Gunnar Halle

Biography Gunnar Halle

Gunnar Halle
works mostly as a musician, playing with Norwegian, Danish, Swedish groups. The last couple of years he has played with Mari Boine, Eivind Aarset Sonic Codex, Fattigfolket, Berke Can Ozcan and 123 Orchestra, duo with pianoplayer Espen Eriksen, Pierre Dørge & The New Jungle Orchestra, Josefine Cronholm, Lars Andreas Haug - LaBand, Lisbeth Diers, Böhm/Halle/Sell, Josefine Lindstrand and many others.

Newest record out is the album ’Park’ with Fattigfolket at the German label Ozella Music, and Conrairo with LaBand on Curling Legs rec.

Gunnar Halle grew up just outside Oslo, and played with different groups around Sandvika, Bærum from 1988-1992. Like ’Hvorfor Ikke?’ with Erlend Skomsvoll, and Musikkflekken Workshop Big Band, playing the music of saxophonist Vidar Johansen and Tore Brunborg amongst others.

From 1993 he did his one-year military service at HMKG, and after that he studied music and philosophy at the University in Oslo until 1997.

Educated at Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen 1997-2002. He stayed in Copenhagen Denmark until 2007, and in this period he toured and recorded with numerous Danish and Swedish groups; Tys Tys, Nowhereland, Jogujo Circuit, Susi Hyldgaard, Fredrik Lundin Overdrive, Copenhagen Art Ensemble, Josephine Cronholm, Pierre Dørges New Jungle Orch, Josefine Lindstrand and Lisbeth Diers were some of them.

He was also one of the early members and founders of ILK, Independent Label of København, where he released eight records in this ten years period. Two of them was with electronica trio Jogujo Circuit where he composed and produced it all together with Joakim Frøystein. He was nominated for a Danish Grammy in 2004 as ’new jazz-name of the year’. Tys Tys received a Grammy for ’Go get some’ the same year.

Beside being a touring musician, he also work in his studio, recording trumpet, synth, strings and so on, and he has recorded, produced or mixed for Jogujo Circuit, Echidna, Nana Jacobi, Josefine Cronholm, and composed and produced music for documentary film.

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