162

Take Five With Andreas Ulvo

By

Sign in to view read count
Meet Andreas Ulvo:
Despite his young age, Andreas Ulvo (b.1983), from Eidskog in Hedmark, has already made a mark for himself on the Norwegian and European jazz scenes. His main projects are his own solo piano project and Eple Trio. Together with the two other members of Eple Trio, he has a Masters degree in improvisation and jazz from the Norwegian Academy of Music. Ulvo also works with other bands/artists like the Mathias Eick Quintet,Karl Seglem and Froy Aagre.

Instrument(s):
Piano.

Teachers and/or influences?
Influences: John Cage, Arvo Pärt, Jan Johansson, Misha Alperin, Dinu Lipatti, Feist, Federico Mompou, Christian Wallumrod.

I knew I wanted to be a musician when...
I never really knew it, it was just the way it went,.

Your sound and approach to music:
Mimimalistic, poetic, dramatic, silent and sometimes loud.

Your dream band:
My dream band should be a band sounding like no other band

Your favorite recording in your discography and why?
I think it would be my latest release, the solo record Light & Loneliness, first of all because it's a very important and personal album for me. It was recorded at my parents' house, at the old Grotrian Steinweg piano on which I learned to play.

The first Jazz album I bought was:
I don't remember what album that was my first, but one of the first I remember listening a lot to was Keith Jarrett Trio, Tokyo '96. The intro from "Summer Night" still haunts me from time to time.

What do you think is the most important thing you are contributing musically?
If people are inspired by my work, if they feel like crying, dancing or making a painting, that's the greatest compliment for me. To convey beauty.

Did you know...
I'm also a photographer.

What is in the near future?
I'm working on writing music for an ensemble that I've been wanting to work with for many years. I won't say anything else at the moment, but I'm really looking forward to it.


Photo Credit
Mike Stemberg

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Take Five with Jose Negroni Take Five With... Take Five with Jose Negroni
by Jose Negroni
Published: November 16, 2017
Read Take Five With Sylvia Brooks Take Five With... Take Five With Sylvia Brooks
by Sylvia Brooks
Published: October 1, 2017
Read Take Five with Debora Galan Take Five With... Take Five with Debora Galan
by Debora Galan
Published: September 17, 2017
Read Take Five with Ralph Hepola Take Five With... Take Five with Ralph Hepola
by Ralph Hepola
Published: August 28, 2017
Read Take Five with Dave Potter Take Five With... Take Five with Dave Potter
by David Potter
Published: August 24, 2017
Read Take Five with Hayley Lam Take Five With... Take Five with Hayley Lam
by Hayley Lam
Published: August 3, 2017
Read "Take Five with Tom Harrison" Take Five With... Take Five with Tom Harrison
by Tom Harrison
Published: December 19, 2016
Read "Take Five with Dave Potter" Take Five With... Take Five with Dave Potter
by David Potter
Published: August 24, 2017
Read "Take Five with Adam Schneit" Take Five With... Take Five with Adam Schneit
by Adam Schneit
Published: January 4, 2017
Read "Take Five with Julian Hartwell" Take Five With... Take Five with Julian Hartwell
by Julian Hartwell
Published: April 20, 2017
Read "Take Five with Hayley Lam" Take Five With... Take Five with Hayley Lam
by Hayley Lam
Published: August 3, 2017
Read "Take Five with Vincent Eury" Take Five With... Take Five with Vincent Eury
by Vincent Eury
Published: June 24, 2017

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.

Please support out sponsor