Primary Instrument: Piano
Splashgirl is the young, exciting norwegian alternative piano trio featuring Andreas Stensland Løwe (piano, acoustic guitar, Casio SK5), Jo Berger Myhre (double bass, zither, kantele, radio) and Andreas Knudsrød (drums, percussion, mandolin).
Splashgirl's music is 100% honest, complex in its simplicity but first and foremost overwhelmingly beautiful.
Splashgirl released its debut album in March, 2007, Doors. Keys. (AIM). The disc further develops a fusion of contemporary acoustic jazz and chamber music known to fans of musicians including Christian Wallumrød, Trygve Seim and Paul Bley, but taken further with references to post‐rock bands like Mogwai and Sigur Rós, as well as 20th century composers like Eric Satie, Steve Reich and Morton Feldman.
In May 2008, Splashgirl began recording its second album, Arbor, which demonstrated a slight change of style. Still acoustic, the music took an even more minimalistic and defined collective approach where the use of long, sustained sounds bound together a broad palette of string and percussion instruments.
Pressure (Hubro) followed in 2011, an album which All About Jazz's Chris May described as, Deeply spiritualized and altogether irresistible. As the Arctic ice cap retreats, Nordic jazz takes another step forward.
Andreas Stensland Løwe: piano, acoustic guitar a.o. (b. 1983). Andreas is Splashgirl's primary composer, as well as a composer of various commissioned works. He also plays piano, keyboards, electronics and guitar in bands like Post, Lama, L/W and Pilcrow, to name a few.
Jo Berger Myhre: double bass, kantele a.o. (b. 1984). Jo has lately become quite a sought‐after bass player and is performing regularly around Europe with musicians from all of the Nordic countries, in bands like Laser, Blokk 5, Ingrid Olava and Solveig Slettahjell Slow Motion Quintet.
Andreas Lønmo Knudsrød: drums, accordion a.o. (b. 1982). Andreas has since long been touring Europe with the spectacular medieval theater group Stella Polaris. He plays with Jo in alt‐rock band Blokk 5 and with Løwe in the post-rock act Lama.
Arbors (Hubro, 2009)
Doors. Keys. (AIM Records, 2007)
Live in Berlin (2006)
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.