Jonas H. Sjøvaag is a drummer, composer and artist.

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As a musician Sjøvaag is part of the Norwegian contemporary jazz outfit Eple Trio, composing and playing the drums. He also plays with Arild Andersen (duo, new album out autumn 2015), and with Karl Seglem's Acoustic Quartet. Other projects include the almost mythical Navyelectre, and the soothing electronic sounds of mattisogjonas.

Buy the albums from Jonas H. Sjøvaag here

As a visual artist, Sjøvaag is represented internationally by Saatchi Art. His artworks are often graphical rearrangements of classical figurative compositions, using various digital techniques to achieve his goal. They are also often quite large, and printed on glass, aluminium or wood.

In music, Sjøvaag is a drummer and composer for various bands, touring Asia and Europe regularly, focusing mainly on traditional and jazz music, fused into each other trying to create new sounds on familiar structures.

Tombak + live processing | intro video
19/10 | 2016
Tombak + live processing project. Intro video.
Nordic Balm
23/09 | 2016

Whenever people talk or write about Jazz music it never takes very long until someone mentions the „magic“ between the musicians. If you never really understood what it meant but were afraid to ask, let Karl Seglem explain. For almost a decade the Norwegian saxophonist with a fable for all types of goat horns has been playing together with the Acoustic Quartet, three younger musicians. Together they translate into music the true meaning of „magic“ in Jazz: discipline and freedom, trust and risk, feeling and energy.
Plus: a lot of fun.


Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet - Japan Tour coming up!
21/09 | 2016
Nærmere enn nå / Single / SHPWRK015
08/06 | 2016

Singel nummer to fra et album med planlagt slipp høsten 2016.
Release på Tidal osv. den 20 juni.
Tilgjengelig på bandcamp nå: http://jonassjovaag.bandcamp.com/track/n-rmere-enn-n

Tekst:
Jeg husker livet slik det var før
Slik det sakte glei forbi
Vi var bølger, som brøyt mot ei strand
Gang på gang

Nå går praten på tomgang
Alle orda er brukt
Men her og nå skal jeg rette det opp
Jeg byr deg opp til dans
Vi danser uten stans, og vi

ref
Har aldri vært nærmere enn nå
Vi får ikke tiden tilbake
Jeg holder deg tett inntil
Og veit akkurat hva du vil
Det er slik vi lever nå
Med følelsene utenpå


Paintings
04/04 | 2016

This one is 'Parkblomster (Park Flowers)
More paintings here: http://www.saatchiart.com/account/collection/163738

To planeter i samme bane / ute nå
20/01 | 2016
To planeter i samme bane, single - Jonas Sjøvaag - SHPWRK012
20/01 | 2016

Dette er Jonas Sjøvaags debut som visesanger med sangen ”To planeter i samme bane”, og han står frem som en artist forankret i den norske visetradisjonen anført av Lillebjørn Nilsen, Jan Eggum, Bjørn Eidsvåg og Odd Nordstoga. Med et billedrikt tekstmateriale som henvender seg til et voksent publikum, tar Sjøvaag visesangen tilbake til Østlandet og synger om et hverdagsliv de fleste kan kjenne seg i igjen i. Det er en sang om der glasset er halvfullt snarere enn halvtomt, der det viktigste er menneskene rundt oss, og om en hverdag som blir avbrutt av plutselige innfall.


Anmeldelse av konsert: Karl Seglem Acoustic live i Sogndal
28/11 | 2015
Karl Seglem Octet / Live at Nasjonal Jazzscene
21/11 | 2015
'Ancient Land, New Territory' releases exclusively on Tidal Hifi today
16/11 | 2015

My newest record, with bass player Arild Andersen, releases one week ahead of the others on Tidal HiFi today.
Have a listen at http://listen.tidal.com/album/53226201

Ancient Land, New Territory
31/10 | 2015

New record to be released on November 23rd, with pre-streaming available through Tidal.com from November 16th.

Catalog number: SHPWRK011
Release date: November 23rd 2015
With: Jonas H. Sjøvaag / percussion & Arild Andersen / bass & electronics


JazzBukkBox
12/10 | 2015

Karl Seglem feirer 30 år som musiker med jubileumsutgivelse

Karl Seglem er en banebrytende og stadig søkende musiker og komponist. Musikken han gir ut i forbindelse med feiringen av 30 år som frilansmusiker i denne boksen finnes det ikke maken til. Med fasinasjonen for den enestående hardingfelemusikken og klangen av bukkehorn begynte Karl Seglem for over 20 år siden å koble klangen av disse instrumentet opp mot en elektrisk og elektronisk verden der det også er mye plass til improvisasjon. 

