JAZZPAR Artists - Eivind Aarset

Eivind Aarset (N), b. 1961. Performed with Future Song at the JAZZPAR 2001 Concerts.

Through his 17 years as professional musician Aarset has been involved in surprisingly different projects including film music. He has played and recorded with musicians as diverse as Nana Vasconselos, Mike Manieri, Django Bates, Ray Charles and Cher. The bulk of his activities has of course been with Scandinavians. Leading musicians like Arild Andersen, Lars Danielsson, Nils-Petter Molvær, Bugge Wesseltoft and Marilyn Mazur have called for Eivind Aarset.

Since 1998 his Électronique Noire - a sonic sci-fi oriented project - has left its mark on European festivals. In the shadow of the 1970s Pink Floyd and Miles Davis, Aarset uses drum machines, samplers and any other electronic gadget in unconventional ways related to the scenes of so-called ambient, drum'n'bass and techno.

If you talk of new conceptions of jazz at the turn of this millennium you have to mention Eivind Aarset.

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