Tuba player and composer Daniel Herskedal achieved his international breakthrough in 2015 with the album Slow Eastbound Train. Since then he has toured widely with his own band in Europe and Asia, and in 2017 he released the album The Roc. Both recordings gained highly favourable reviews in the international press and this led to several commissions, among them one for the BBC Concert Orchestra during the 2016 London Jazz Festival. På OJF you can witness the first performance of the commissioned work Old Salt Legends with the Daniel Herskedal Trio and the Royal Norwegian Navy Band (Marinemusikken).
An Old Salt is a seafarer with many tales to tell of life at sea, often highly imaginative ones. In recent years Herskedal has undertaken study trips and toured Syria, Palestine and Lebanon, and his compositional method, and way of playing, have been deeply inspired both by the music and the people he has encountered. Herskedal has composed a work that combines musical interpretations of the seven seas with a meeting between East and West.
The Royal Norwegian Navy Band is one of Northern Europe’s leading concert bands and has performed around the world. They glide effortlessly between different genres and have played with a number of well-known artists such as Bjørn Eidsvåg, Jan Eggum, Arve Tellefsen and Erik Bye. It was together with Bye that they were awarded a Spellemann prize in 2003.
The Oslo University Aula has staged a series of exciting concerts throughout its history, and this encounter between the Daniel Herskedal Trio and the Royal Norwegian Navy Band will further extend this tradition. The compelling impulses from different musical genres og Herskedal’s cinematic and melodic compositional style will all help make this a memorable summer evening in the Aula.
Daniel Herskedal Trio:
- Daniel Herskedal – Tuba, bass trumpet and compositions
- Eyolf Dale – piano
- Helge Norbakken – percussion