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Eirik Hegdal is a norwegian saxophonist and composer, living in Trondheim. This site will show you some of the ongoing projects.
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Commissioned work for Vossa Jazz 2018

Commissioned work for Vossa Jazz 2018

I´ve been given the great honour of writing Tingingsverket (the annual Commissioned Work) for Vossa Jazz in 2018. It is titled “Musical Balloon”, and I will bring some of my favourite musicians on stage: Eivind Lønning, Mattias Ståhl, Nils Olav Johansen, Ole Morten Vågan and Jon Fält, and with Tor Breivik as sound engineer! What...
A brand new Alpaca Ensemble & Eirik Hegdal recording

A brand new Alpaca Ensemble & Eirik Hegdal recording

On the 15th of December 2017 the album “Mekatonia” with Alpaca Ensemble & Eirik Hegdal will be released. Here follows some information to the album: The concert: conceptual idea and performance  Originally, «Mekatonia» was an innovative and breathtaking collaborative outdoor musical theater with Alpaca Ensemble, Cirka Teater and Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, and music by...
Cultural prize

Cultural prize

I’m really proud to receive Inderøy municipality’s cultural prize 2017! If you are around the middle of Norway, it’s a MUST to visit Inderøy! This picture is made by the great illustrator and author Kari Stai.  
Particular Recordings Collective

Particular Recordings Collective

Particular Recordings Collective is an independent co-operative record company releasing music recordings of high artistic quality by a community of professional musicians based in Trondheim, Norway. Check out www.particularrecordings.com You’ll find recent releases as en en en “grønn & gul”, Hegge “Vi är ledsna men du får inte längre vara barn”, and Team Hegdal “Vol...
Team Hegdal's "Vol 4" is soon to be released!

Team Hegdal’s “Vol 4” is soon to be released!

In the end of May the fourth album with Team Hegdal will be released! Two years after the Grammy Awarded “Vol 3”. This volume is recorded at Øra Studio in Trondheim, mixed at home, and mastered by Morten Stendahl. Oscar Grönberg join in on piano, just as he did on “Vol 3”, and the ensemble...
New album with en en en coming up!

New album with en en en coming up!

From the 2nd of May you can download the new album “Grønn & Gul” by en en en! The vinyl will be available from the 31st of July. This album is released at Particular Recordings Collective. Until then, have a preview HERE.
NRK broadcasting "Fables of the Late Early Bird"

NRK broadcasting “Fables of the Late Early Bird”

NRK P2 (Norwegian radio) will be broadcasting the premiere of the composition “Fables of the Late Early Bird” on Thursday 2nd of February. Tune in at 19:30! 🙂 Click HERE for link to the program. (Link is out of date. Please find the music in the meny at the right side (linked from soundcloud).  
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra presenting "Coloure"

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra presenting “Coloure”

On the 26th of January 2016, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra will premiere my composition “Fables of the Late Early Bird”. My muse for this music has been the bird “Coloure”. To hear the music, please show up at the Oslo Concert house (Oslo/Norway) the 26th of January! I’m very exited!
Mats Eilertsen "Rubicon" nominated for Spellemann (Grammy)

Mats Eilertsen “Rubicon” nominated for Spellemann (Grammy)

The amazing bass player and composer Mats Eilertsen released the album “Rubicon” last year, and it is now nominated for Spellemann (Norwegian Grammy) in the jazz category!
Long Live Alpaca Ensemble!

Long Live Alpaca Ensemble!

This fantastic ensemble turns 20 years this year! The grounders (the birthday kids) are Sigrid Elisabeth Stang, Marianne Baudouin Lie and Else Bø! They make Trondheim a better place to live in! They have made so much great music, and they have done so much for melting genres (and musicians) together! For my sake, composing for Alpaca Ensemble...
Team Hegdal at Kerava Jazz Festival

Team Hegdal at Kerava Jazz Festival

Team Hegdal had a great night at Kerava Jazz Festival this weekend. Hans Hulbækmo was replacing Gard, and Rudi Mahall was sitting in for André. The picture is from our flight to Helsinki. Four in a row, sitting in the mid row. Doesn’t happen every day!
Touring with Angles 9

Touring with Angles 9

A small tour with Martin Küchen’s Angles 9 is coming up: May 26th Angles 9 at Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherland May 27th Angles 9 at Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria May 28th Angles 9 at Le Nuove Rotte del Jazz, Trieste, Italia Hope to see you there! 🙂