Torhild Ostad og Carsten Dahl
Torhild Ostad (voice) is a hidden secret in Norwegian music. 20 years ago (1996) she released the album "Blomar i moll" (KKV). A solo album that received acclaimed critics throughout Norway. After meeting pianist Carsten Dahl some years ago she could not hold back, finding a musical partner that brings her songs, lyrics, voice and performanced up to another level -
Carsten Dahl (piano, prepared piano) began playing the drums at age 9. By 12 years old, he was already a professional drummer / studio musician in the rock and pop genre. At the age of 18 he entered the Rhythmic Music Conservatory. After two years of being taught by legendary jazz drummers Ed Thigpen, Alex Riel and Aage Tangaard he put drums aside in favour of the piano (an instrument he had never been taught in his life) and applied again to the conservatory - now as a pianist greatly influenced by Jørgen Nielsen and later, Butch Lacy, who had a significant influence on his musical identity both as a mentor, icon and spiritual teacher.