Jubileumsboksen JazzBukkBox er egenartet og sterk kost! I denne boksen finner man personlige og grensesprengende improvisasjoner fra flere av de fremste folk- og jazzmusikerne i landet. Det er jazz, det er world, det er folk, og til tider ganske rocka.


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07/05 | 2015

Shipwreckords.no
Wimp
Spotify
Klicktrack
iTunes

Jonas H. Sjøvaag’s debut som albumartist ble utgitt første gang i 2003 på labelet Chewinpine. At utgivelsen har fått nytt katalognummer og label skyldes at den ikke tidligere har vært tilgjengelig i fysisk format, og heller ikke har hatt profesjonell distribusjon. Det har således ikke vært søkt om støtte til denne utgivelsen tidligere.


Navyelectre Large Ensemble - promo video
05/05 | 2015
Large Ensemble
05/05 | 2015

Watch the Navyelectre Large Ensemble promo video HERE

Jonas Howden Sjøvaag’s Navyelectre – Large Ensemble
Arrangert av Jan Martin Smørdal

Med: Jonas H. Sjøvaag (vokal), Mathias Eick (trompet), Ole Jørn Myklebust
(trompet), Jørgen Munkeby (klarinett), Morten Barrikmo (bassklarinett), Anders Grønseth (klarinett), Christian Magnusson (klarinett), Erik Johannessen (trombone), Martin Taxt (tuba), Inga Byrkjeland (cello), Yngvil Bjellaanes (cello), Andreas Ulvo (piano), Magne Vestrum (bass), Pål Hausken (trommer) og Audun Borrmann (gitar)


Mattis & the Grand Trunk Road / Imperial Splendor
10/01 | 2015

From the album Imperial Splendor - Shipwreckords © 2014
Buy CD and VINYL here:
Platekompaniet: platekompaniet.no/Musikk.aspx/CD/Mattis__The_Grand_Trunk_Road/Imperial_Splendor/?id=SHPWRK007
More info: shipwreckords.no/album/imperial-splendor
Words and music by Mattis Myrland
Directed, filmed and edited by Birgit Solhaug
Produced in collaboration with Feral Entertainment, New Delhi
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In 2007, singer Mattis Myrland travelled to India - New Delhi, to live and study with a master of Indian Classical Singing - Madhumita Ray. The discipline and daily vocal training inspired Mattis to create a host of stories and gave him a rucksack full of new sounds to accompany them.


Jazzens ti på topp / Jazz top ten 2014 - Dagsavisen
29/12 | 2014

Jazzens ti på topp - 2014
Jazz top 10 - 2014

By Roald Helgheim, Dagsavisen

We're very happy to report that the album 'Universal Cycle' by Eple Trio is on Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisens list of best jazz albums of 2014.

1. Large Unit: «Erta Ale». Paal Nilssen Loves store band med elleve norske jazz-musketerar spelar alle andre av banen.

2. Eple Trio: «Universal» Cycles. Sterk norsk pioner og pianotrio feira tiårsjubileum med fjerde og beste album.

3. Ola Kvernberg & TrondheimSolistene: «The Mechanical Fair». Stort eller lite band, Ola Kvernberg skapar

4. Eldbjørg Raknes og Oscar Grönberg: «You Make Me Feel». Årets musikalske lukketreff mellom ei stemme og eit piano.


EPLE TRIO | Live stream from Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo
01/10 | 2014

Watch our anniversary concert, live from Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo!

Exclusive pre-listen of Universal Cycle available at Wimp.no
25/09 | 2014
Andreas Haddeland Trio - Tilhørighet
16/08 | 2014

LP + CD-sleeve
NORCD1438/39LP

Photo + cover design

Interview with Evan Parker, for Subradar.no
13/08 | 2014
Interview with Michael Duch, for Subradar.no
04/07 | 2014
Untitled #29 (Waterfall III) | 100 cm X 100 cm
17/06 | 2014

Untitled #29 (Waterfall III) | 100 cm X 100 cm

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Untitled #28 (Waterfall) | 100 cm X 100 cm
16/06 | 2014

Untitled #28 (Waterfall) | 100 cm X 100 cm

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Untitled #27 (Waterfall) | 130 cm X 113 cm
16/06 | 2014

Untitled #27 (Waterfall) | 130 cm X 113 cm

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Untitled #26 | 100 cm X 100 cm
16/06 | 2014

Untitled #26 | 100 cm X 100 cm

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Untitled #25 | 100 cm X 100 cm
16/06 | 2014

