«As Hildegunn breathes life into her trumpet and into her bukkehorn (goat’s horn), I listen and I learn to breathe properly, to relax.» David Fishel
In creating Hildegunn Øiseth, the enormous versatility of the Norwegian trumpeter and flugelhorn player stands out: It ranges from being the lead trumpet in Bigbands and her amazing ability on the traditional and exotic Bukkehorn (goat's horn) to the compelling work with her quartet, who convinces with unconventional, nordic-melancholic flavoured jazz strains and melodies.
After her graduation from the Swedish Academy of Music Ingesund in 1990, Hildegunn was a member of the Bohuslän Big Band for almost 10 years after which she began mainly realising her own projects.
The Norwegian lived in South Africa from 1999- 2001, where she intensively occupied herself with the diversity of African music and created the quartet «Uhambo» with whom she recorded two high- profile albums and, with the inclusion of electronic effects, also developed an own musical language.
After many journeys and projects in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, she returned to Norway and released an album with the Scandinavian band «Nordic Beat», with focus on nordic soundscapes. In 2009 she released her first album under her own name, «Hildring». Today, Hildegunn Øiseth lives in Trondheim and is among the most important figures in Norwegian jazz.
Besides the «Hildegunn Øiseth Quartet», with whom she has already released three albums, she is a member of the “Trondheim Jazz Orchestra”, she tours with her own World-music project «Rabalder», which assembles musicians from different parts of the world and she also leads the Norwegian-Palestinian collective «Sharaka». As if that was not enough,Hildegunn Oiseth is a member of Marilyn Mazur's ,Shamania», and, since 2012, has represented Norway in the «Jazz Baltica Ensemble», the well-known festival in Schleswig-Holstein.
Selection of works:
2009: Hildring (MTG Music)
2014: Valencia (Losen Records)
2015: Time Is Coming (Losen Records)
HILDEGUNN ØISETH QUARTET– TIME IS COMING
Hildegunn Øiseth - trumpet, flugelhorn, goat horn
Espen Berg - piano
Mats Eilertsen - bass
Per Oddvar Johansen - drums
«Time is coming» (Øiseth), performed by Hildegunn Øiseth Quartet in Øra studio, Trondheim, Norway, January 2018
Hildegunn Øiseth Quartet: Hildegunn Vuelie
Never again by Hildegunn Øiseth