Kenneth Sivertsen (musician)
Childhood and youth
Sivertsen debuted as an 8- year-old on the bass guitar at a Christmas party. Some years later he founded with some friends the group " One Two Three". After leaving school he went to the 1977-1979 Community College in Voss, a stay, which meant a lot of music for its further development. Several of the pieces were created at that time guitar released in 1988 on the plate Spor Vinden.
Sivertsen was greatest in part self-taught, but also received a short time guitar lessons by Torbjørn Wiberg and Arild Hansson and composition by Magnar Åm.
In 1981 he wrote his first symphony, Håp, which premiered three years later by the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1983, Sivertsen his first album, Lonely Flygar, out, which was produced by Erik Hillestad and published by the Kirkelig Kulturverksted.
Over the 80 years to come Sivertsen has been through various television and radio appearances and extensive touring, including Jan Eggum known. In 1984 he composed his second symphony, Timeglaset Morgonstjerna above, and the following year the jazz record followed amalgamation. The work Himmelsyn 1988 awarded by the Association of Norwegian popular authors on the work of the year.
Sivertsen eventually became known as a versatile artist and has worked together with the famous American jazz musicians such as Michael Brecker, Mike Mainieri, Tony Levin and Bob Mintzer. Remembering North (1993) and One Day In October (1998) were issued in the U.S. and received rave reviews in the foreign press.
Lived from 1993 to 1998, he worked with Herborg Kråkevik. This collaboration resulted, inter alia, in the successful presentation theater and Kråkeviks plate Wed Haugtussa.
In several of his plates Sivertsen music poems by, among others his sister Solfrid Sivertsen, Birger Røksund, Halldis Moren and Aslaug Vaa Vesaas. Even with the poet Jon Fosse, he worked partially. In addition to his own records Sivertsen also worked with on issues of, inter alia, Sigvart Dagsland, Anne Karin Kaasa, John Kleppevik and Aftenlandet.
On 27 February 2005 Kenneth Sivertsen crashed on the quay in Haugesund as a result of epilepsy seizure and retired at the same time a brain haemorrhage on. Due to the large accumulation of blood in the head part of the skull had to be removed. The parts were temporarily frozen and later implanted again, but Sivertsen suffered repeated bleeding and had to go through further surgery.
In November and December 2006 he four concerts took place in Bømlo honor. The concert series was named after one of his plates Draumespor and showed the breadth of his career as a composer.
Kenneth Sivertsen died on December 24, 2006, 45 years old, Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen. The funeral was held in Bømlo on 29 December 2006. .
- Lonely Flygar (1983 ) - Songs
- Amalgamation (1985 ) - Jazz
- Spor Vinden (1988 ) - Songs
- Flo (1990 ) - Pop / songs
- Remembering North (1993 ) - Jazz
- High Tide (1994 ) - Pop / songs
- The Lilla Kvelven (1995 ) - Chamber Music, with poems by Jon Fosse
- Draumespor (1996 ) - Pop / songs
- Brytningstid (1997) - Commissioned Work
- Melk og Honning (1998) - devotional songs
- One Day In October (1998) - Jazz
- Det Var A Gong (1998) - Weihnachtssingel
- Fløyel (2004) - mix of old and new works
- Kenneth Sivertsen / Eyvind Solås / Magnar Åm: Sivertsen / Solås / Åm (1990 ) - incl Sivertsens composition " For Ope Hav "
- Herborg Kråkevik: Wed Haugtussa (1995 ) - produced and music by Kenneth Sivertsen
- Hansakvartetten: Musikk av Hvoslef, Bergh above Sivertsen (2002) - including "Stone Garden"
- Largo i B minor ( December) (1980 ) - Tenor Saxophone, Piano and String Orchestra
- Spor vinden (1981 ) - for cello and guitar
- Miniature Suite (1981 ) - for wind trio
- Håp - Symfoni nr. 1 (1981 /84) - premiered by the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
- For operational hav I ( 1983) - chamber version
- For operational hav II ( 1983) - orchestral version
- Timeglaset above Morgonstjerna - Symfoni nr. 2 (1984 /89) - premiered by the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
- Festens gave (1984 ) - for choir, flute and piano
- Før above etterdønning (1985 ) - for board composition
- Døtrene (1987 ) - for choir, violin and guitar
- Himmelsyn (1987 ) - For Choir, Jazz Band and Orchestra
- Dragning (1989 ) - for clarinet and string orchestra
- Theatre Music (1990 ) - to play " Since jeg var liten og var jeg vill gal", DNS
- Whistling wind (1990 ) - for girls choir, flute, piano and synthesizer
- Fylg refuel (1990 ) - for, inter alia, Children's choir, Harding fiddle and electric guitar
- Buicken (1991 ) - film music with Reidar Skår
- Brevet til Loise (1991 ) - for girls' choir, piano, cello, flute
- Stone Garden (1991 ) - for string quartet
- På veg til Hardanger (1992 ) - for, inter alia, Harding fiddle, tenor saxophone and piano
- Jordbær under sneen (1993 ) - for strings, jazz orchestra with vocal soloist
- Eiketreet (1994 ) - for Harmonica and Strings
- Brytningstid (1995 ) - Festival Ballet to Carte Blanche
- Sollandet frå grav (2000) - for trumpet
- Requiem (2003) - commissioned for the festival i Bergen