Untitled #25 | 100 cm X 100 cm

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Norwegian Sky III | 130cm X 85cm
16/06 | 2014

Norwegian Sky III | 130cm X 85cm

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Norwegian Sky II | 130cm X 90cm
16/06 | 2014

Norwegian Sky II | 130cm X 90cm

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Norwegian Sky I (Vaalerenga, Oslo) 130cm X 85cm
16/06 | 2014

Norwegian Sky I (Vaalerenga, Oslo) 130cm X 85cm

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Subradar meets Kim Myhr
03/05 | 2014
House / Eple Trio live in Sendesaal, Bremen 2014
10/04 | 2014

House (from Made This (2007)) performed live at Sendesaal, Bremen, 2014
Composed by Jonas Howden Sjøvaag

Moon Tint / Eple Trio live in Sendesaal, Bremen 2014
10/04 | 2014

Moon Tint (from Made This (2007)) performed live at Sendesaal, Bremen, 2014
Composed by Sigurd Hole

Subradar meets Ivar Grydeland
10/04 | 2014

Video interview with guitarist Ivar Grydeland, made for Subradar.no

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra - concerts 2014 (flyer)
10/04 | 2014
Eple Trio / First Monday in October / Live at Sendesaal, Bremen
09/04 | 2014
Subradar meets Lasse Marhaug
23/03 | 2014
Nordic Namgar | FBCD226 | 6 panel digipak
19/03 | 2014

Coverdesign by Jonas H. Sjøvaag
Photo by Natalia Ulanova | Editing by Jonas H. Sjøvaag

Red Fox I
13/03 | 2014

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Epson Traditional Photo Paper
Epson Stylus PRO9900

SnoFox & ShowOx
13/03 | 2014

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Numbered digigraphie

Epson Traditional Photo Paper
Epson Stylus PRO9900

Mattis & the Grand Trunk Road / Imperial Splendor
11/03 | 2014

In 2007, singer Mattis Myrland travelled to India - New Delhi, to live and study with a master of Indian Classical Singing - Madhumita Ray. The discipline and daily vocal training inspired Mattis to create a host of stories and gave him a rucksack full of new sounds to accompany them.

Back in Norway, Mattis reworked the sketches he had scribbled and recorded during his eight months stay. He gathered together some of his favourite performers on the Norwegian music scene, and named the band after one of South Asia’s oldest roads that has linked the Eastern and Western regions of the Indian subcontinent for centuries.


Mattis & the Grand Trunk Road / Imperial Splendor
11/03 | 2014

SHPWRK007
Released in 2014

Rehearsal no. 2, Solo Drums | Feb. 2014
12/02 | 2014
Rehearsal no. 1, Solo Drums | Feb. 2014
12/02 | 2014
Interview with Paal Nilssen-Love, for Subradar.no
10/02 | 2014
Weather II
06/02 | 2014

Cutup of Moutmarka, Tjøme (NO). Windy but sunny

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Weather 1 | Moutmarka, Tjøme (NO)
23/12 | 2013

Storm at Moutmarka, Tjøme, South Norway

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Music from Norway | By John Kelman
15/11 | 2013

"Why and how has the Norwegian scene managed to build such a reputation, not just on its own turf but around the world? There are a number of answers to that question, but first and foremost is a commitment to the arts that began more than 40 years ago and which has, unlike so many other countries, remained a priority ever since. When Sverre Lunde, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, spoke at the 2013 Punkt Festival in Kristiansand – announcing that, after nine years, the Ministry would be providing some well-deserved (and much needed) financial support to the festival, and that Punkt was now considered amongst the country’s elite events – what was, perhaps, an even more compelling statement was that the country’s goal has been to devote a full one percent of its budget to culture.


Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet | Live in Marburg 2013 | "Northbound"
15/11 | 2013
Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet | Live in Marburg 2013 | "Inn i Juni"
11/11 | 2013
Etter Snø & Porten - Live @ Unterfahrt, München (DE)
11/11 | 2013
First Monday in October
04/11 | 2013
Desembersongen
31/10 | 2013
Aaret Hallar
31/10 | 2013
Dordei and Northbound | Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet live at Sendesaal, Bremen
27/10 | 2013
Lull - Live at Jazz på Jølst 2013
27/10 | 2013
Eclipse
22/10 | 2013
The Greatest Joy on Earth - Live with Karl Seglem
22/10 | 2013
For Flowers, Cars and Merry Wars
22/10 | 2013
Live at Odda Literary Symposium 2013, Part 1
22/10 | 2013
Live at Odda Literary Symposium 2013, Part 2
22/10 | 2013
"Circle Song" @ Kashiwa Nardis
22/10 | 2013
Hvordan lykkes med markedsføring i et streamingmarked
24/09 | 2013

En samtale om markedsføring i streamingmarkedet. Hvordan maksimere salg via streamingtjenester. I samtale med Phonofile.
Ledet av Jonas Howden Sjøvaag.

