Bing Search

Arve Henriksen

:

Biography

Arve Henriksen
Born: Mar 22, 1968 in Stranda, Norway
Genre: Jazz, World
Biography
Arve Henriksen is a classically trained musician whose ethereal, Japanese-influenced trumpet playing has literally placed him in a league of his own. He was born in Stranda, Norway, and educated at the Trondheim Conservatory. It was during his time at the conservatory that a friend gave Henriksen a tape recording of the shakuhachi flute. Henriksen was hooked. "I let the music 'ring' and develop in my head," he said. "I was astonished by the sound of this flute." His interest in minimalist Japanese music went on to have a profound effect on his trumpet playing and his music career.

Henriksen went on to collaborate with numerous musicians on avant-garde, minimalist, and Eastern-influenced music, working with artists such as Anders Jormin, Edward Vesala, and the Source, before striking out on his own with 2001's Sakuteiki. He is also trumpeter in the improvisational jazz groups Supersilent and Food with Thomas Strønen, Iain Ballamy, and Mats Eilertsen; the latter recorded their debut, Veggie, in 2002.

Several albums followed over the years, including 2004's critically acclaimed Chiaroscuro, 2007's Strjon, and his acclaimed ECM debut, Cartography, in 2009. Henriksen's credits also include contributions to the works of other artists as musician, arranger, and producer. He has worked with the Christian Wallumrød Ensemble, Arild Andersen, Jon Balke, Sinikka Langeland Ensemble, and David Sylvian, among others.

In 2012, he recorded Black Swan in duet with drummer Teun Verbruggen, and followed it with the vinyl-only box set Solidification, which collected his first three albums with bonus material, and a new recording entitled Chron. In 2013, he issued the completely solo Places of Worship to wide acclaim. The Solidification box set had sold well, yet fans who purchased the earlier recordings in their initial releases demanded that Chron be issued on its own. Henriksen and Rune Grammofon accommodated them. In February of 2014, they re-released it in a double package with a companion disc of new material and titled it Chron + Cosmic Creation. ~ Margaret Reges & Thom Jurek, Rovi

more on msn music
Miranda Lambert/Pharrell Williams/Janelle Monae
See highlights from this summers' biggest current tours and festivals
Ed Sheeran: From touring with Taylor to a single with Pharrell, British troubadour navigates to pop's mainstream
Most memorable BET moments: Check out six highlights from the 2014 awards' nearly four hour event
Courtney on Kurt: His widow and Hole front woman reveals Cobain was "desperate" to achieve rock stardom
Prince reigns: The funk-rock-pop wizard reveals another full-length set ready to roll out for fans