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"Hole has assembled the perfect roster to bring this ambitious vision to life, with Trygve Seim on saxophone, Hakon Aase on violin, Frode Haltli on accordion, Helga Myhr on hardanger fiddle, Tanja Orning on cello, Per Oddvar Johansen on vibraphone, and of course, himself on the double bass. It is difficult to believe that the album was recorded in a live setting (during its premiere in Jakob Church, Oslo in 2020), as it has the feel of being meticulously wrought and impeccably detailed."

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The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS) is Norway’s largest public employer organisation. In their recent article on how art might contribute to reaching the 17 sustainable development goals set by the @UN, they point to "Roraima" as an example:


What's it about?

Protecting, restoring and promoting sustainable use of ecosystems, ensuring sustainable forest management, combating desertification, halting and reversing land degradation and halting biodiversity loss.

Why can the cultural field contribute to this goal?

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The video features a track from my upcoming album RORAIMA, out February 18th. RORAIMA was made as a commissioned work for Oslo World in 2020 and reflects themes such as ecological vulnerability and solidarity through listening in on the soundscapes of the Amazon rainforest. Several of these sounds became an important inspiration in the music - both through transcriptions of the singing of birds and other sounds, and in the direct musical interplay between the ensemble and rainforest field recordings.