Oker is an acoustic quartet based in Oslo, consisting of Adrian Fiskum Myhr on bass, Jan Martin Gismervik on drums, Torstein Lavik Larsen on trumpet and Fredrik Rasten on guitar. The music combines material from expanded instrumental techniques with open tonalities and deconstructed grooves. It can be described as rich textures in gradual change, but also as responsive and spontaneous. The ensemble balances between airy gestures and dense collective blocks of sound, and they are exploring both improvisation and fully composed pieces in their musical approaches.
Their debut record "Husene våre er museer" was released on SOFA music in 2018, and they have toured extensively in Europe over the last five years.