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Arctic Saxophone
Alexander Manotskov, Terje Bjørklund, Alexander Aarøen

Ola Asdahl Rokkones

Arctic Saxophone

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Format: CD
Label: Lawo Classics
UPC: 7090020182858
Catnr: LWC 1263
Release date: 29 September 2023
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Label
Lawo Classics
UPC
7090020182858
Catalogue number
LWC 1263
Release date
29 September 2023
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About the album

"Living in the Arctic for more than half of my life has certainly changed my perspectives. A region where the days never end during the summer months, and where the dark winter allows the sky to be filled with the play of the northern lights. I live in the city of Tromsø, about 500 km north of the Arctic Circle and about 2000 km south of the North Pole. It’s a place surrounded by the sea and snowy mountains, and with fresh air and a rich wilderness. Yes, it’s not so crowded here, but Tromsø is nevertheless a melting pot where indigenous culture blends with Norwegian and European cultures. This place has undoubtedly had a significant impact on my artistic development.

This album is my second release with saxophone and orchestra, and also the second release where I premiere three new saxophone concertos that I have commissioned. The title Arctic Saxophone is not only a reference to Tromsø but also to the three composers on this recording that all have some link to the Arctic. The two Norwegian composers Alexander Aarøen and Terje Bjørklund both originate from Northern Norway, and the Russian composer Alexander Manotskov caught his inspiration from the Russian city of Arkhangelsk." - Ola Asdahl Rokkones

Artist(s)

Ola Asdahl Rokkones (alto saxophone)

OLA ASDAHL ROKKONES – ALTO SAXOPHONE Ola Asdahl Rokkones (b. 1983) is one of few saxophonists working within the fields of both classical music and jazz. He has studied with several acclaimed teachers including Lars Lien, Vibeke Breian, Jean-Yves Fourmeau and John-Pål Inderberg. In 2012 he received the culture prize of Tromsø Municipality, and in 2018 he was the laureate of the artist grant of the Troms region. In 2019 he was selected as one of the four recipients of the Barents Scholarship, “for valuable and outstanding contribution to the cultural life and cooperation across borders in the Barents Region”. In 2022 he was awarded an artist grant from Ingerid, Synnøve og Elias Fegerstens Stiftelse.   As a classical musician, he has appeared...
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OLA ASDAHL ROKKONES – ALTO SAXOPHONE Ola Asdahl Rokkones (b. 1983) is one of few saxophonists working within the fields of both classical music and jazz. He has studied with several acclaimed teachers including Lars Lien, Vibeke Breian, Jean-Yves Fourmeau and John-Pål Inderberg. In 2012 he received the culture prize of Tromsø Municipality, and in 2018 he was the laureate of the artist grant of the Troms region. In 2019 he was selected as one of the four recipients of the Barents Scholarship, “for valuable and outstanding contribution to the cultural life and cooperation across borders in the Barents Region”. In 2022 he was awarded an artist grant from Ingerid, Synnøve og Elias Fegerstens Stiftelse.
As a classical musician, he has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras in Norway, Russia, Germany and France, among them Arktisk Filharmoni, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mariinsky Symphonic Orchestra. With various constellations he has toured internationally, and performed in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, France, Austria, Russia, Poland, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Turkey, and Brazil. He has commissioned and premiered music by numerous composers, such as Alexander Aarøen, Alexander Manotskov, Terje Bjørklund, Agnes Ida Pettersen, Tine Surel Lange, Herborg Rundberg, Rakel Nystabakk, Helge Iberg, Kjell Habbestad, Martin Romberg, Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen, Erik Stifjell, Lars Skoglund, Håvard Lund, Bodvar Drotninghaug Moe, and Bjørn Breimo.
His discography includes eleven releases of various genres, including the albums Trio Brax (LWC1248) with Julia Neher and Sergej Osadchuk, and Norwegian Saxophone (LWC1162) with Fabio Mastrangelo and the St. Petersburg Northern Sinfonia.
Ola Asdahl Rokkones is an endorsed artist and official ambassador of Henri Selmer Paris Saxophones.

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01.
The Heart, It Soars (2019): The Autumn of Childhood
07:18
(Alexander Aarøen) Ola Asdahl Rokkones, Arktisk Filharmoni
02.
The Heart, It Soars (2019): Spring
11:37
(Alexander Aarøen) Ola Asdahl Rokkones, Arktisk Filharmoni
03.
The Heart, It Soars (2019): All Seasons Must Pass
03:17
(Alexander Aarøen) Ola Asdahl Rokkones, Arktisk Filharmoni
04.
Seven Portraits (2011): Michael
04:59
(Alexander Manotskov) Ola Asdahl Rokkones, Arktisk Filharmoni
05.
Seven Portraits (2011): Jegudiel
03:49
(Alexander Manotskov) Ola Asdahl Rokkones, Arktisk Filharmoni
06.
Seven Portraits (2011): Gabriel
03:49
(Alexander Manotskov) Ola Asdahl Rokkones, Arktisk Filharmoni
07.
Seven Portraits (2011): Barachiel
04:44
(Alexander Manotskov) Ola Asdahl Rokkones, Arktisk Filharmoni
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Seven Portraits (2011): Sealtiel
06:37
(Alexander Manotskov) Ola Asdahl Rokkones, Arktisk Filharmoni
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Seven Portraits (2011): Raphael
03:21
(Alexander Manotskov) Ola Asdahl Rokkones, Arktisk Filharmoni
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Seven Portraits (2011): Uriel
02:53
(Alexander Manotskov) Ola Asdahl Rokkones, Arktisk Filharmoni
11.
Arctic Lines (2020): Short Sami Song
01:33
(Alexander Aarøen, Alexander Manotskov, Terje Bjørklund) Ola Asdahl Rokkones, Arktisk Filharmoni
12.
Arctic Lines (2020): Arctic Winds
04:28
(Terje Bjørklund) Ola Asdahl Rokkones, Arktisk Filharmoni
13.
Arctic Lines (2020): Arctic Landscapes
04:46
(Terje Bjørklund) Ola Asdahl Rokkones, Arktisk Filharmoni
14.
Arctic Lines (2020): Fighting with the Polar Bear
05:13
(Terje Bjørklund) Ola Asdahl Rokkones, Arktisk Filharmoni
15.
Arctic Lines (2020): Arctic November
04:52
(Terje Bjørklund) Ola Asdahl Rokkones, Arktisk Filharmoni
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Arctic Lines (2020): Sami Song
03:03
(Terje Bjørklund) Ola Asdahl Rokkones, Arktisk Filharmoni
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