Musikkforum: Streaming på rett kjøl eller fortsatt på ville veier?
24/09 | 2013

Panelsamtale med Erik Brataas (Phonophile), Inger Elise Mey (TONO), Marthe Thorsby (Ifpi), og Jonas Howden Sjøvag (Subradar)

Noen av de største autoritene på det digitale musikkmarkedet møtes til debatt om hvilke utviklingstrekk og utfordringer streaming står ovenfor.

Streaming seiler opp som den ubestridte vinner på musikkonsumentmarkedet, og Norden ligger ca. fem år foran resten av verden. Kritikk og irritasjon har gjort seg gjeldende blant artister, låtskrivere og labler. For er det ikke bare megahits og enorme backkataloger som gjør reell inntjening mulig? Og hva med den såkalte "norskandelen"?


Band photos | Honest John / Klaus Hom
29/08 | 2013

Photo shoot with Klaus Holm and the band Honest John.
More info here: http://www.honestjohn.no/

Katt Hernandez (violin, Japan tour)
Ole-Henrik Moe (violin)
Kim Johannesen (guitar, banjo)
Ola Høyer (bass)
Erik Nylander (drums)
Klaus Ellerhusen Holm (composition, alto sax, clarinet

Album cover for Slagr + Andreas Ulvo | Softspeaker
27/08 | 2013

4 page booklet + inlay | Jewelcase
Released by AIM

Cover for BOA | Grappa Musikkforlag
27/08 | 2013

Cover for Boa - mOOn Over tOwns
Grappa Musikkforlag

4 panel digipak
8 page booklet
Digital booklet

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Marius Neset
27/08 | 2013

Poster for Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Marius Neset
A3 | 2013

Advancing to Round Two at the Saatchi Showdown
20/08 | 2013

Very happy to make it to the second round of the Saatchi 'Back to Nature' Showdown.
2800 artists have become 300, and after jury votes the number will be down to 30.

I've entered with a piece entitled David's Rowanberries: http://www.saatchionline.com/art/New-Media-Art-Digital-Collage-David-s-r...

All the finalists can be viewed here: http://www.saatchionline.com/showdown/art/showdown/15

Logo for Norwegian record label LAB Label
20/08 | 2013

Lab label is a new label run by Ingfrid Breie Nyhus, aiming to release folk music digitally and physically. The images presented here is the logo sheet for this project.

Ingfrid wanted something that moves upward, representing something new but still with a connection to tradition. So, this is an abstraction of an exclamation mark, rounded off quite a bit, resembling a seed that really is both a promise of something new, whilst at the same time being rooted in tradition.

Logo for Norwegian record label Subron
20/08 | 2013

This is a logo for Subron, the house label for online (non-profit) record store Subradar.no.
Run by Klaus Holm, the label aims for digital releases of music within the genres sold at the shop. These include noise, improv, free jazz and related genres.

Check out the store at: www.subradar.no

Untitled #16 (Hello Réne)
19/08 | 2013

Taken from a plane en route to Hamburg, Germany.
Original available as limited edition Epson Digigraphie.

Untitled #16 (Hello Réne) | 120x80 | Edition 1 of 10

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Also used as a front for NORCD1327: http://www.jonassjovaag.no/content/80/papirfly-norcd1327

Papirfly | NORCD1327
19/08 | 2013

4 panel digipak
Papirfly | NORCD1327

Hanne Kalleberg, vokal
Philip Birkenes, piano
Knut Olav Buverud Sandvik, bass
Jakop Janssønn, trommer og sag

More info: http://www.norcd.no

Original photo: http://www.jonassjovaag.no/content/80/untitled-16-hello-r%C3%A9ne

Duplex - Sketches Of... | NORCD1325
19/08 | 2013

Vinyl release
Duplex - Sketches Of... | NORCD1325

Christian Meaas Svendsen & Harald Lassen

More info: http://www.norcd.no

nyesongar.no
15/08 | 2013

Time matures us. Four years and two months went by between the recording of NORSKjazz.no and this album. In the course of these years this quartet has presented around 30 concerts with material from the earlier recording. It has been an inspiring and powerful experience to see that the tunes we recorded, which were written a long time ago, come alive every time they are played.


Saatchi Showdown Contest
07/08 | 2013

I've entered the Saatchi Showdown Contest. If you like my work, please give it your vote HERE!

