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Terje Isungset is one of Europe’s most accomplished and innovative percussionists. With over two decades experience in jazz and Scandinavian music he is taking these types of music far beyond their traditional boundaries, becoming more like a cross between a sound artist and a shaman. Crafting his own instruments from Norwegian natural elements such as arctic birch, granite, slate, sheep bells and even ice, he is highly recommended to those sensible to the poetry and simplicity of sounds. “Timbres” and “colours” are central in Terje Isungsets music and compositions.

In the press, his work has often been described as innovative, visual, energetic, and different from any previously known concepts. Isungset has also been commissioned to compose music for Jazz Festivals, Dance Performances, Theatre, Film, etc. (40 commissed concerts) His composition efforts have also brought nine critically acclaimed solo CD`s.

In the book Percussion Profiles Isungset was given a thorough presentation. “Interviews-articles and discographies of 25 of the worlds most creative percussionists”. He has been given the Norwegian awards Jazz musician of the year and composer of the year.

Upcoming Concerts

Mar
20
Mon
8:45 pm New environmental focused project. All instrument made out of plastic garbage! @ Cornelia Teateret
New environmental focused projec… @ Cornelia Teateret
Mar 20 @ 8:45 pm – Apr 1 @ 9:45 pm
New environmental focused project. All instrument made out of plastic garbage! @ Cornelia Teateret | Bergen | Hordaland | Norway
New project, new music and new instruments. All made new for these 10 concerts. Plastic and our environmental  problems is the theme.
Apr
9
Sun
2:00 pm New composition made by Terje – World premiere with new band!
New composition made by Terje -…
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
New composition made by Terje  - World premiere with new band!
How will instruments sound if the sound goes trough the water?
Apr
25
Tue
1:00 pm Solo Concert @ Grieghallen
Solo Concert @ Grieghallen
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Solo Concert @ Grieghallen | Bergen | Hordaland | Norway
Apr
27
Thu
6:00 pm Sissel vera Pettersen & Terje Isungset at Soddjazz – opening concert @ Nils Aaas
Sissel vera Pettersen & Terje Is… @ Nils Aaas
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sissel vera Pettersen & Terje Isungset at Soddjazz - opening concert @ Nils Aaas | Nord-Trondelag | Norway
Duo concert together with legendary Swedish performance artist: Bengt Carling!  
May
3
Wed
7:00 pm Groupa Tour @ TBC
Groupa Tour @ TBC
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – May 6 @ 8:00 pm
Groupa Tour @ TBC | Sweden

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