In the dusk of a warm summer evening, two of the country’s most versatile musicians and composers will give us an inherent and mellow musical experience.
Ola Kvernberg and Kristoffer Lo have worked together for many years in various contexts, most recently in 2017 with an electronic work commisioned for the prestigious STARMUS festival. For St. Olav Festival, they focus on their respective careers as film composers.
Scores is an accoustic concert with a selection from more than 15 films for which they have composed in the course of the last eight years, including Trondheimreisen, Pappas siste reis, Cocks & Crosses, Jag etter vind, Welcome to Norway, Two Raging Grannies and Nord.
Since his breakthrough around the millennium, the violinist has played a central rolle in the Norwegian music scene. His earliest musical influence was folk music. He studied music and was first noticed as a string swing musician with Hot Club de Norvège when he was just 17. He has made his mark in many contrasting contexts, from Joshua Redman and Pat Metheny to Gammalgrass, Motorpsycho, Jo Nesbø and Trondheimsolistene. His breakthrough as composer came with the Spellemann award-winning recording Liarbird in 2011, followed by critic acclaimed and award-winning albums Northern Tapes, The Mechanical Fair and Steamdome. He has composed the music for a considerable number of films and was awarded both the Amanda prize and the Kanon prize for the music for Jag etter vind.
Started his career in Vestby school music band, as rapper in the hiphop group SkiBohémene and as guitarist in the emo band Euphonia. He then took the jazz programme at NTNU. Has attracted attention through bands such as Pelbo, Trondheim Jazzorkester, Highasakite, Sunswitch and YODOK, and has played with Motorpsycho, Sondre Justad, Ida Jenshus, Trondheimsolistene, Marit Larsen and Årabrot. He has three Spellemann awards with Highasakite and has been nominated to «Album of the Year» with his own recording with Trondheim Jazzorkester.
He has composed, among other things, the music for the NRK documentary Pappas siste reis, the music documentary Cocks & Crosses (André Løyning) and most recently for Trondheimsreisen (Magnus Skatvold).