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Sidsel Endresen

Sidsel Endresen singer / composer / poet

From 1981-87, Sidsel worked as singer and co-writer in Jon Eberson Group. Together they released five CDs and won two Norwegian “Grammy” awards.

From 1989: Sidsel signed to the German label ECM Records, where she released two solo CDs - “So I Write” (1990) and “Exile” (1994) which won her much critical acclaim internationally. Both CDs in collaboration with Django Bates, Jon Christensen and Nils Petter Molvær, plus additional musicians on “Exile” David Darling and Bugge Wesseltoft.

From 1993: Duo with keyboardist Bugge Wesseltoft, released three CDs - “Nightsong” (1994), “Duplex Ride” (1998), both on Curling Legs/ACT - and “Out here. In there” (Jazzland/Universal, 2002). They received the Norwegian “Grammy” for ”Duplex Ride” and ”Out here. In there”.

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Review of her solo-concert in Germany: KulturZelt Kassel,June 20.th.-04:

“Uncompromising! One chair,one microphone,and little else. Sidsel Endresen lifts the art of singing to the highest level - yet she is completely natural and unceremonious. Her unforgettable performance astonished the audience and put them in a trance! This is not about traditional singing,or about acrobatics - but about music that is filled with a strange and wild beauty. A big “thank you” to the festival-team who had the courage to present exciting and new music in between all the “safe” acts of the festival!” Wollf von Rechenberg/Cityzene Kassel

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