Tord Gustavsen

“Tengo muchas ganas de conectar en el escenario de los Jameos del Agua con el público de Lanzarote”.

El sonido del piano tocado por Tord Gustavsen se oirá en nuestro Festival de Música Visual de Lanzarote este sábado 07 de octubre en el encantador y único auditorio de los Jameos del Agua. Gustavsen representa una parte importante en las revelaciones de mundo del jazz noruego. Este ganador del Norwegian Grammy Award nos sorprenderá con la magia de sus composiciones. Conécelo ahora un poco más a través de esta entrevista que nos ha concedido.

Are you visiting Lanzarote for the first time?

For the first time as musician, yes but I was in Lanzarote for holidays once many years ago.

What are you expecting from Lanzarote? Do you think that the island could be helpfull for inspiration?

Yes, I think so. I expect unique nature and beautiful scenery - and a spectacular concert venue. Really looking forward to seeing it, and to connecting with the audience.

→Jarle Vespestad y Simin Tander forman parte de su proyecto musical desde antes de lanzar su último disco en 2016.

Did you know the existence of a festival like the Festival of Visual Music of Lanzarote?

 I had not heard of it until the festival contacted me.

What experience could we enjoy from your concert?

You can experience strong melodies, very tight interplay, un-sweetened musical beauty, and creative improvisation; and a very special repertoar that builds a bridge between cultures - performing ancient Christian hymns re-worked as Sufi poems.  And our concerts are like a musical journey from beginning to end with both meditative stillness and inner dynamics  

What are your expectations of the public and the own Festival?

I hope the audience is open to going on the musical and spiritual journey with us.

What are your new projects?

The project with Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad has been my main musical formation since the release of my latest album in 2016. In addition, I have been working on re-formulating the piano-bass-drums trio, which is what I started my career doing, with Jarle Vespestad on drums and Sigurd Hole on bass. Also, I do projects with choir, duo with saxophonist Tore Brunborg, and solo performances. A wide variety of musical settings, but a very clear inner musical connection between them.

If Lanzarote were an instrument or a sound, which would you identify with?

A very interesting question.. Maybe an loud or a large dark-sounding flute? Or a brown, old grand piano which has been used and played extensively over the years, but still in good shape and sounding mellow and warm