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Wed, 2018-11-07 20:44

Søndag steg ballongene til værs da Son Spa slo på stortromma og lot undertegnede få frie tøyler....risky business, men med et alltid uforglemmelig og vinnende utfall. Såpebobler, magedans og usensurert humor var noen av ingrediensene publikum fikk servert med tilslørte bondepiker og bakoversveis. Er dere nestemann ut? 

Café de Concert rundet faktisk 15 år i slutten av september. For en reise! For et eventyr! Konserter, konsertserier og festivaler i hele Skandinavia og Estland, store deler av Russland og USA, flere land i Asia, på de Karibiske øyer, i Australia, de Arabiske Emirater. Frankrike, Italia. Istanbul 4 egne steder i Oslo, og kronjuvelen på Manhattan, New York. "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to persue them", sa Walt Disney. Jeg husker pappa knyttet neven sammen, strammet bicepsen, så meg i øynene og sa: "Always be fearless, Aksel". Da var jeg 7 år. Nå er jeg 37 og jeg ser ut mot horisonten og svarer deg det samme som sist, pappa: Yes, Sir!

Et av høydepunktene i de gamle komponisters liv var vel at det ble laget en byste eller en statue av komponisten i sin egen levetid. I disse moderne tider slår jeg meg på brystet og føler sannsynligvis den samme stolthet over å ha blitt udødeliggjort på dassen til Alna Senter, med et bilde av undertegnede, Lotte Hellstrøm Hestad og stortingsrepresentant Jan Bøhler, nettopp på dassen på Alna Senter. Takk til Hans Georg Helberg for initiativet, det ble en dritbra og intim konsert, og Hans-Øivind Sørem Granerud for å løfte blikket ved pissoaret i dag - på dassen på Alna Senter.  Leve galskapen, folkens! Shit happens!

Og ja...vi var SÅ KLART ute og SUPet utenfor Son Spa før konsert!!!!!!

Wed, 2018-10-10 10:52

Playing on a truck driving through Transylvania in Romania, late September, is by far one of the craziest things I have ever done, what fun that was!!! Did a master class for students in Cluj Napoca and a children's concert there also right before doing a lot of fun stuff in Tønsberg's Musikk i Setrum festival! Did a lot of other cool things the past few weeks also! Yesterday I was hanging out on the beach with a cool dude I met in Thailand, today working a little in Milano, tomorrow back to the ring in Oslo!
Thu, 2018-06-07 22:19

Home court advantage at Vulkan Arena, playing for people from all over the globe in one set, presenting the music in Russian, Bosnian, Arabic, Italian and Hebrew, with Baba in my heart. Invited 80 seniors next door to Café de Concert shortly after. Then most of the time in bewteen concerts so far in June I have been on the water representing the coolest sport (next to basketball) there is! Check this out!
Wed, 2018-05-23 21:48

Baba was presented to the Ukranian audience in words and music on May 19th in Kharkiv with Kharkiv Philharmonic Orchestra. He was honored as a legend, like the legend he is. I salute you Baba, I will forever be your solider.

Aksel Kolstad:

Concerto pour piano et orchestre, Opus 45: A.L.H. 

Dedicated to my father, Albert Leon Hazan

 

Allegro - Adagio - Allegro (Presto)

(Cadenza I: Fantasia, Cadenza II: Intermezzo, Cadenza III: La Pluie)

Fri, 2017-06-02 19:41


Som highlights from April and May...
- Performed in Tallinn and tried to husstle afterwords at Tallinn Music Week
- Checked out urban surfing in München
- Tried make some bucks in NYC, broke the pull up record at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (IN A SUIT)
- "Har meldt flytting"
- Tok med Ringnes på SUP
- Had a couple of big shows
- Celebrated May 17th as it should be celebrated. On a SUP board.
- Surfed a little in Cascais and played a mini concert in between sets of waves
- Still got game (at least a fat hamboard)

PS: Står på side 132 i det nyeste leksikonet over norske komponister gjennom tidene (samtidskomponister og klassikere) STAS!

Thu, 2017-04-06 10:02

 It´s out :) So happy! And a little proud! It is on Spotify, Tidal, iTunes etc. Go nuts, be a lunatic!! Read more about the project here. Here are two of the latest small gerilja articles about SUP at home and SUP at workPerformed in Olavshallen in Trondheim for Idrett Uten Alkohol, and did a little shimmy shake and bake.... Performed in Tallinn for NECC and the Norwegian Embassy, then ran around making friends at Tallinn Music Week! Sneaked around in Røros to listen to Tor Espe Aspaas perform at his chamber music festival up there. Represented! Am in general a little confused about the seasons in Norway.... Everybody is donating money to Barnekreftforeningen - I donated a children´s concert. Music and laughter is also a very good medicine sometimes.  German newspaper Die Zeit caught me off guard at Café de Concert.... So I paddled back home. Furfing in Portugal next!
Tue, 2017-03-07 21:12

"The Icebreaker".
Warriors have had many looks throughout history. I fight for dead composers. Frozen reality is my battlefield. I break ice. Photo: The amazing Kilian Munch.

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