I found inspiration and strength in NYC in November. Coming back from NYC I stopped in Stockholm meeting up with Wind Aamodt, my producer in China, who picked me up in his own eccentric way, so to say.....! After having a brainstorm with With I met up with Adidas as they wanted to discuss a potential collaboration with me - something I am very eager to achieve! To be continued.... Performed in Bergen shortly after, and by the looks of it the audience liked the concert, hope the will like the CD they lined up for afterwords.... Speaking of which, it got a pretty good review in Klassisk Musikkmagasin that just came out! Utdrag fra andmeldelse av "Rain Inside Out" i siste utgave av Klassisk Musikkmagasin: (...) Den klassiske musikkens Quentin Tarantino, både som utøver og skapende kunstner. (...) Kolstads program er gjennomtenkt med linjer mellom de forskjellige sporene. Faktisk oppleves hele innholdet som en enorm suite i 20 satser, der originalkomposisjoner er plassert med utdypninger av andre komponister. (...) Kolstads spill er klart og nyansert, det samme er lyden, innspilt på Café de Concert. I threw a small party for EB85 the other day, that was fun!! Love those ballers!! Today I just came back from concerts in Bergen and Stavanger when this appeared online! Had almost forgotten about the interview where I talk about how it is like to be a classical musician. Check it out, hope you like it!
Found my self a nice mountain cottage (in Valdres, Norway) which I bought for my mother. Here I find inspiration to compose and just finished writing my newest piano concerto which I will be premiering this Friday with Nordic Harmony at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. And when not in the mountains getting inspired, I get a kick from the fjord in Oslo.... (Photo by Cathrine Dokken) (Photo by Mats Grimseth) All in all it resulted in this... Click here to listen