Koan / Thresholds
05/08 | 2013

Koan is:
Torbjørn Eftestøl (piano & prepared piano)
Juhani Silvola (prepared guitar & electronics)

Kōan; Listening into the Event


Recently sold: Haugalandet I
04/08 | 2013

Sold to a Norwegian collector.

Printed using Epson certified Digigraphie

One sold | 14 available

http://www.saatchionline.com/art/Photography-Gicl-e-Haugalandet-I-Norway...

Universal Cycle
01/08 | 2013

Universal Cycle:
Listen & buy this album

Released October 1st 2014

Recorded in IsItArt Studio, Sweden, by Peder Kjellsby & Sjur Miljeteig, and in Propeller Music Division, Oslo, Norway, by Morgan Nicolaysen.
Mixed by Morgan Nicolaysen at Propeller Music Division. Mastered by Chris Sansom at Propeller Music Division.

All tracks written by Jonas H. Sjøvaag, except track 2, 5 & 6 written by Andreas Ulvo.
Produced by Jonas H. Sjøvaag, Sigurd Hole & Andreas Ulvo. Cover photo (Untitled #21 / Red Mirage), booklet photos & cover design by Jonas H. Sjøvaag.


Eple Trio / Universal Cycle
01/08 | 2013

New album by Eple Trio, due for release in Japan on September 7th. Norway and rest of the world will follow in March 2014.

Jewelcase with 8 page booklet and inlay with dual sided print.

Tracklist:
01 / Setting Foot on Another Planet (Sjøvaag)
02 / One Elephant (Ulvo)
03 / Island Sunrise (Sjøvaag)
04 / In Our Home, Where We Live (Sjøvaag)
05 / First Sun (Ulvo)
06 / Tippler’s Insomnia (Ulvo)
07 / And Now, Many Days Have Passed (Sjøvaag)
08 / Morning Stillness, Crisp Air (Sjøvaag)
09 / On a Road That Never Ends (Sjøvaag)

Andreas Ulvo / Piano
Sigurd Hole / Bass
Jonas H. Sjøvaag / Drums
Mathias Eick / Trumpet (track 3, 4 & 7)
Ivar Grydeland / Guitar (track 1 & 5)


Saatchi Showdown Contest
31/07 | 2013

I've entered the showdown at Saatchi online galleries, presenting the image 'David's Rowanberries.'
Very much inspired by David Hockney, the image is a cut-up of a rowanberry tree nearby a lake in Oppland, Norway.

Watch it here: http://www.saatchionline.com/art/New-Media-Art-Digital-Collage-David-s-r...

Untitled #23 (Old Mares)
16/07 | 2013

Old Mares, 17 years of age. Have now given birth four times, after being kept as race horses before given the chance to breed.

Genealogically linked to the image "Colt in a Field" as the colt portrayed is the offspring of one of these.

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Colt in a field - Color and medium variation #1
15/07 | 2013

Colt in the field - Color and medium variation #1
42 x 59,4 printed on paper | Limited edition number 1 of 100

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Colt in a field
15/07 | 2013

Colt in a field

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De plain-pied à travers Chamonix, en regardant l'Aiguille du Midi #1
09/07 | 2013

Looking up at l'Aiguille du Midi, from Chamonix.

Available in two sizes:

80 x 120
Paper / Epson Certified Digigraphie

Size: 150 x 225
White aluminium

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Recently sold by Saatchi
01/07 | 2013

Variation on the topic stated in Lors de la marche dans la forêt, je regarde les montagnes #1.
Still walking in the woods.

Edition 1 of 10
Certified Epson Digigraphie
http://www.saatchionline.com/art/New-Media-Art-Digital-Photography-Lors-...

Stones in display cases / In the museum #2
01/07 | 2013

Variation on the topic in Stones in display cases / In the museum #1.
Still walking in the Geology museum (Oslo, Norway), pulling out color and rearranging space in the image.

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Boschamaz | Rød
24/06 | 2013

Boschamaz | Rød
HECREC106
6-panel digipak

Photo by Raymond Mosken
Design by Jonas H. Sjøvaag

Okavango | Phonogene
24/06 | 2013

Okavango | Phonogene
HECREC107
6-panel digipak

Photo by Raymond Mosken
Design by Jonas H. Sjøvaag

Koboku Senjû | Selektiv hogst
24/06 | 2013

Koboku Senjû | Selektiv hogst
SOFA530
4-panel digipak

Artwork + design by Jonas H. Sjøvaag

Vertex | Shapes & Phases
24/06 | 2013

Vertex | Shapes & Phases
SOFA529
4-panel digipak

Artwork, drawing + design by Jonas H. Sjøvaag

Mural | Nectars of Emergence
24/06 | 2013

Mural | Nectars of Emergence
SOFA538
4-panel digipak

Artwork + design by Jonas H. Sjøvaag

Varianter av døde trær | Akiyama, Taxt, Lønning, Reinertsen
24/06 | 2013

Varianter av døde trær | Akiyama, Taxt, Lønning, Reinertsen
SOFA536
4-panel digipak

