Ingar Zach - percussion
Martin Küchen - saxophone & pocket radio
Nikos Veliotis - cello & video
Norwegian improviser, percussionist, Ingar Zach (b. June 29th 1971 in Oslo, Norway) begins his percussion training already at age 7 in the local schoolband in Oslo. During his teens he is active in the local jazz big band and also starts a progressive rock band at the age of 15.
From 1993-97 he finds a great interest in Norwegian folk music, and he plays drums/percussion in the successful groups; Chateau Neuf Spelemannslag and Harnihomba, which he tours with in both Europe and North America.
From 1993-94 he studies Musicology at the University in Oslo, Norway, and then moves to Trondheim in 1994 to start a three year study in jazz and composition at the Music Conservatory.
Early 1997 he participates in an exchange program at the Royal Music Academy in Stockholm, Sweden. During his brief residency in Stockholm in 1997 he meets the drummer Raymond Strid and guitar player David Stackenäs. The meeting with these two musicians leeds to a great interest for improvisation. After finishing his three year studies in T rondheim he moves back to Oslo and works as a freelance musician in the field of jazz and improvisation.
In 1998 he meets the guitar player; Ivar Grydeland with whom he develops a close musical relationship. In 2000 he co-founds the record label; SOF A together with
Grydeland, releasing impr ovised music, exclusively(producing 22 productions by may 2007). In 2003 he obtaines the degree Cand. Musicae, for recieving the
master in Chamber Music together with fellow student; Ivar Grydeland at the Music Academy in Oslo, Norway . This is the first master ever given in Norway with only
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