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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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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...
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...
Alpaca Ensemble & Eirik Hegdal "Moving Slow"

Alpaca Ensemble & Eirik Hegdal “Moving Slow”

The 12th of February there will be a release of a new album with Alpaca Ensemble & Eirik Hegdal. The recording is titled “Moving Slow”. Cover design by Birgit Rostad, mastered by Morten Stendahl, recorded at Øra Studio, mixed by me, played by Sigrid Stang, Marianne Baudouin Lie, Bergmund Skaslien, Tor Haugerud and me, released...
New recording with Alpaca Ensemble/Eirik Hegdal

New recording with Alpaca Ensemble/Eirik Hegdal

We had three great days at Øra Studio, recording an new album with Alpaca Ensemble. Music by me, played by these fantastic musicians (from left): Else Bø (piano/celesta), Tor Haugerud (percussion/glockenspiel), Marianne Baudouin Lie (cello), Bergmund Skaslien (viola), Sigrid Stang (violin), and me playing the clarinet/bass clarinet and soprano saxophone. Looking forward to a release, already this...
Alpaca Ensemble/Cirka Teater at KamFest.no

Alpaca Ensemble/Cirka Teater at KamFest.no

Welcome to the outdoor premiere of MEKATONIA! Located behind Dokkhuset in Trondheim! Tuesday 18th of September at 2130. Free entrance!Mekatonia is a cooperation by Alpaca Ensemble, KamFest.no and Cirka Teater. Composer Eirik Hegdal and stage designer Gilles Berger are inspired by the history around the stage area. From being a place for shipbuilding and mechanical engineering, to be...
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...
Mekatonia II

Mekatonia II

We will fly again! September 22nd and 23rd at KamFest.no in Trondheim! Cirka Teater and Alpaca Ensemble at Trondheim Chamber Music Festival. A great outdoor happening! Be there! From www.kamfest.no Composer: Eirik Hegdal Directors: Anne Marit Sæther, Espen Dekko og Gilles Berger Alpaca Ensemble:Sigrid Stang, violin Marianne Baudoin Lie, cello Else Bø, piano Sissel Vera Pettersen,...
A picture from the recent Ny Musikk Trondheim concert

A picture from the recent Ny Musikk Trondheim concert

This concert involved poet Matt Burt, Alpaca Ensemble, Trondheim Sinfonietta and Dog & Sky. Music by me. Light design by Pekka Stokke, and sound design by Torsken Breivik. At the picture, from the left: (hidden: Else Bø at the piano), Eirik Hegdal, Ole Jørgen Melhus, Michael Duch, Vigdis Sjelmo, Matt Burt, Truls Lorentzen, Stig Førde...
Photos from "Mekatonia" at KamFest.no

Photos from “Mekatonia” at KamFest.no

Alpaca Ensemble flew over Dokkhusparken in Trondheim last night. Monica Rånes took some nice photos. Thanks to Cirka Teater for the magic!
Sjøbygda inspiration

Sjøbygda inspiration

Have spent two days at Sjøbygda Kunstnerhus (www.sjobygda.no), writing music for Alpaca Ensemble/Cirka Teater. Will be performed at Trondheim Chamber Music Festival (www.kamfest.no) September 18th, outdoor! Do not miss it! Even if you don’t like the music, you will most certain observe a fantastic performance! 🙂
Stangvikfestivalen, July 26th to 29th.

Stangvikfestivalen, July 26th to 29th.

Concerts with Alpaca Ensemble and others, playing music by Grieg, Hollaender, Brøske and myself. This is a small and beautiful festival in Stangvika, Norway. www.stangvikfestivalen.no

About

Eirik Hegdal  Saxophonist and composer, living in Trondheim, Norway. PLEASE EXCUSE bad english, bad language, bad memory.. Any badness! 1973: It is A BOY! I was born in Gjøvik, Norway 1979: Moved to Inderøy, Norway. Started playing the piano. 1982: Got a clarinet, but changed it into a alto saxophone the year after. 1989-92: Went...