Sidsel Endresen (no)

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In English

Sidsel Endresen, born 1952, is one of Norway's most prolific and internationally recognised improvisation musicians; a strong and distinct personality who makes her mark on all the projects she participates in. “All the music I make is impro-based”, says Endresen, who has made her phenomenal technique and experience available to composers in the entire spectrum from jazz to contemporary music, to the extent that , for example, in the award-winning work "Lautleben” she is credited as composer along with the principal responsible for the work, Rolf Wallin. You could perhaps say that she is an outstanding performer of an experience-based real time composition. Although she appears on a wide variety of CD recordings, in different constellations with several of the finest musicians of our time, she is first and foremost a live artist, as illustrated by this recent quote from BBC journalist Fiona Talkington, on Endresen's performance at the jazz festival in Molde in 2010: “For an audience to watch a woman sitting on a stool and share an (for most listeners) unfathomable technique, with a voice which is warm yet dangerous, appealing yet untouchable, to hear words we know, words we don’t yet know, and sounds we didn’t think were possible, is an experience we don’t find anywhere else. No wonder that younger generations are in awe of her and aspire to her outstanding musicianship.”

På dansk

Sidsel Endresen (f. 1952) är en av Norges mest profilerade och internationellt erkända improvisationsmusiker; en stark och tydlig personlighet som präglar alla projekt hon deltar i. “All musik jag gör är improbaserad”, säger Endresen, som har ställt sin fenomenala teknik och erfarenhet till förfogande för komponister över hela spektret från jazz till samtidsmusik, i den grad att hon till exempel i det prisbelönta verket “Lautleben” krediteras som kompositör, tillsammans med verkets huvudansvarige, Rolf Wallin. Man kan kanske säga att hon är en framstående utövare av erfarenhetsbaserad realtime-komposition. Även om hon förekommer på en lång rad CD-utgåvor, i olika konstellationer med flera av vår tids främsta musiker, är hon först och främst en live-konstnär, något som kan illustreras av detta citat av BBC-journalisten Fiona Talkington om Endresens framträdanden under jazzfestivalen i Molde 2010: “For an audience to watch a woman sitting on a stool and share an (for most listeners) unfathomable technique, with a voice which is warm yet dangerous, appealing yet untouchable, to hear words we know, words we don’t yet know, and sounds we didn’t think were possible, is an experience we don’t find anywhere else. No wonder that younger generations are in awe of her and aspire to her outstanding musicianship.”