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On inspiration for improvisation - with Ivar Grydeland

In the video below, guitarist Ivar Grydeland talks about inspiration:


About Ivar Grydeland

Ivar Grydeland is a Norwegian musician chiefly operating within the realm of contemporary improvised music. His main instruments are guitars and pedal steel guitars. Grydeland has toured regularly in Europe, Asia, North- and South America over the last 20 years with his main improvising ensembles Huntsville and Dans les arbres, as well as with the Norwegian artist Hanne Hukkelberg. He has released and contributed to more than 40 albums with his main groups, as a solo artist and in other projects on labels like ECM, Hubro, Rune Grammofon and Sofa – a label he started together with Ingar Zach in 1999. Besides his main groups Dans les arbres and Huntsville, he has performed on stage and recorded in the studio with people like Henry Kaiser, Paul Lovens, Nels Cline, Thurston Moore, Tony Oxley, Yumiko Tanaka, Tetuzi Akiyama, and others. Grydeland is Associate Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he also has engaged in artistic research. He finished his PhD project Ensemble and ensemble of me in 2015, was part of the interdisciplinary artistic research project Interimp (2013-2015), and he was project leader for the project Goodbye Intuition (2017-2020).