Drawing, artwork & design by Jonas H. Sjøvaag

North of the North | SOFA525
24/06 | 2013

North of the North
SOFA525
Marc Pichelin / Ivar Grydeland / Ingar Zach
4-panel digipak

Drawing, artwork & design by Jonas H. Sjøvaag

Streifenjunko | No Longer Burning
24/06 | 2013

Streifenjunko | No Longer Burning
SOFA527
4-panel digipak

Artwork & design by Jonas H. Sjøvaag

Hilde Marie Kjersem | Let's Let Go
24/06 | 2013

Hilde Marie Kjersem | Let's Let Go
BRCD001 / BRLP001

Superjewelcase w/ 12 page booklet
Single release
Digital booklet (iTunes)
Gatefold vinyl cover (shown here)

Photo by Hilde Marie Kjersem
Editing, design & artwork by Jonas H. Sjøvaag

Håkon Storm | Zinober
24/06 | 2013

Håkon Storm | Zinober
NORCD1105
4-panel digipak

Photo by Øyvind Næss
Cover design & artwork by Jonas H. Sjøvaag

Stian Omenås | Klangkammer
24/06 | 2013

Stian Omenås | Klangkammer
NORCD1201
4-panel digipak

Photo by Andreas Ulvo
Cover design + artwork by Jonas H. Sjøvaag

Lindha Kallerdahl | Let's Dance
24/06 | 2013

Lindha Kallerdahl | Let's Dance
NORCD1207
4-panel digipak

Photo by Klara Andreasson
Cover design by Jonas H. Sjøvaag

BLINK | NORCD1103
24/06 | 2013

BLINK | NORCD1103
4-panel digipak

Cover photo (Andalucian Sky) and design by Jonas H. Sjøvaag

Eple Trio | In the Clearing / In the Cavern
24/06 | 2013

NORCD1099 / 2CD
6-panel digipak + booklet

Released in 2012
Photos, artwork and design by Jonas H. Sjøvaag

Beautiful roundtrip
29/05 | 2013

Sunny weather
115 km
1400 meters elevation gain
Finish at Grefsenkollen, Oslo

Featured at Saatchionline.com
29/05 | 2013

The photo 'Oslo Opera 1' is featured in the collection The Naked Eye: New Photography, curated by Rebecca Wilson.
Head over to http://www.saatchionline.com/art-collection/Photography-Digital-Mixed-Me... to view more photos from this selection.

Portugalsong - live in Tromsø 2011
21/05 | 2013

Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, "Portugalsong"
(Trad./arr.Seglem) Live in Tromsø (N) October 2011

The Greatest Joy on Earth - live at Kongsberg Jazzfestival 2012
21/05 | 2013

The Greatest Joy on Earth
by Jonas H. Sjøvaag

Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
live at Kongsberg Jazzfestival 2012

Recorded by John Kelman at Kongsberg Jazzfestival (N) 2012, for All About Jazz
http://www.allaboutjazz.com

Tour and recording October 2012
21/05 | 2013

We´re looking forward to play 6 gigs and then travel to sørfjorden and Odda to record our next album.

New Album in Progress
21/05 | 2013

We went to Odda in Hardanger to record our next album. Spent three nights there and had intense studio-days rehearsing and recording new stuff.
Hopefully the album will be out during spring 2013.

At rehearsal...
21/05 | 2013
Music video: And there you were
14/05 | 2013

The Norwegian duo mattisogjonas moves fluently between the genres of pop, improvised music and electronica, and have just recorded a new song suited for the pop segment more than anything else they have done. The song is called ''And There You Were' and is an epic tale of love to life, to eternity and to the human lifespan of birth and death. It takes you out in the vast cosmos, a trillion years into the future, and back when the main characters of the song imploodes into each other through a collision of particles in the CERN Large Hadron Collider. This is a song about the large scale, and about endless space.

'And There You Were' - text & lyrics by Jonas Howden Sjøvaag.
Recorded by Jonas Howden Sjøvaag and Mattis Myrland.


Linographic prints
14/05 | 2013

15 editions available per print. Some are sold, contact me for further details.

