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italian diamond geezer Marcello interviewed Eivind exclusively for molvaer.de on
occasion of the Fandagojazz concert in Rome 2005-06-08
as Arve Henriksen / Eivind Aarset Duo. Wyrddhahii gave his transscription the last polish in english phrasing.
Hi Eivind, nice to meet you !
As a begin I have prepared a few questions....
... let’s talk first about equipment. What have you changed since then?
[Eivind has in front of him an equipment scheme from a previous interview in 2001]
Roger Mayer Voodoo Vibe is out. It broke down [smiles].
It might reappear,
[Eivind takes paper, and draws a funny figure resembling a guitar and we
actually split the sound from the Microsynth.
I’ve never done this before. It’s a new concept which I think works well.
use this Boss DD3 Delay, sometimes it docks, and I need the compressor to
keep steady level for the Microsynth.
No noise gate. Oh, I forgot one thing in the scheme ...
both laugh very loud so we’re not the only ones to be messed in his
it’s different. There I used the mixer. Directly to mixer and then to guitar
amplifier, to Vox AC30.
constantly do it.
computer is not included in the guitar set-up. I didn’t use it. It was ...
[laughs] No, actually I had the plan to use it
cause I just did the solo tour, only myself playing. There I used the
computer to control some loops.
only for electronic loops - but I didn’t use it.
actually tried this cause I wanted to change my equipment and wanted to
include the computer around the guitar signal.
Prescription Fuzz, Boss OD3 and Boss DD5 have been with me all the time.
sort of free rock!
actually did a short while ago a project in Germany with a crazy guy called
the son of Russian parents stepped out of the shadow of his great models and developed his own, strong voice.
consistent in matters of sound and with careful production he followed the concept of his last work,
“Jazz is dead since 69” (JazzSick Records 09861-2), and brought it to perfection.
he perfectly fused Elektronic, Jazz, Rock and Ambience in a very original way.
even Nils Petter Molvaer contributed songs and performed on the "9866" album (see discography section).
this interview was held in german and kindly translated by Dhahii.
Es war ein sehr
schönes Konzert heute hier im Kölner Stadtgarten !
Ich habe den Nils
Petter angerufen, irgendwann.
Kanntet ihr euch
vorher schon ?
Nein, nein, gar nicht. Ich habe die Handy-Nr. bekommen - und da habe ich lange für gebaggert: ich habe eine Nacht durchgesoffen mit einem norwegischen Toningenieur - und ich trinke echt keinen Alkohol sonst - aber das war die Chance. Wir haben da auf so einem Festival gespielt und ich hörte, da ist ein Norweger, ein bisschen unnorwegisch extrovertiert, und ich sagte "let's drink a little bit" und dann haben wir die ganze Nacht getrunken und irgendwann habe ich gesagt "jetzt zeig mal, was du kannst und gib mir mal die Handy-Nr. von Nils Petter". und er antwortete " hab ich nicht, kann ich aber besorgen". Und dann habe ich den ein par Mal angesimst, bis ich die Nr. hatte......
Arne Molvaer is a well-known norwegian saxophon and klarinett player and
also Nils Petter's father.
He wrote us following kindly letter (and that makes us really proud!).
I have just visited the website molvaer.de, and I am very impressed by what you have listed over my son's carriere so far.
But I must also point at a very serious
error that has been done, about a church consert in 1997 at the Molde Jazz
If you're interested, the whole story goes
I think the date were July 3rd 1997, and the
record were made from the mixing board at the conserts. I have it myself - how
you got it is a mystery for me, but of course I don`t mind at all. But it was
one of the rare times son and dad performing together, at least in the later
Some of the members in Brass Brothers played in this band many years ago, and that might be what caused this confusion. But please correct this, as the YSJ is still cookin' - and neither us or BB likes to be mixed up this way. (Nils Petter has never played with Brass Brothers, and the cover you show of my good music friends is from a consert with chinese or japanese drummers they had, also at Molde Jazz Festival.)
The american trumpeter Dénnis González
released 1994 together with
a bunch of norwegian musicians the wonderful record "Welcome to us".
Members of this "Band of Nordic Wizards" beside Dénnis and Nils Petter Molvćr were
among others Bugge Wesseltoft, Sidsel Endresen, Terje Gewelt and Pal Thowsen.
Searching the net for the CD I found Dénnis himself and ask for a short
comment about "Welcome to us". As you can see below I've gotten much more.
'Welcome to Us': A History by Dénnis
at Waterfall Studio, Oslo, Norway, March 20, 1993
We decided to start without him, and the
resulting piece is the “Song for a Poet”, which is the only piece we did
without him, and which,
more information at
a Dennis Gonzales interview in jazz webzine 'onefinalnote' over 3 pages gives us light from every corner in his life.