Sigbjørn Apeland

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Sigbjørn Apeland
Sigbjørn Apeland Vossajazz 2015.jpg
Sigbjørn Apeland with The Real Ones
at Vossajazz 2015.
(Photo by Knut Andersen)
Background information
Born (1966-05-10) 10 May 1966 (age 51)
Sveio, Hordaland
Origin Norway
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • composer
Instruments
  • Keyboards
  • church organ
Labels Hubro Music
Website www.uib.no/en/persons/Sigbj%C3%B8rn.Apeland

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.

Career[edit]

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 play 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.

Honors[edit]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kyrkjemusikk som samtidskultur". Notification of submitted dr.art. (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. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Tore Brunborg
Recipient of the Vossajazzprisen
2014
Succeeded by
Thea Hjelmeland