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Helge Andreas Norbakken

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Origin  Norway
Name  Helge Norbakken
Music group  Groupa (1994 – 1996)
Albums  Imeland
Instruments  Drums
Genres  Jazz
Occupation(s)  Musician, composer
Role  Musician

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Helge Andreas Norbakken (born 1965 in Tromsø, Norway) is a Norwegian musician with drums and percussion as principal instruments, married to Dagrun Hjelleset Norbakken (b. 1969), and known for his collaborations with artists such as Mari Boine, Jon Balke (MNO/Bathagraf/Siwan), Kari Bremnes, Maria Joao, Karl Seglem, Becaye Aw, Miki N'Doye, Jovan Pavlovic, and Anne Wylie.


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Helge Andreas Norbakken Helge Andreas Norbakken Biography Composer Jazz musician Norway

Norbakken is a graduate of the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium (1985–88), and is one of the most renowned Scandinavian percussionists. He started going on international venues within Mari Boine Band, and recorded Goaskjinvellja, Lehakastin, Ballvvoslatina, and live Eallin (1997) with her, then continued with Maria Joao, Jon Balke, Kari Brenmes, Ayub Ogada and an impressive list of Norwegian and international musicians.

After working with arvmusic on Mari Boine's tours, he recorded and played live with Ayub Ogada (in trio with Giovanni Amighetti and with a full big band including sound engineer Geir Ostensio, Gjermund Silset, Giovanni Amighetti and Roger Ludvigsen), Vladimir Denissenkov, Tiziana Ghiglioni in "La voce del Mondo" and Guo Yue with Shan Qi. Norbakken developed a very original percussions style, based on sound research, hand-made instruments and original timbres merge. Everything go into strict multirythmical patterns those remember at the same moment Steve Reich, Philip Glass and Doudou N'Dyae Rose works... In studio he is a master in creating particular structures using (many) tracks and percussions over recordings.

Discography (in selection)

With Mari Boine
  • 1993: Goaskinviellja – Ørnebror – Eagle brother (Lean)
  • 1994: Leahkastin (Lean, Verve World)
  • 1996: Radiant Warmth (Antilles)
  • 1997: Eallin – Live (Antilles)
  • 1998: Balvoslatnja – Room of worship (Antilles)
  • 2001: Winter in Moscow (Jaro Medien GmbH), feat. Inna Zhelannaya & Sergey Starostin
  • References

    Helge Andreas Norbakken Wikipedia