Elisabeth Vatn - Piper on the Roof
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Elisabeth Vatn - Piper on the Roof

Oslo, Oslo County, Norway | INDIE

Oslo, Oslo County, Norway | INDIE
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2009 Piper on the Roof (Grappa/Heilo)
2007 Asymmetrical Music Orchestra (SOFA)
2003 Tigerlily (Tigerlily)(Grappa/Heilo)
2001 Curing Norwegian Stiffness (Chateau Neuf
Spelemannslag) (Grappa/Heilo)
2001 Visions de L’Amen for two pianos (Olivier
Messiaen (Lindberg Lyd
2000 Harnihomba ( Harnihomba) (Grappa/Heilo) 1999 Tonebilder (Composer Tone Groven Holmboe)
1997 Stolen Goods, (Chateau Neuf
Spelemannslag) (North Side)
1996 Tjuvgods (Chateau Neuf
Spelemannslag) (Grappa/Heilo)
1995 Gamle Guro, (Chateau Neuf
Spelemannslag, Deutches Shallplatten Kritik
1995) (Feuer und Eis)
1994 Spell (Chateau Neuf Spelemannslag)
(Grappa/Heilo)

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Elisabeth Vatn
– Piper on the
Roof ensemble

Piper on the Roof is Elisabeth Vatn’s latest bagpipe ensemble which album-debuted to critical acclaim earlier this year. Originally a classically trained pianist,Vatn began her bag-pipe career during a stay in Macedonia in 1993. Later she would learn of the existence of a Nordic/Swedish variant of the instrument and Vatn is currently one of the instrument’s few practitioners – having put down a considerable effort into the work of preserving the Swedish bag-pipe tradition and finding a contemporary context for the distinct instrument’s rich timbre. As a performer, Vatn has been active across the genre spectrum, performing in classical settings, with improv ensembles, in pop/rock groups as well as a wide variety of traditional folk music outfits. Vatn has released a number of critically acclaimed albums both as a solo performer, and with such ensembles as Tigerlily, Chateu Neuf Spelemannslag and Harnihomba – as a classical performer she put out a duo piano recording of Messiaen’s ‘Visions de L’Amen’. Additional 2009 projects includes a collaboration with renowned improv artist, organist and contemporary composer Nils Henrik Aasheim, composition of a commissioned work for Concerts Norway, touring the Norwegian Stave Churches, a duo with folk singer Øyonn Groven Myhren, and a string of solo live performances.

Line up: Elisabeth Vatn: Swedish bagpipes, harmonium, clarinettes | Anders Røine: Jew's Harp, Langeleik, Hardanger fiddle, acc.guitars & el.guitars | Mattis Kleppen: el.bass | Harald Skullerud: percussion

Upcoming concerts/projects 2010 with Elisabeth Vatn - Piper on the Roof ensemble:

February
• Wang stavechurch in Poland, recording of the project “Tjære Være Treklang”

March/April:
• Danube Music Festival (Austria, Germany 28.march-2.april)
• Ollin Kan festival, Mexico
May:
• Reed festival in Osaka, Japan
• Church concerts: Oslo Domkirke, Stavanger Domkirke, Nidarosdomen, Bergen Johanneskirken (m. Nils Henrik Asheim, Lasse MArhaug, Paal Nilsen Love, Frode Gjerstad, Elisabeth Vatn)
• Fløytefestivalen (Ofsdal, Villa, Vatn)
June:
• Ollin Kan festival, Porto, Portugal
June/August
• Tjære Være Treklang tour in Stave churches
September
• Concert tour Japan, 15-29.september (Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe,

October-December
• School concerts Norway

December
• CD- recording, second album Piper on the Roof