STIAN WESTERHUS

Booking Agent : Giorgio Salmoiraghi

It has been said that Stian Westerhus has little, or no respect for his guitar, but it can surely be argued that he has no respect for music in general! Stian Westerhus has been at the tip of the spear of his generation for the last twenty years pushing boundaries and stretching the perception of our musical heritage. Intimately played, like a part of his own body, Stian’s expressive playing and vocals breaks down the barriers of the electric guitar and the lone performer and bends musical meaning.

Westerhus is best known for his solo performances, but has also been a highly sought after musician for many years and has played with Ulver, Pale Horses, Monolithic, Supersilent, John Paul Jones, Puma, Jaga Jazzist, Nils Petter Molvær, Sidsel Endresen, Punkt, Arve Henriksen, Warped Dreamer, Motorpsycho, Fire!, Colin Stetson, EX EYE, Thomas Lehn, Marcus Schmickler, Jennifer Walshe, Maja Ratkje, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Philharmonie Zuidnederland and many many more. Westerhus has released highly acclaimed solo albums on Rune Grammofon and House of Mythology with several releases receiving awards and norwegian Grammy nominations.

Stian Westerhus is also a highly sought after composer and has written commissioned works for Britten Sinfonia (UK), Trondheim Jazz Orchestra (N), Philharmonie Zuidnederland (NL), ULTIMA festival (N) and more. Westerhus has also collaborated with visual artists like AK Dolven and others, with works displayed at Tate Modern (UK), Galleri OSL (N), OCAT Shanghai (CN) and Galleri Anhava, Helsinki (FI). Westerhus also works with film and photo, and has a recording studio, Pitch Black Star Spangled Studio, in Oslo.

Stian Westerhus has a PhD in Artistic Research from NTNU, Trondheim (N) and sometimes does workshops and seminars.

 
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Tourdates

Date City Venue Country
25/10/22 Salzburg Jazz & The City Festival Austria
04/11/22 Tonsberg Aparte Festival Norway
04/03/23 Inderoy Nils Aas Kunstverksted Norway
11/03/23 Østfold NyMusikk Norway
25/03/23 Kirkenes Barents Spetakkel Festival Norway
29/04/23 Cheltenham Cheltenham Jazz Festival United Kingdom

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