Oslo Jazzfestival: Stian Carstensen - Musical Sanatorium

Experience a mix of improvisation, European art music and Bulgarian folk music with maverick Stian Carstensen.

Event

Festsal
14.08.2022 19:00

Photo: Erik Hannemann

Doors open 18:00
Event start 19:00
Age limit: 18 (underage with companions)

Stian Carstensen is a Norwegian maverick. The accordionist and guitarist has forged his own strange path through music with a mix of improvisation, European art music and Bulgarian folk music traditions. He brings his creativity and energy to MUNCH with a band made up of the cream of Norwegian and Euro jazz. 

Line-up: 
Atle Sponberg, violin 
Ola Kvernberg, violin 
Bjarne Magnus Jensen, violin 
Audun Andre Sandvik, cello 
Sidsel Walstad, harp 
Stian Carstensen, accordion  
Giani Lincan, cimbalom 
Finn Guttormsen, bass 
Jarle Vespestad, drums 

Carstensens cinematic, melodic 2021 album Musical Sanatorium is a hybrid of Western European film and art music, united with Balkan rhythms. The ensemble consists of strings, bassoon, clay cuckoo, pedal steel guitar, harp, choir, guitars, rhythm section, analogue synths, organs and horns. The music is dramatic and magnificent with instrumental combinations that have never been heard before. 

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