We are delighted to introduce the premiere of Jakop Janssønn's "Bricoleur"; chamber music influenced by Norwegian and Sami folk music, Nordic jazz and a small hint of African rhythms. All in a minimalist world where melody and rhythm are the main elements of the music.
Drummer and composer Jakop Janssønn has collected inspiration on his journey through his own Northern cultural heritage. Based on the unconventional combination of percussion, fiddle and tuba, Janssønn has composed the music for the album Bricoleur, a musical exploration into his own background as a Nordic resident with multiple identities. Janssønn borrows fundamentals from beats to joik, with features from Norwegian, Russian, Sami and Icelandic traditional music.
Born in 1986, Jakop Janssønn is one of the most in-demand musicians and composers of his generation in Norway and is contributing in many different bands in the Norwegian and Saami music scene. Working as a freelance musician and composer, he has been awarded the Norwegian Grammy for the album Mohjtestasse in the genre traditional/folk music with Marja Mortensson and Daniel Herskedal. In 2016 he received the Young Artist Of The Year Prize (UngKunst-stipendet ) at the Arctic Arts Festival.
This is a live recording from Trondenes church, with strings from the Arctic Philharmonic, in addition to tubaist Daniel Herskedal and violin player Håkon Aase contributing.