Huntsville | For Flowers, Cars and Merry Wars
10/05 | 2013

Lyrics on track #1 by Jonas H. Sjøvaag

På ”For Flowers, Cars and Merry Wars” som slippes digitalt og i begrenset opplag på vinyl går Huntsville i en tyngre, mørkere, mer rocka og elektrisk retning.


The Mourning
10/05 | 2013

Navyelectre's newest record and the first in a series of five entitled 'AORTA'
Available in online stores from 1st of January 08. Official release February 20th 2008.

Album information:
Produced, arranged, composed & lyrics by Jonas Howden Sjøvaag.
Mixed by Audun Borrmann at Cabin Recorders, Oslo, Norway
Mastered by Brad Blackwood, Euphonic Masters , USA

Every instrument played by Jonas Howden Sjøvaag, with the exception of synth sax solo on 'Then spring exploded into light' by Jørgen Munkeby of Shining , and guitar solo on 'Skullduggery' by Even Helte Hermansen.

Geek listings:


Ivar Grydeland - Bathymetric Modes
10/05 | 2013

Sjøvaag appears on track #2

Batymetri = topografi som beskriver forhold under vann. Et batymetrisk kart gir informasjon om bunnforholdene i havet eller en innsjø, som for eksempel dybde.

Bathymetric Modes er solodebuten til en av våre favorittmusikere; Ivar Grydeland. Han er kanskje mest kjent som medlem i de improvisasjonsbaserte bandene Huntsville, Ballrogg og Dans Les Arbres (ECM), men spiller også med den idiosynkratiske popartisten Hanne Hukkelberg og rockebandet Last Heat.

Tanken om å gjøre et soloprosjekt har brukt mange år på å modnes og innspillingen har foregått over lang tid. Resultat er en varm og personlig instrumentalplate som viser nye sider av musikeren Ivar Grydeland.


In the Clearing / In the Cavern (2CD)
10/05 | 2013

In the Clearing / In the Cavern (Double album - 2010)
Listen & buy this album

Liner notes


Norskjazz.no
10/05 | 2013

Tenorsaksofonisten Karl Seglem har saman med Eple trio skapt eit album som bryt med hans tidlegare utgjevingar. Samstundes er den ei tydeleg vidareføring av hans arbeid som musikar og komponist, og som poet. Norskjazz no, er ei melodiøs og melankolsk CD-innspeling med tradisjonell jazzkvartett. Ei vandring i eit landskap der det er tydeleg at Seglem har arbeida mykje med norsk folkemusikk som utgangspunkt for komposisjon og improvisasjon. Både klangleg og melodisk. Seglem seier sjølv at han ville laga "eit vakkert, poetisk og reinskore jazz-album". At han lenge hadde hatt ein draum om å komponere musikk til, og spela inn eit album med klassisk jazz-kvartett. No har han gjort det! Gjennom melodi, arrangement og improvisasjon framstår kvartetten som ei svært samspelt gruppe.


In the Future
08/05 | 2013

Our latest (and only) album so far. Re-released by Million Records in 2012, with one additional song (And There You Were). This bundle contains 7 songs, and a PDF digital booklet.

The Widening Sphere of Influence
08/05 | 2013

Listen to this:
The Widening Sphere of Influence (2008)
iTunes WimpSpotify


Made This
08/05 | 2013

Made This (2007)
Listen & buy this album


Exciting month: September
06/11 | 2010

We’re going to play several concerts this month. First out is Jon Balke’s festival MOMBI, located in Søndre Land, which is a two hour drive from Oslo. More info here: madstun.no. Next one is arranged by Kirkelig Kulturverksted and happens in Kulturkirken Jakob, Oslo, on September 16th. This is a part of the series ‘Mathias Eick Presenterer’. Then, we’ll play at Norsk Maritimt Museum as a part of Oslo Kulturnatt. This happens at September 24th.

So, in short:
September 4th: MOMBI2010, Søndre Land
September 16th: Kulturkirken Jakob, Oslo
September 24th: Norsk Maritimt Museum, Oslo Kulturnatt

Welcome!

Ready for UK release on Million Records
06/11 | 2010

Mattis Myrland & Jonas H. Sjøvaag are active musicians on the Norwegian music scene, both with a background from the State Academy of Music in Oslo. They collaborate with other musicians, such as Ingrid Olava, Eple Trio and Karl Seglem, amongst others, and have a broad spectrum of influences and interests. The project mattisogjonas (mattis and jonas) is a result of years of work with improvised music and jazz, and an effort to combine the improvisational structures from these fields with the ear-catching dogma of modern pop music. The songs, however, differ greatly from the standard pop format, both in length and delivery and provide an alternate way of communication that is modern in terms of instrument usage, form and function, and expression.


