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17. December 2007 > Pierpaolo from italy sent us a link with a NPM interview,
published in Jazzitalia (engl.)
4. December 2007
> do not miss the upcoming concerts of Håkon Kornstad
- December 10, 2007 Jazz Club Hannover, Germany (double bill with Theo Bleckman Solo)
- December 13, 2007 Stellwerk Hamburg, Germany

- December 14, 2007 Bunker Ulmenwall Bielefeld, Germany
- December 15, 2007 Café Teufelwald Dachau, Germany
> Nils Petter Molvaer contributed again soundtracks:
Scandinavian movie “Hoppet” (“Leaps + Bounds”) Germany/Norway/Sweden 29.11.2007
director: Peter Naess music: Nils Petter Molvaer
Azad comes to Sweden by mistake. In order to blend in with the family that hides him, he has to pretend that he is nine years old. Suddenly he's quite alone in a new country and doesn't understand the language. But with the help of a spaced-out hot dog vendor, the coolest guy in school and world champion Kajsa Bergqvist maybe he can meet his real family again.
> Moscow Freestyle Canada/Russia 18.4.2006, 51 min. Interfilm Productions
director: Julia Ivanova
music: Nils Petter Molvaer
This is a one hour program on young Westerners teaching English in Moscow, shot during the period of the worst terrorist attacks in Russian history. Gwain and his friends live, teach, party, drink, philosophize and mingle with locals in Moscow—their lives framed by the dramatic events unfolding around them.
> Nils Petter Molvaer w/ Mungolian Jet Set contributed also to
a Shirley Bassey compilation with a remix of
"Can I Touch You There"  
20.November 2007
> Along with special guest musicians Bob James, Andy Summers and Nils Petter Molvœr
Deeyah creates an exciting and eclectic new album 'Ataraxis'.
availible on iTunes now ...
  > watch Wolfgang Haffner's NORDIC SHAPE w/ Nils Petter Molvaer on YouTube
> german magazine JazzEcho asked Eivind Aarset for his most inspiring top ten:
-  1. Miles Davis - Agharta
-  2. Jimi Hendrix - Hendrix in the West
-  3. David Byrne / Brian Eno - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
-  4. Jon Hassell - Possible Music
-  5. Christian Fennesz - Venice
-  6. Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball
-  7. Tricky - Maxinquaye
-  8. Pat Metheny - Offramp
-  9. Meshuggah - Chaosphere
- 10. Michael Brook - Hybrid
... a reason more to listen intensely to these records
18. November 2007
> we've met Håkon Kornstad in Berlin  where he played surprisingly as opener for Eivind Aarset.
You should know him as a member of Wibutee as well as a member of
Bugge Wesseltoft's New Conception of Jazz and others.
What an impressive performance: an audience recording has been reported (that we strictly condemn :-)
A visit of one of his next gigs is strongly recommended:
- December 10, 2007 Jazz Club Hannover, Germany (double bill with Theo Bleckman Solo)
- December 13, 2007 Stellwerk Hamburg, Germany
- December 14, 2007 Bunker Ulmenwall Bielefeld, Germany
- December 15, 2007 Café Teufelwald Dachau, Germany
> don't also miss to listen to Håkon Kornstad's fresh solo album "single engine":
download therefore the unreleased track "Tempelhof"
which gives you a first impression of what you can expect....
2. November 2007
> Eivind Aarset comes to Quasimodo, Berlin on November 13th
as trio with well known Audun Erlien  (bass) and Wetle Holte (drums).
see also the promoter's web page for more details:
eddy-rootsmusic which is a nice guy I've met at the Badeschiff gig in august
>> for special information about that see the Eivind Aarset subpage an the left hand side
  > Nils Petter Molvaer will also play as a  duo with Audun Kleive (drums) @ Babylon, Berlin on November, 14th
> Nils Petter contributed to Johannes Ender "dome"  Intuition Records, INT 34902
Johannes Enders: tenorsaxophone, bass clarinet, alto flute, electronis, phillicorda organ / Nils Petter Molvaer: trumpet / U. Wangenheim: bass clarinet / R. Schmidt: church organ / S. Schlamminger: dohol, tomback, electronics / J. Hollenbeck: drums, perc.
29. October  2007
> another early contribution of Eivind Aarset as guitarist has popped up:
Svein O. Greger "Her Inne"  Two Production, TWOMC 1001, 1984 ,
among others:
Silje Nergård - background vocals, Kjetil Saunes - bass, Eivind Aarset - guitar
9.October 2007
> Nils Petter appears on Harald Haerter "CatScan II" , Unit Records,  UTR 4167:
Harald Haerter – guitar, Florian Stoffner – guitar, Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone, Joe Lovano – tenor saxophone, Chris Potter – tenor saxophone, Erik Truffaz – trumpet,
Nils Petter Molvaer – trumpet on 4) "Lulas"
17.September 2007 > fresh tourdates Nils Petter Molvaer
- 20.10.2007 Jena  Jazzfestival
- 12.11.2007 Karlsruhe Tollhaus
- 14.11.2007 Berlin Babylon
- 15.11.2007 Leipzig Ballhaus Schaubühne
  > fresh tourdates Eivind Aarset
- 03.11.2007 Innsbruck (A) Treibhaus
- 06.11.2007 München Unterfahrt
- 09.11.2007 Wien (A) Porgy and Bess
- 12.11.2007 Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal
- 13.11.2007 Berlin Osterkirche Wedding
12.September 2007 > made a lot of new entries in tourdates as well as in unofficial section
for both, Nils Petter and Eivind.
check out expecially the underlined links ...
  > grab your boxes and ask your mother, sister, brother & friends:  am itching hardly for a scan
of your ticket stubs ! see what I have in tourdates section as link on the date ...
if you have any, send to
  > another pic of Eivind Aarsets equipment in france 2005.
for those who can't get enough of fx gear: try out this talentbooster !
10.September 2007 > some new interesting links (thanks to Pierpaolo):
- Paolo Vinaccia @ Berchidda with Arve Henriksen, Jan Bang and others
  > Nils Petter Molvaer appears on Thristy Ear sampler "the 30th year"
7. September 2007 > read a first review in french about Eivind Aarset new album SONIX CODEX.
thanks to Luca who wrote this article !
31. August 2007 > see Nils Petter & MATERIAL @ Udine 2007-06-26 on allaboutjazz (thanks to Pier Paolo)
29. August 2007 > Upcoming Eivind Aarset concert @ Berlin - thanks, Eddy !
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27. August 2007

> some tunes from upcoming new album "Sonic Codex" are on Eivind Aarsets myspace:

also see here

read more details about at

5. March 2007 > "Deutsch Gut!" Teil3: Alex Gunia & Per Zanussi at OSLO, Sound of Mu, tuesday 6.3.07 kl.20:00.
Come and check it out! We will play a nice spacy ambient concert full of sound and musical surprises!