Sigbjørn Apeland

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Sigbjørn Apeland
Sigbjørn Apeland with The Real Ones at Vossajazz 2015.
Sigbjørn Apeland with The Real Ones
at Vossajazz 2015.
Background information
Born (1966-05-10) 10 May 1966 (age 56)
Sveio, Hordaland
  • Musician
  • composer
  • Keyboards
  • church organ
LabelsHubro Music, NorCD, ECM, Northern Spy

Sigbjørn Apeland (born 10 May 1966 was raised in Sveio, Norway) is a musician (organ and Harmonium) and scientist, known from several recordings and for his work in the borderland between folk music, church music and improvisational music.


Sigbjørn Apeland
Sigbjørn Apeland in Aarhus, Denmark (2013)

Apeland is a graduate in performing Church music at the Rogaland Musikkonservatorium (1988) and ethnomusicology from University of Bergen (1998), before he as fellow at Griegakademiet completed his Dr. art. with the thesis Kyrkjemusikkdiskursen: Musikklivet i Den norske kyrkja som diskursiv praksis (Church music discourse: The music scene in the Norwegian church as discursive practice, 2005).[1]

Apeland contributes on numerous album releases by Nils Økland (1995–), Reidun Horvei (1998), Ingeleiv Kvammen and Olav Kvammen (2000), Åsne Valland Nordli (2001), Marylands (2001), and Agnes Buen Garnås (2002). For the Vossajazz he released the album Fryd (1998), in collaboration with Berit Opheim (vocals), Bjørn Kjellemyr (bass), Einar Mjølsnes (Hardingfele) and Per Jørgensen (trumpet).[2] With Berit Opheim he released the album Den Blide Sol (2007).

Apeland often plays together with county musicians in Hordaland, he also collaborates with the fiddle player Synnøve S. Bjørset, and with Knut Hamre, Hildegun Riise and Benedicte Maurseth.



Solo albums[edit]



  1. ^ "Kyrkjemusikk som samtidskultur". Notification of submitted (in Norwegian). University of Bergen. 2005-04-29. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  2. ^ "Sigbjørn Apeland". CV (in Norwegian). University of Bergen. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  3. ^ Dyvik, Jan-Egil (2014-04-12). "Sigbjørn Apeland fekk Vossa jazz-prisen" (in Norwegian). Avisa Hordaland. Retrieved 2014-04-14.
  4. ^ "Lysøen - Hommage à Ole Bull". Music reviews. ECM Records. Retrieved 2013-11-26.

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Preceded by Recipient of the Vossajazzprisen
Succeeded by