1982 (Apeland, Skarbø, Økland)

Nils Økland is a unique trendsetter on his instrument, the Hardanger fiddle. He has released solo-albums on ECM. He is well known for his recordings with the Christian Wallumrød Ensemble and from his participation in a large number of folk-music based groups. Sigbjørn Apeland is a trained organist, and holds Norway’s only doctorate in ethnomusicology. He studied free jazz with the legendary drummer John Stevens, and the music he composed for the silent film Jeanne d’Arc attracted full houses in churches. He has collaborated with musicians such as Sigrid T. Moldestad, and among his recordings is a critically acclaimed collection of hymns with singer Berit Opheim. Øyvind Skarbø has studied under Terje Isungset, and has taken study trips to Nigeria and Cuba. He performs in various constellations including the group BMX and a duo along with Kresten Osgood - among many others.