Reidar Skår

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Reidar Skår
Born (1964-03-13) 13 March 1964 (age 53)
Øvre Årdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Genres Jazz, jazz fusion, electronic music, rock
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, music producer
Instruments Keyboards
Labels ECM
Jazzland Recordings
Associated acts Khmer

Reidar Skår (born 13 March 1964 in Øvre Årdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway) is a Norwegian musician (keyboards), composer and music producer, known from several recordings and cooperations with the likes of Karl Seglem, Jacob Young, Arve Henriksen, Jarle Vespestad, Trygve Seim, Mats Eilertsen, Vigleik Storaas, Christian Wallumrød, Bendik Hofseth, Håkon Kornstad, Knut Reiersrud, Eivind Aarset, Wetle Holte, Arve Furset, Nils Petter Molvær, Nils-Olav Johansen, Mats Eilertsen, Christian Wallumrød and Paolo Vinaccia.

Career[edit]

He resides and has a separate studio ("7. Etage") in Oslo, and has worked extensively with music for film and television. He has collaborated with Karl Seglem and Håkon Høgemo also from Årdal, on several albums, including the Tya, awarded the Edvard Prize 1998.[1]

With Nils Petter Molvær he also played on Khmer (1997) together with Eivind Aarset, Ulf W. Ø. Holand, Morten Mølster, Roger Ludvigsen and Rune Arnesen.[2] On Nils-Olav Johansen's album My Deal (2007), he played with Andreas Bye and Mats Eilertsen.

Skår contributed on Jacob Young's third solo album Glow (Curling Legs, 2001), where also Arve Henriksen, Jarle Vespestad, Trygve Seim, Mats Eilertsen, Vigleik Storaas, Christian Wallumrød, Bendik Hofseth, Håkon Kornstad, Øyvind Brække, Knut Reiersrud and Audun Erlien was in the lineup. He was in Eivind Aarset's Electronique Noire on the album Light Extracts (2001) with Wetle Holte (drums), Marius Reksjø (bass), Hans Ulrik (bass clarinet), Arve Furset (keyboards) and Nils Petter Molvær (trumpet).

With Knut Reiersrud he was in the lineup for the album Sweet Showers of Rain (2002) with Audun Erlien and Anders Engen from Nils Petter Molvær's band, Christian Wallumrød and Paolo Vinaccia.[3]

Honors[edit]

Edvard Prize 1998 for the album Tya (1997), with Karl Seglem

Discography[edit]

As musician
As producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reidar Skår – Biography" (in Norwegian). Sogn og Fjordane Fylkesleksikon NRK.no. 
  2. ^ "Nils Petter Molvær – Khmer". ECM.com. 
  3. ^ "Knut Reiersrud: Sweet Showers Of Rain" (in Norwegian). Puls.no.