Bente Illevold

Klangen fra de dype skoger

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Lawo Classics
UPC: 7090020182179
Catnr: LWC 1195
Release date: 17 April 2020
1 CD
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€ 19.95
Lawo Classics
Catalogue number
LWC 1195
Release date
17 April 2020

About the album

"Klangen fra de dype skoger" (Sounds from the deep forests) is the sound of a human being who does not separate their identity from their music. It is a sound rooted in a simple upbringing with good values, in a society where time stands still…where, as a child, one can be one with nature and culture hour after hour – completely undisturbed.

Sounds from the deep forests is the sound of a divided human being, in the face of academic norms and demands, whose natural and spontaneous musicality drowns in the correct and restrained expression of the classical world.

Sounds from the deep forests is the sound of a human being rising again, where creativity, will, and faith win in the end, where identity and music are one, while the trivial instrumental barriers are breached and the boundaries only face resistance in their own boldness.

Sounds from the deep forests is musician Bente Illevold’s idea of expressing her own life, rooted in tradition, identity, and artistic innovation. Five composers have been challenged to channel the natural beauty and musical traditions of Rendalen, together with the seemingly mellow and measured character traits of Østerdalen, through new compositions for euphonium. The project contains, as of 2019, seven works, where the two largest are preserved on this recording.


Bente Illevold (b. 1983) comes from Rendalen in Østerdalen and plays the euphonium. Over the past few years, she has left her mark as an innovative performer and has gained recognition for her performances of several new works for the instrument, both at home and abroad. She has a master’s degree from the Norwegian Academy of Music and has performed with several of the country’s professional bands and orchestras.

Bente is passionate about expanding the euphonium repertoire and allowing the instrument to unfold in new constellations and contexts. She works daily as a freelance musician and is regularly invited as a guest teacher at the country’s educational institutions and as a soloist at international festivals.

Bente is an international S.E. Shires euphonium artist, and performs exclusively on Shires Q41 euphoniums.

Anders Kregnes Hansen (b. 1983) is a percussionist with a strong focus on contemporary music, performance, and innovative genres. He excels both as a chamber musician and soloist.

Hansen is a versatile musician who regularly works with most of the professional orchestras in Norway, as well as in the contemporary ensembles Aksiom and Oslo Sinfonietta. He also has contributed to several recordings in contemporary music, classical, jazz, and pop/rock. Of these, several have been nominated for the Norwegian Grammy Award (Spellemannprisen). As an educator he has held masterclasses at several musical institutions in Norway.

Hansen holds a master’s degree classical percussion performance from the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he studied under Kjell Tore Innervik and Tomas Nilsson. During these studies he wrote a dissertation on composers and performers in creative collaboration.


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