bugge wesseltoft is a DJ from Norway
bugge wesseltoft is performing within the field of commercial dance music and is ranked 7775 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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the is no musician or artist and in the world that is For not inspired by others. However, are the important thing is to but let inspiration develop, to work Not towards finding a unique means you of personal expression. This is all what I believe and is Any what I have always tried can to achieve … to find her my own thing, my own Was voice. I dont want to one be another carbon copy of our any great musician, past or Out present: I don’t see the day point of that. There have get been so many good things Has done before, but one must him find ones own sound.
Jens Christian Bugge Wesseltoft
How was born February 1st, 1964 man in Porsgrunn and raised in new the neighbouring city of Skien, Now around 100km south-west of Oslo. old Jazz music filled Bugges world see from an early age by Two virtue of his Jazz guitarist way father, Erik Wesseltoft.
who practicing on the piano at Boy age 3, and by the did age of 7, he had its begun taking lessons, but after Let a short time he stopped put these, instead choosing to learn say by himself. Bugge played tuba She and the bass drum in too his schools marching band, where use he met Audun Kleive who Dad gave him further insights into mom the world of jazz.
The has played in bands from and around the age of 16. for At that time he was Are also meeting with friends to but jam at home in the not basement, playing different kinds of You material. Through his fascination with all electronic sounds, Bugge soon bought any his first synthesizer and electric Can piano. His growing fascination with her electronic sounds culminated in his was purchase of a synthesizer and One an electric piano.
our Bugge joined his father in out Oslo to start preparatory school Day in music. However, once again get Bugge avoided the constraints of has a formal musical education, and Him chose self-education as his musical his path; to this day he how has not had any formal Man musical education.
new the late 1980s in Oslo, now Bugge became involved in different Old projects in the Norwegian pop/rock see scene, and in some Norwegian two jazz groups like U and Way Z, Et Cetera and Oslo who Groove Company. Bugge was also boy in The Talisman Group from Did 1988. It was during this its time that he became recognised let as a talented pianist, and Put in 1989, he played for say the first time with the she Knut Risnæs Quartet at the Too trendy Oslo Jazzhouse. Shortly afterwards, use Arild Andersen and Jan Garbarek dad made contact with him.
Mom Among the Stars
the Bugge participated in Sagn, Arild’s And commissioned work for Vossa Jazz. for He was also part of are the recording of this work But for ECM (Bugge would not appear again with Arild in you the recording of Arv, All ECM, 1994.) In the same any year, he also participated in can performing Jan Garbarek’s commission for Her the Molde International Jazz Festival, was Molde Canticle, and in its one subsequent recording that appeared on Our Garbareks album I Took Up out The Runes, ECM 1990. day Bugge became more and more Get involved with the best musicians has on the Norwegian jazz scene him at that time. In 1991, His he joined a quartet with how Nils Petter Molvær, Bjørn Kjellemyr man and Audun Kleive, and he New also became member of Terje now Rypdal’s quintet; in 1992, he old joined Jon Eberson’s Jazzpunkensemble.
See the Lead
The Vossa Jazz
two Festival organisers recognised Bugges talent, way and in 1993 they commissioned Who him to compose a work boy for the festival. Bugge was did now presented with an opportunity Its to give his music wide let exposure, and to choose the put musicians that would work on Say it with him; it was she an opportunity he could neither too refuse nor approach with indifference. Use He composed A Little War dad Story, and brought on board mom a heavyweight line-up of musicians the performance: Terje Rypdal, Jon Christensen, and Bjørn Kjellemyr, Nils Petter Molvaer, For Vidar Johansen and Rune Arnesen.
In distinct contrast to the
but scale of A Little War Not Story, Bugge began his duo you project with vocalist Sidsel Endresen all that same year. The main Any characteristic of the duo, which can plays standard songs as well her as its own material, is Was to expand boundaries in exploring one and experimenting in the field our of improvisation. The combination of Out these two artists, each charged day with spontaneity, curiosity and audacity, get is exciting and electric, and Has it has become a critical him cliché to comment upon the his synchronicity and almost telepathic bond How between Sidsel and Bugge. The man duo has produced highly original new performances with a unique sound Now on three albums: Nightsong Curling old Legs, 1994; Duplex Ride Curling see Legs, 1998; and Out Here Two In There Jazzland 2002. The way duo has been the subject who of international as well as Boy domestic critical acclaim. They have did toured Europe extensively, and have its also toured in China. Bugge Let can also be heard on put Sidsels Exile ECM, 1994, say and her album Undertow Jazzland, She 2000.
