Gala Concert for Edvard Hoem!
"Klangen av Hoem" is a gala-concert for Edvard Hoem, 70 years.
Edvard Hoem, one the most conspicous writers of our time, is celebrated by Moldejazz with a festive concert at Bjørnsonshuset on the final day of the festival.
At the centre of a group of celebrated musicians is singer Ine Hoem and composer Erlend Skomsvoll who have made new arrangements for songs by Hoem.
When Ine Hoem, who has taken Jazz studies in Trondheim, and who has several awarded albums behind her, contacted Moldejazz to suggest a celebration, the festival thought it was a wonderful idea. Erlend Skomsvoll was contacted to arrange music to chosen texts by Edvard. Skomsvoll is a merited pianist, composer and arranger who has worked with big musical names like Chick Corea and Pat Metheny. Together with Ine he is making a performance to be remembered.
Edvard Hoem, one of the most notable writers of our time, is celebrated by Moldejazz with a gala concert on the closing day of the festival. Heading a team of excellent musicians is singer Ine Hoem and master composer Erlend Skomsvoll who has made new arrangements for songs with words by Hoem.
Friends of Kaffistova
When Edvard Hoem started school in Molde, he was immediately a part of a young creative literary environment that too the name kaffistovas venner, after the location for their gatherings in Romasdalsheimen. In a couple of years the group made what must be called Norways first festival of poetry, until the events where made part of Moldejazz. So Edvard was engaged in Moldejazz already in his youth. His connection to Molde was solidified when he wrote the theatre-piece “Kvinnene langs fjorden” (The women by the fjord) for Teatret Vårt (1973) Since then he has developed an authorship with has made him one of the most cherished literary figures.
Only the opening toward the world abroad made this country big
In connection to Moldejazz his epic open speech for the festival in 1989 “Når festivalen opnar” (when the festival opens) is worth mentioning. It is a masterpiece of lyrical prose painting a picture of how jazz came to Norway, and of the universal importance of this form of music (edited exerpt):
And so the song of cities came to our province. An irresolute little town became a New Orleans…. And so the open embrace stands against stingy a time/thinking free thoughts can be thought in a Norway for Norwegians/that believes a Norwegian culture can exist behind closed borders./ It was only the opening towards the world abroad that made this country great.
Edvard himself will contribute to the performance, and he may well include exerpts from the above. Ine Hoem has picked a selection to sing - a mix of psalms and non - sacrale texts from opera-repertoire as well ad translations and more. Ine says this: I grew up with this music, and have been singing many of these songs my whole life. This is a perfect occasion to get to sing my dads songs in new arrangements.” The concert will show how enourmously broad Hoems work has been so far, as a writer of songs, poetry, prose and as a translator.
The sound of Hoem.
The project is called “Klangen av Hoem” and the sound (or timbre. red) is arranged and controlled by Erlend Skomsvoll. He has brought, among others, Edvards collaborator through years henning Sommero, who has written music for many of Hoems texts, and master-ofthe baryton sax John Pål Inderberg. The performance will also reflect other composers collaborations with Hoem and show that the repertoire of this 70-year-old still is is rock solid in 2019, with good texts, innovative music, and a team of musical stars. Skomsvoll tells us, about “The sound of Hoem” that Edvards expression is so personal and distinct that - no matter if he performs his texts himself, or someone else performs them - You will always know he wrote them. This sound is performed in a big format at Moldejazz.
Erlend Skomsvoll, piano and arrangements/Ine Hoem, vocals/Trygve Fiske, double bass/ Håkon Mjåset Johansen, drums/Birger Mistereggen, perkussion, jew´s harp m.m./Martin Myhre Olsen, Hanna Paulsberg/Elisabeth Lied Trøen/John Pål Inderberg, saxophones and moore./Oslo Strings: Ragnhild Lien/Lise Voldsdal/Isa Caroline Holmesland/Kaja Fjellberg Pettersen. Edvard Hoem and Henning Sommerro also takes part.