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Hildegunn Oiseth: Valencia

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A name is sometimes able to conjure a whole world. In the case of Norwegian trumpeter Hildegunn Øiseth, the name of the Spanish city Valencia embodies a wealth of associations and feelings, which find their way into her music. Her album Valencia was recorded in producer Odd Gjelsnes' Studio Berxeta and the contrast between the peaceful orange plantation where the studio is located and the pulsating passion of the city seeps into the music. The opener “Sacred" and “Sårt" are both quiet meditations where Øiseth's spacious tone sings profoundly into the silence, whereas “Chasing ...



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