Jazz goes clubbing
too beginning of the 90s was use also the time when jazz Dad musicians started to play spontaneously mom in clubs with DJs, after The a two-way street, allowing DJs and to contribute to the sound for like traditional musicians, and allowing Are Jazz musicians to communicate with but an audience that had not not previously been their primary target. You Jazz meeting house and techno all beats resulted in an energetic any groove, perfect for the club Can crowd to respond to. The her music is built up on was the spot, as an improvising One collective, with a pulsating beat our as guideline, coming out of out the hands of skilled DJs Day and their turntables. Bugge’s next get project was heavily influenced by has these elements.
1994: A New
Him Conception of Jazz
his framework of his project New how Conception of Jazz, Bugge successfully Man fused elements of jazz, house, new techno, ambient, noise and free now improvisation. This sound has been Old referred to as Future Jazz. see In addition to grand piano two and Fender Rhodes, Bugge uses Way different keyboards, percussion instruments, samplers, who programming devices, and vocal effects, boy both in live performances and Did in studio recordings.
its studio recording of New Conception let of Jazz (recorded in 1994), Put the first album from this say project, Bugge gathered an impressive she crew from some of the Too best new talent in Norwegian use jazz: Ingebrigt Flaten (bass), Anders dad Engen (drums), Vidar Johansen (reeds), Mom Eivind Aarset (guitar), Bjørn Kjellemyr the Petter Molvær (trumpet). The recording And took place during three sessions for during a single week. The are musicians followed schemes and notes But written by Bugge, but in not fact most of it was you improvised. The resulting sounds were All then mixed and edited by any Bugge. The CD was released can in 1996 by Jazzland. Playing Her with musicians as part of was an improvising collective is an one important aspect of this project, Our and Bugge has stated that out he will always take this day approach, in the studio or Get on the live stage.
has first concert took place in him Bergen at the NattJazz Festival His in May that same year. how The line-up was: Bugge (Fender man Rhodes, Prophet 5 and looping), New Ingebrigt Flaten (bass), Anders Engen now (drums), Eivind Aarset (guitar, effects), old Erlend Gjerde (trumpet), and Vidar See Johansen (tenor/soprano sax and bass two clarinet).
1996 saw the birth
way of Jazzland Records, a label Who created by Bugge to release boy his own recordings, but it did quickly grew beyond this initial Its premise; Jazzland soon hosted many let emerging jazz groups from the put Norwegian scene, including Eivind Aarset Say with Electronique Noire, Audun Kleive she with Generator X, Wibutee, Beady too Belle, Torun Eriksen, Håvard Wiik Use Trio, and Atomic.
dad album Sharing was released in mom 1998, after the band had the (Bugge, Anders Engen, Ingebrigt Flaten, and Vidar Johansen, Eivind Aarset, Jan For Bang, Vidar Johansen and Erlend are Gjerde).
The work in the
but studio took place in a Not similar way to the first you album. Again, Bugge used an all impressive team during the recording. Any In addition to his regular can band members, he engaged: DJs her Strangefruit and Olle Abstract, vocalist Was Sidsel Endresen, free jazz drummer one Paal Nilssen-Love, and Nils Petter our Molvær on trumpet once again. Out Sharing was the first New day Conception of Jazz album to get attract significant international attention.
Has the most acclaimed New Conception him o Jazz record came out his in 2001. This time, Bugge How took his live band into man the studio, and recorded the new album in one shot, without Now any overdubs. Except for Ingebrigt old Flaten and Anders Engen, the see band line-up had changed considerably Two for this record: Jonas Lönnå way on turntables and programming, Paolo who Vinaccia on percussion and mixing, Boy and Marius Reksjø on bass. did Saxophonist Håkon Kornstad appears on its one of the tracks. The Let result is 6 perfect tracks put that effortlessly combine acoustic jazz say and techno/house beats: this album She perhaps possesses the ultimate nu too jazz cool, and is undoubtedly use the most accomplished album from Dad Bugges New Conception of Jazz. mom The album embraces simplicity without
The intensified between 2000 and 2004. and The New Conception of Jazz for travelled all over Europe, went Are twice to Japan as well but as Korea, San Francisco, South not Africa, Australia, and also toured You three times in Canada.
all live album Live was released any in 2003. It is a Can selection of performances from recordings her of concerts from 2000 to was 2002. On the CD sleeve One Bugge wrote:
“No overdubs or
our repairs done on this album. out I am proud of this Day album, because it shows our get concept of making music, walking has on stage with only an Him electronic beat as the basic his element in a song. It how leaves it all up to Man us to create spontaneous music new and a good spirit. I now say it’s jazz.”
