Eyvind Kang live with Rova: Orchestrova's Electric Ascension in Saalfelden, 2009.
(Photo by Davide Leonardi)
23 June 1971|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, educator|
Eyvindur (Eyvind) Kang (born 23 June 1971 in Corvallis, Oregon, United States) is a composer and violist. He was raised in Canada and the United States, and has since lived and worked in countries ranging from Italy to Iceland.
A recurring theme in his solo work is the "NADE", the meaning of which Kang is not willing to disclose. Referring titles include "Theme from the first NADE", "5th NADE/Invisible Man", "Theme from the sixth NADE" (all three from the debut album 7 NADEs, 1996); "Jewel of the NADE", "Mystic NADE" (both from Theater of Mineral NADEs, 1998) and "Harbour of the NADE" (Virginal Co-ordinates, 2003). His preferred instrument is the viola.
In 2014 Kang visited Vossajazz in western Norway, for a gig with Bill Frisell's trio Beautiful Dreamers, including with drummer Rudy Royston, for the opening concert. During the concert Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen joined in for a tune.
- 1996: Sweetness of Sickness (RGI Industries)
- 1996: 7 NADEs (Tzadik)
- 1998: Theater of Mineral NADEs (Tzadik)
- 2000: The Story of Iceland (Tzadik)
- 2002: Live Low To The Earth, In The Iron Age (Abduction)
- 2003: Virginal Co Ordinates (Ipecac)
- 2007: Athlantis (Ipecac)
- 2007: The Yelm Sessions (Tzadik)
- 2011: Visible Breath (Ideologic Organ)
- 2012: The Narrow Garden (Ipecac)
- 2012: Grass (Tzadik)
- With Joe McPhee
- 1996: Common Threads (Deep Listening)
- With Bill Frisell
- 1996: Quartet (Nonesuch)
- 2004: Unspeakable (Nonesuch)
- 2005: Richter 858 (Songlines)
- 2007: Floratone (Blue Note) with Floratone
- 2008: History, Mystery (Nonesuch)
- 2010: Beautiful Dreamers (Savoy)
- 2010: Sign of Life: Music for 858 Quartet (Savoy Jazz)
- 2012: Floratone II (Savoy Jazz) with Floratone
- 2013: Big Sur (OKeh)
- 2016: When You Wish Upon a Star (Okeh)
- With Wayne Horvitz
- With Dying Ground
- 1998: Dying Ground - Live at the Knitting Factory (Avant)
- With Secret Chiefs 3
- 1998: Second Grand Constitution and Bylaws: Hurqalya (Amarillo)
- 1998: Eyes of Flesh, Eyes of Flame (Mimicry)
- 2001: Book M (Mimicry)
- 2004: Book of Horizons (Mimicry)
- With Dylan van der Schyff and François Houle
- 1999: Pieces of Time (Line 4/Spool)
- With Mr. Bungle
- 1999: California (Warner Bros.)
- With Michael Bisio
- 2000: MBEK (Meniscus)
- With Amir Koushkani
- 2001: In the Path of Love (Golbarg)
- With Skúli Sverrisson & Hilmar Jensson
- 2002: Napoli 23 (Smekkleysa)
- With Tucker Martine
- 2004: Orchestra Dim Bridges (Conduit)
- With Billy Martin & Socket
- 2005: January 14 & 15, 2005 (Amulet)
- With Jessika Kenney
- 2005: Aestuarium (Endless)
- 2012: The Face of the Earth (Ideologic Organ)
- With John Zorn
- With Jessika Kenney and Hyeonhee Park
- 2014: At Temple Gate (Weyrd Son Records)
- String arrangements for Blonde Redhead - Misery Is a Butterfly (2004)
- Animal Collective - Feels (2005)
- Alvarius B - "Blood Operatives of the Barium Sunset"(2005)
- various projects with Bill Frisell's Quartet
- various projects with Sun City Girls
- The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (2006)
- Sunn O))) & Boris - Altar (2006) - Songs "The Sinking Belle (Black Sheep)", "The Sinking Belle (White Sheep)"
- Thilges - "La Double Absence" (2007)
- Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions
- Six Organs Of Admittance - Luminous Night(2009)
- Rahim AlHaj "Fly Away" (2010)
- Alvarius B - "Baroque Primitiva"(2011)
- Ensemble Pearl - "Ensemble Pearl" (2013)
- The Invisible Hands - "Teslam" (2014)
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