Background and activities

Eirik Hegdal is an highly acclaimed  saxophonist and composer, living in Trondheim, Norway.
He is leading several bands: 

Team Hegdal (with André Roligheten, Ole Morten Vågan and Gard Nilssen) 

Eirik Hegdal «Musical Balloon» (with Eivind Lønning, Mattias Ståhl, Nils-Olav Johansen, Ole Morten Vågan and Jon Fält), 

his folk band «Følk» (with Sofia Jernberg, Unni Løvlid, Gjermund Larsen and Hans Hulbækmo), and the trio en en en (together with Michael Duch and Tor Haugerud) for the moment including Johan Lindström.

 

He was the artistic leader for the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra from 2002-2017, writing and arranging music for many editions of this 

ensemble, including great musicians as Joshua Redman, Maria Kannegaard, Pat Metheny and Dave Holland. 

 

He is a part of Martin Küchen’s «Angles 9», Skarbø Skulekorps, Oscar Grönberg Trio, 

Alpaca Ensemble, Gard Nilssen’s «Supersonic Orchestras», Trondheim Jazz Orchestra.

 

Hegdal is an associate professor at NTNU / jazz studies in Trondheim. (50% position)

He has won a Spellemann (Norwegian Grammy) for «best jazz album» with Team Hegdal in 2015, was nominated to TONOs Komponistpris (Grammy for composers) in 2019,  has been writing music for Trondheim Sinfonietta, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bodø Sinfonietta, Alpaca Ensemble, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, commissioned work for Vossa Jazz (2018) («Musical Balloon»), he was granted the Kongsberg Jazz Festival’s (Norway) own musical award, resulting in three unique concerts at the festival in 2019.

 

Discography with music by Eirik Hegdal:

 

Dingobats:

“The New Dingobats Generation” (1998) 

Pöck” (2001) 

Follow” (2004).

 

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Eirik Hegdal

«We are?» (2005) 

«Live in Oslo» (2006) (arranger of Maria Kannegaards music)

«Wood and Water» (2008)

«Triads and More» (2010, with Joshua Redman)

«Sidewalk Comedy» (2014)

Eirik Hegdal

«Musical Balloon» (2019)

 

Alpaca Ensemble/Eirik Hegdal

«Skråpanel» (EP 2007)

«Tapet Tapet!» (2007)

«Elevator» (2010)

«Moving Slow» (2014)

«Mekatonia» (2017)

 

Team Hegdal

«Vol 1» (2010)

«Vol 2» (2011)

«Vol 3» (2015)

«Vol 4» (2017)

 

en en en

«Rød & Blå» (2011)

«Grønn & Gul» (2017)


You are most welcome to visit www.eirikhegdal.com

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

2020

  • Lie, Marianne Baudouin; Hegdal, Eirik; Lindquist, Ellen; Sørlie, Stine; Ratkje, Maja Solveig Kjelstrup; Grenager, Lene. (2020) Atlantis, Utopia & Ulvedrømmer. Atlantis, Utopia & Ulvedrømmer

2019

  • Duch, Michael Francis; Hegdal, Eirik; Haugerud, Tor. (2019) enenen i London. enenen i London
  • Duch, Michael Francis; Hegdal, Eirik; Haugerud, Tor. (2019) enenen i Reykjavik. enenen
  • Duch, Michael Francis; Hegdal, Eirik; Haugerud, Tor; Lindström, Johan. (2019) enenen med Johan Lindström. enenen med Johan Lindström
  • Duch, Michael Francis; Lindstrøm, Johan; Hegdal, Eirik; Haugerud, Tor. (2019) enenen og Lindstrøm på Antikvariatet. null

2018

  • Corea, Chick; Skomsvoll, Erlend; Hegdal, Eirik; Vågan, Ole Morten. (2018) Turné med Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Chick Corea. Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Chick Corea
  • Duch, Michael Francis; Hegdal, Eirik; Haugerud, Tor. (2018) Crispin Glover konsert. null
  • Duch, Michael Francis; Hegdal, Eirik; Haugerud, Tor. (2018) enenen. null
  • Duch, Michael Francis; Hegdal, Eirik; Haugerud, Tor. (2018) enenen Dokkhuset. null
  • Haugerud, Tor; Hegdal, Eirik. (2018) Duo, søndag i Vår Frue. Hegdal/Haugerud Duo
  • Haugerud, Tor; Hegdal, Eirik; Bø, Else; Årskog, Stig Førde; Lie, Marianne Baudouin; Stang, Sigrid Elisabeth; Duch, Michael Francis; Melhus, Ole Jørgen; Sjelmo, Vigdis; Skaslien, Bergmund; Burt, Matt; Lorentzen, Truls; Formo, Daniel Buner. (2018) Releasekonsert Arrival Hall, Alpaca Ensemble/Dog & Sky. Arrival Hall
  • Haugerud, Tor; Hegdal, Eirik; Lie, Marianne Baudouin; Bø, Else; Stang, Sigrid Elisabeth; Melhus, Ole Jørgen; Pettersen, Sissel Vera; Aarskog, Stig Førde. (2018) Mekatonia. Mekatonia
  • Hegdal, Eirik. (2018) Musical Balloon. Musical Balloon
  • Hegdal, Eirik; Johansen, Nils-Olav; Vågan, Ole Morten; Ståhl, Mattias; Fält, Jon; Lønning, Eivind Nordseth. (2018) Tingingsverket på Vossa Jazz 2018. Musical Balloon
  • Hegdal, Eirik; Lie, Marianne Baudouin; Bø, Else; Stang, Sigrid Elisabeth; Haugerud, Tor; Stai, Morten Berger; Pettersen, Sissel Vera; Borch, Rolf; Melhus, Ole Jørgen. (2018) Mekatonia in Concert. Mekatonia
  • Hegge, Bjørn Marius; Hegdal, Eirik. (2018) Bjørn Marius Hegge "Occurrences". Occurrences
  • Kuchen, Martin; Hegdal, Eirik. (2018) 2 konserter i Canada med Angles 7. Angles 7
  • Kuchen, Martin; Hegdal, Eirik. (2018) Angles 8 på Ground Music Festival, Brescia, Italia. Angles 8
  • Kuchen, Martin; Hegdal, Eirik. (2018) Angles 9 på ZomerJazzFietstour, Groningen, Nederland. Angles 9
  • Lie, Marianne Baudouin; Haugerud, Tor; Bø, Else; Hegdal, Eirik; Duch, Michael Francis; Stig Førde, Aarskog; Stang, Sigrid Elisabeth; Melhus, Ole Jørgen. (2018) Mekatonia in Concert. Mekatonia