Contact

jonassjovaag@gmail.com
+4792842902

Upcoming concerts

2017
January
26th 20:00 Kullebunden Jazzklubb, Kolbotn // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
February
01st 20:00 Florø Kirke // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
03rd 20:00 Moster Amfi, Mosterhamn // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
04th 20:00 Brelingen, Winterjazz (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
05th 20:00 Oslo, Kampenjazz // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
07th 20:00 Voss, Gamle kinoen // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
08th 20:00 Energimølla, Kongsberg // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
09th 20:00 Lærdal Kulturhus // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
12th 20:00 Tromsø Jazzklubb // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
March
May

Past concerts

2016
November
25th 20:00 Mokkiriya, Kanazawa (JP) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
24th 20:00 Jazz Flash, Niigata (JP) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
23rd 20:00 La Sone, Jyoetsu (JP) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
22nd 20:00 Airegin, Yokohama (JP) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
21st 20:00 Nardis, Kashiwa // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
20th 20:00 Pit Inn, Tokyo (JP) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
19th 20:00 Pit Inn, Tokyo (JP) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
05th 20:00 Jameln, Platenlaase (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
04th 20:00 Fürstenwalde, Kulturfabrik (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
03rd 20:00 bFlat, Berlin (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
02nd 20:00 TBA (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
01st 20:00 KFZ, Marburg (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
October
31st 20:00 Treibhaus, Innsbruck (AU) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
30th 20:00 Ali Theater, Waldschut-Tiengen (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
September
April
2015
November
26th 20:00 Jazzklubb Arendal // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
20th 20:00 Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
14th 20:00 Jameln, Platenlaase // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
13th 20:00 B-Flat, Berlin // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
12th 20:00 B-Flat, Berlin // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
11th 20:00 Nesodden, Hellviktangen // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
October
18th 20:00 Asker Kulturhus // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
15th 20:00 Spor 5, Stavanger // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
May
04th 20:00 Deichmanske Bibliotek // Eple Trio
March
2014
November
October
September
May
08th 14:30 Pucheim (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
April
March
07th 13:00 Municipal School, Mumbai // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
07th 09:00 DPS, East // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
06th 13:00 Calorax Global School // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
06th 09:00 DPS, Bhopal // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
05th 17:00 PDPU, Gandhi Nagar // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
05th 09:00 IIT Gandhi Nagar // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
04th 17:00 Orphanage Home, Ahmedabad // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
04th 12:00 C.N. Vidyavihar, Ahmedabad // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
03rd 20:00 Mudra institute of Communications, Ahmedabad // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
03rd 16:00 Mahatma Gandhi International School, Ahmedabad // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
February
28th 14:30 Maharaja Agrasen College // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
27th 14:30 KIIT College of Engineering, Gurgaon // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
26th 12:30 St. Marks Senior Secondary Girls School, New Delhi // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
26th 10:30 KIIT World School, Pitampura, New Delhi // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
2013
November
16th 14:45 Big Dipper // Other
October
27th 20:00 Schwäbisch Hall, Hospitalkirke (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
12th 20:00 Kinoen, Odda // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
September
10th 20:30 Nardis, Kashiwa, Chiba // Eple Trio
August
May
April
2012
October
27th 20:00 Alte Sendesaal, Bremen (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
26th 20:00 Bikuben, Det Norske Teater (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
25th 20:00 Hamar Jazzklubb (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
24th 20:00 Bergen Jazzforum UKS (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
23rd 20:00 Nesodden Jazzklubb (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
21st 20:00 Asker Kulturhus (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
13th 20:00 Urijazz, Tønsberg (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
08th 20:00 Hemnes Jazzklubb (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
07th 20:00 Sortland Jazzklubb (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
06th 20:00 Sinus Jazzklubb, Bodø (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
05th 20:00 Tromsø Jazzklubb (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
04th 20:00 Litteraturhuset, Oslo (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
July
05th 20:00 Kongsberg Jazzfestival (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
2011
May
07th 20:00 Arendal Jazzklubb (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
2010
November
24th 20:00 Jazzaid, Nasjonal Jazzscene (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
October
17th 20:00 Jazz på Jølster (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
September
30th 20:00 Nasjonal Jazzscene (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
25th 20:00 Oslo Maritimt Museum // mattisogjonas
16th 20:00 KKV // mattisogjonas
04th 20:00 MOMBI // mattisogjonas
June
April
11th 20:00 Kampenjazz, Oslo (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
10th 20:00 Stavanger Jazzforum // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet

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