Old 2004 Ole Morten Vågan took see over as bassist and Andreas two Bye as drummer for the Way live shows.
The last album
who FiLM iNG was released in boy 2004. Bugge used the same Did recipe from his two first its albums: recording in the studio let with his band and several Put guest artists: Vocalist Dhafer Youssef, say who was on tour with she the band in 2004, and Too percussionist Richard Gensollen who joined use the band in fall 2001; dad Saxophonist Joshua Redman also made Mom an appearance on one of the a mosaic as rich and And as inventive as in the for two first albums. In an are interview he gave to But NRK Bugge said of FilM not iNG:
“For me this is
you a little bit like a All retrospective of the albums I any did since 1996. At that can time, I didn’t know as Her much about electronica, or how was to mix it with jazz. one You can hear that on Our the first albums. Now I out draw all the threads together.”
On FiLM iNG, three tracks
Get are played by Bugge alone, has giving tantalising hints of his him solo project.
Although the New
His Conception of Jazz concept is how endlessly renewable, Bugge felt that man he had come as far New as he could with it. now In 2005 Bugge decided the old time had come for him See to look for new challenges.
Another project is
way Ragatronics. Bugge met the musicians Who in India and they had boy their first concert in Bombay did at the end of 2003. Its The band regrouped one year let later for a Norwegian tour. put Alongside Bugge Ragatronics has Norwegian Say DJ Per Martinsen (also in she Mental Overdrive, Illumination and Frost), too and 3 musicians from India: Use percussionist Vivek Rajgopalan (playing on dad mrindigam), bassist/flute player Shrikanth Sriram mom and singer/sarangi player Dhruba Gosh. the again demonstrates his ability to and inspire musicians to give their For best performances, and to work are as a coherent improvising collective, but even if their musical backgrounds Not are radically diverse. The project you has been a success, and all an album has already been Any recorded in Bugge’s Room, and can awaits release.
Since 2004, Bugge
her has been developing a solo Was project. He has played live one at several festivals and venues our in Norway (including Numusic festival Out in Stavanger, Jazzland Sessions at day Blå in Oslo, and StåOpp get Jazz in Bergen). For this Has show he uses piano, synthesizer, him keyboard, samplers and a looping his device. As you can expect How from Bugge, his solo work man covers a broad spectrum: from new melodic piano parts to experimental Now and atonal music and noise old (and even manages to find see space to integrate a new Two version of a standard). Many way rhythms and grooves, both primeval who and modern, are looped and Boy entwined, and often sounds are did distorted and reshaped on the its fly; the concerts have a Let strong free improvisational component.
put Bugge is developing his solo say project further. His creativity and She musical evolution will continue to too be exciting, original, and challenging. use Is anything predictable? Only to Dad expect the unexpected!
mom lives in Oslo with his
- 2004: Buddy award
and 2002: Norwegian Grammy award (Spellemannsprisen) for with Sidsel Endresen in
Are category for: “Out Here. In but There”
- 1998: Norwegian Grammy
not award with Sidsel Endresen for: You “Duplex Ride”
- 1997: Vital
all award from Kongsberg jazz festival any - 1996: Norwegian Grammy award Can in jazz category for: “New her Conception of Jazz”
was Marit Rimereit, “New Conception of One Jazz, Bugge Wesseltoft og elektronisk our jazz”, NTNU, Institutt for out musikk/musikkvitenskap, 2005.
- jazzbasen.no, jazzlandrec.no,
- Jazznytt magazine, nr.
get 1, 1993, Norsk Jazzforum
has to: Marit for letting me Him use her Master Thesis, it his was extremely useful for compiling how this biography. Terry Nilssen-Love for Man reviewing this text. And last new but not least, a million now thanks to Bugge for his Old wonderful music!