Wetle Holte

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Wetle Holte
Born (1973-09-04) 4 September 1973 (age 50)
Skien, Norway
GenresJazz, electronica
OccupationsMusician, composer
InstrumentsDrums, keyboards

Wetle Holte (born 4 September 1973) is a Norwegian drummer and composer known for his collaborations with Silje Neergård, Kirsti Huke, Eivind Aarset, Wibutee, Bugge Wesseltoft, Anja Garbarek, and others.

Life and career[edit]

Holte was born in Skien and is a graduate from the jazz programme at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium,[1] where in 1996, he co-founded the jazz trio Triangle—later to become Wibutee—with Håkon Kornstad and Per Zanussi. In 1998, they released their debut album, Newborn Thing, and followed it with Eight Domestic Challenges in 2001 and Playmachine in 2004.[2] In 2006, the trio released the Spellemannprisen-nominated album Sweet Mental.[citation needed]

Holte has also collaborated for over a decade with Eivind Aarset in projects like Électronique Noire and The Sonic Codex Orchestra, and he contributed to Bugge Wesseltoft's Jazzland Community in 2007.[3]




With Wibutee
  • Newborn Thing (1998)
  • Eight Domestic Challenges (2001)
  • Playmachine (2004)[2]
  • Sweet Mental (2006)
With Eivind Aarset
  • Light Extracts (2001 – with Électronique Noire)
  • Connected (2004)
  • Sonic Codex (2007)
  • Live Extracts (2010 – with The Sonic Codex Orchestra)
With Jazzland Community
  • Jazzland Community (2007)[3]
With Grand Telemark
  • Grand Telemark (2008)


  1. ^ "Well-known graduates". NTNU.edu. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b Colin Buttimer. "Wibutee Playmachine Review". BBC.co.uk.
  3. ^ a b Kelman, John (25 July 2007). "Jazzland Community: Jazzland Community (2007) – Review". All About Jazz. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  4. ^ Helgheim, Roald (1 December 2012). "Orkandebut frå Wetle Holte" (in Norwegian). Dagsavisen. Retrieved 31 October 2013.

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