Pianist, improvisator and composer Kjetil Mulelid has distinguished himself as an inventive artist, blending genres like jazz, psalms and free jazz in his music. After studying jazz at the acknowledged “Jazzlinja” in Trondheim (NO), he has played concerts and toured with his own music / projects in the whole Scandinavia, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, France, Germany, England, The Faroe Islands, Serbia and USA. In october 2017 he released his first self titled album with his trio on Rune Grammofon, which got honored by critics all over the world ("Best of the year" Jazz FM UK, “a magical album" - The Wire UK, “timeless quality" - Baby Blaue DE, “Unbelievable" - Written In Music NL). He has also released several well spoken albums with other projects like Wako and Kjemilie, and he has played and worked with many great musicians as Arve Henriksen, Kirsti Huke, Ola Kvernberg, Eirik Hegdal, and Nils-Olav Johansen.
Torkjell Hovland is a bassplayer, composer and musicologist from Ørsta, but lives in Oslo. He wrote his master thesis on silence and the Wandelweiser collective, and works with silence in his own music. He’s also a board member in the music festival Sommarljom and reviews music for Jazznytt magazine and jazzinorge.no.
DJ 99 - Guttorm Andreasen had his first DJ gig at his school youth club in the winter of 1980. He has been at it ever since. Guttorm has DJed at most clubs and festivals in Norway. He has also travelled the world extensively, DJ’ing from London to Sofia to Barcelona to Bishkek.
Guttorm Andreasen is one of the most experienced journalists in Norway, having worked as a host, presenter and reporter in broadcast radio, tv and print since 1985. He produced and presented literally thousands of music shows during more than 20 years with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, the NRK.
A well-known and respected music journalist, Guttorm Andreasen is also a popular moderator, public speaker, musician and promoter.
Erik Holm is a drummer, producer and dj based in Oslo. Previously collaborated with Bobby Hughes Combination, Bugge Wesseltoft, Beady Belle among others. He is also the eastside of the dj-team Jassbox Oslo, spinning jazz, soul, funk at Nasjonale Jazzscene, Victoria every last Sathurday of the month. He also travels with his own club, Dance to the drummers beat.
Forging modern sounds with ancient knowledge systems by musical outsiders and forward thinking mainstreamers - From experimental electronics, post rock and beat science jams in dub to sonic docu-poems, post classical and pop.
Sara is a former DJ, music blogger, club promoter, band promoter, and illustrator with some mad pastry skills and a life long obsession with Björk.
Norwegian indie rockers Avind stems from the countryside but have found peace in the capital city of Oslo. The lyrics, sung in the Norwegian dialect Sunnmøring, reflects on living an urban life while still feeling connected to the haunting Norwegian nature. Lead singer Tonje Tafjord lure you into a world where big city life, the tranquility of nature and the relations that arises between people in this context, is accompanied by distinct guitar riffs and noisy harmonies.
David Stephen Grant is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Film Music Composition at the Norwegian Film School and Norwegian Academy of Music. As a composer, Grant works on a diverse range of projects, ranging from acoustic concert music to dark electronic noise art and music for experimental theatre.
Tapewind is a new band from Oslo (Norway) whose diverse musical backgrounds span from pop and 60s beat to noise music. Tapewind’s signature sound is built on these very contrasts, combining pop melodies with roaring fuzz sounds and deep, earth-shattering bass notes. In their contributions to SVS Radio they explore and untangle the musical web around some of their central musical influences in an attempt to find its place in music history
Gregor Riddell plays the cello and writes music. Original projects include BirdWorld, Tre Voci and KGB, having also been a founder member of Solstice String Quartet, Living Room in London and Odysseus Piano Trio.
Recent commissions include Doe-eyed, Clean-cut for Duo TÖ, Latent, Paper Tiger for solo violin and electronics performed and recorded by Galya Bisengalieva, Hiraeth for Asamisimasa Ensemble at Borealis Festival (Norway), a double cello concerto premiered in La Paz (Bolivia) and a work for cello and electronics written for the BEAST sound system at Birmingham University. Gregor has also written for the London Contemporary Orchestra with whom he is a regular principle player having collaborated with artists including Radiohead, Qasim Naqvi, Sarah Davachi, Actress, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, among many others.
Since living in Norway he has performed with artists and ensembles including Mette Henriette, Frøy Aagre, Hildur Guðnadóttir, JAR, Ola Kvernberg, 1816, Neon and Cikada Ensembles; recorded chamber works by Simon Steen-Andersen with the Oslo Sinfonietta; and, alongside Rob Lewis, created SVS.
BirdWorld will release their debut album UNDA on Focused Silence on the 2019 autumn Equinox accompanied by a UK tour.
Gregor lives both in London and Oslo.
Photo: Wolf James Photography
Aside from co-founding SVS Radio with Gregor Riddell, Rob Lewis is an active producer, sound designer, and electronic musician based in London.