Manana - Hildegunn Øiseth

Hildegunn Øiseth is one of the most versatile and exciting trumpet players in Scandinavia. Her distinctive sound combines timeless elegance, a very personal, natural language of improvisation with dreamlike stylistic confidence. Watching her is like seeing a powerful poet at work; she is touching the hearts of the audience and her fellow musicians with every single note. 

WITH THE FORCE AND POETIC WARMTH OF A MASTER 

Today, the most powerful voice in a domain often referred to as “the Nordic sound” belongs to Hildegunn Øiseth. When she lifts the goat horn to her lips, she fills the room with the musical power of a master, while at the same time expressing a poetic warmth that is uniquely hers. 

Those of us who crave our daily dose of ethno-electronica are equally enthusiastic when Hildegunn Øiseth this time around also tries out her electronically adapted trumpet sound in an unusually responsive acoustic band. Manana embraces more of Hildegunn Øiseth’s dynamic universe than her previous releases, while allowing her sensitive and down-to-earth personality to shine as vulnerably as ever. 

- Ivar Orvedal

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