2016: Dr Honoris Causa at Gothenburg University
- 2001: Sakuteiki (Rune Grammofon)
- 2004: Chiaroscuro (Rune Grammofon)
- 2007: Strjon (Rune Grammofon)
- 2008: Cartography (ECM Records)
- 2013: Places Of Worship (Rune Grammofon)
- 2014: The Nature Of Connections (Rune Grammofon)
- 2014: Chron (Rune Grammofon)
- 2014: Cosmic Creation (Rune Grammofon)
- 2017: Towards Language (Rune Grammofon)
- 2018: The Height Of The Reeds (Rune Grammofon)
- 2018: Composograph: A Synthesis Of Wood, Metal And Electronics (Arve Music)
- 2019: The timeless nowhere (Rune Grammofon), boxed set 4 X LP plus 2 X CD
- 2012: Solidification (Rune Grammofon)
- 2014: Chron|Cosmic Creation (Rune Grammofon)
- 2000: Daa (NorCD), with Terje Isungset and Karl Seglem
- 2000: Birth Wish (Pan M Records), with Christian Wallumrød, Jan Bang and Erik Honoré
- 2007: Sketches Of Spain (Nor Wind Records), with The Norwegian Wind Ensemble and Maria Schneider
- 2009: Ellivan (NorCD), with Elling Vanberg
- 2010: Clinamen (Off, Rat), with Giovanni Di Domenico and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto
- 2012: Black Swan (Rat Records), with Teun Verbruggen
- 2012: Uncommon Deities (P-Vine Records), with Jan Bang, Erik Honoré, David Sylvian and Sidsel Endresen
- 2012: Distare Sonanti (and/OAR), with Giovanni Di Domenico and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto
- 2014: World Of Glass (All Ice Records), with Terje Isungset
- 2016: Atmosphères with Tigran Hamasyan, Eivind Aarset, and Jan Bang (ECM)
- 2017: Rímur with Trio Mediæval (ECM)
- 2017: The Art Of Irrigation (All Ice Records), with Terje Isungset
- 2018: Pilgrim (ACT), with Janne Mark
- 2018: Illusion Of A Separate World with David Kollar (Hevhetia)
- "Henriksen, Arve Biography" (in Norwegian). Norsk Musikkinformasjon MIC.no. Retrieved 2015-01-03.
- Sandall, Robert (2007-08-26). "David Sylvian: When Loud Weather Buffeted Naoshima". The Sunday Times. London.
- "Supersilent med John Paul Jones" (in Norwegian). Moldejazz.no. Archived from the original on 2011-08-06. Retrieved 2012-09-01.
- Kelman, John (2013-12-13). "John Kelman's Best Live Shows of 2013". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-12-14.
- "RCD2192 - Arve Henriksen: Towards Language (CD/LP)". www.runegrammofon.com. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
- "Catalogue: Rímur - Trio Mediaeval / Arve Henriksen - Release date: 03.03.2017 ECM 2520". ECM Records. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Arve Henriksen.|
- Official website
- Arve Henriksen discography at Discogs
- Arve Henriksen at AllMusic
- AllAboutJazz - the musician's profile on AllAboutJazz.
- Bungey, John (2007) "Arve Henriksen: Strjon" (review), The Times, May 26, 2007
- Bungey, John (2009) "Arve Henriksen: Cartography" (review), The Times, January 10, 2009
- Arve Henriksen: Places of Worship – review (5 stars) by John Fordham, October 24, 2013 at The Guardian