Pål Hausken

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Pål Hausken
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Pål Hausken, oktober 2010
(Photo by Thomas Bjørndahl)
Background information
Born (1980-08-25) 25 August 1980 (age 36)
Rennesøy, Rogaland
Origin Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Drums, percussion
Associated acts In The Country
Bull of the year
Music for a While
Website www.groove.no/artist/74567871

Pål Hausken (born 25 August 1980 in Rennesøy, Norway) is a Norwegian Jazz musician (drums and percussion),[1] most known from bands like the jazz trio In The Country where he plays together with Morten Qvenild and Roger Arntzen, but also for his collaboration with artists like Susanna Wallumrød, Bull of the Year, Zahl and Music for a While together with Tora Augestad.[2]


Pål Hausken and In The Country
(Photo by Thomas Bjørndahl)

Hausken was a music student at the Norwegian Academy of Music when he together with fellow students Morten Qvenild and Roger Arntzen initiated the band In The Country. Here he play a central role as drummer and with five releases this is the most productive of his projects. At the Umea Jazz Festival 2012 they received brilliant critiques and followed up with the fifth album Sunset Sunrise in 2013.[3]


  • 2004: Jazzintro Newcomer Award at Moldejazz, with in the Country
  • 2012: "Independent Music Awards" with in the Country, for their latest full length art concert film


Central projects[edit]

In The Country
  • 2005: This Was The Pace of My Heartbeat (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2006: Losing Stones, Collecting Bones (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2009: Whiteout (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2011: Sounds And Sights (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2013: Sunset Sunrise (ATC)
Susanna Wallumrød
Music for a While
  • 2007: Weill Variations (Grappa)
  • 2012: Graces That Refrain (Grappa)
Bull of the year
  • 2009: Four Horns (AIM Sound City)

Other projects[edit]

Hilde Marie Kjersem TUB Quartet
Gebhardt & Mjøs
  • 2005: Alt For Norge (Apache Records)
Christer Knutsen
  • 2005: Would You Please Welcome (Frode Records)
  • 2006: Grand Hotel (Frode Records)[1]
With Tora Augestad's Music for a While including Mathias Eick, Stian Carstensen and Martin Taxt
  • 2007: Weill Variations (Grappa Music)
  • 2012: Graces That Refrain (Grappa Music)[4]
  • 2014: Canticles of Winter (Grappa Music)
Randi Tytingvåg
  • 2012: Grounding (Ozella Records)
Finland including with Morten Qvenild, Jo Berger Myhre, Ivar Grydeland


  1. ^ a b "Pål Hausken". Discography. Discogs.com. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Pål Hausken". Biography. Bjørnsonfestivalen. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Kelman, John (7 November 2012). "Umea Jazz Festival: Umea, Sweden, October 27: In the Country". Concert review. All About Jazz. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Hareuveni, Eyal (30 November 2012). "Music for a While: Graces That Refrain (2012)". Retrieved 2014-10-26. 
  5. ^ "Finland: Rainy Omen". Grappa Music. Retrieved 2015-06-09. 

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