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Nils Økland

vn, *1961 NO
Musician of Jazz, World and Folk

Norwegian Hardanger fiddler of neo-folk, contemporary, classical and improvised music. He was musical director of the Ole Bull Academy in Norway for six years, has performed as a soloist with orchestras and ensembles throughout Europe, and has conducted several tours for the Norwegian Concert Institute. He has presented debut performances of several works for solo Hardanger fiddle and orchestra, including self-composed pieces. Økland has contributed to a number of recordings as a member of the Balkan Ensemble (1984), part of a duo (1986) with Bjørnar Andresen (Garbarek/Rypdal/Finnerud Trio), and other groups. Brother of Torbjørn Økland

     
Instruments
  • Violin
  • Vocals
  • Viola
Genres
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Folk
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
Fanitullen (Wild Dance), Op. 21 on Norwegian Rhapsody - Orchestral Favourites by Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Winter Darkness - Mørketid on Neve by Nils Økland & Georg Buljo
Lysning on Lysning by Nils Økland
Drøm on Lysning by Nils Økland
Lavvo on Neve by Nils Økland & Georg Buljo
Blankt vatn on Glødetrådar by Nils Økland
Flukt on Lysning by Nils Økland
Sjanti on Glødetrådar by Nils Økland
Ø on Monograph by Nils Økland
Floke on Neve by Nils Økland & Georg Buljo

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Mono No AwareLinus + Nils Økland / Niels Van Heertum / Ingar Zach2017Album
Felt Like Old FolkLinus + Nils Økland / Niels Van Heertum2016Album
NeveGeorg Buljo • Nils Økland2014Album
W. (Musikk Av Hans W. Brimi)Gjermund Larsen Trio • Nils Økland & Sigbjørn Apeland • Per Anders Buen Garnås • Hått • Leif Ingvar Ranøien • Erlend Viken & Aslak O. Brimi • Astrid Sulheim • Gudbrandsdølenes Spelmannslag2012Album
Lysøen - Hommage À Ole BullNils Økland / Sigbjørn Apeland2011Album
1982Sigbjørn Apeland, Øyvind Skarbø, Nils Økland : 19822009Album
MonographNils Økland2009Album
Abel En NorvègeNils Økland, Elisabeth Seitz, Philippe Pierlot2007Album
BrisNils Økland2004Album
StraumNils Økland2000Album
HorizonNils Økland1998Album
Blå HardingNils Økland1996Album
Nils Økland/Bjørnar AndresenNils Økland, Bjørnar Andresen1986Album
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