ellen brekken:bass  hege rimestad:el-fele  tore sandbakken:trommer

Hege Rimestad's newest project is a trio consisting of Hege's electric violin in concert with Ellen Brekken (double bass) and Tore Sandbakken (drums).

Rimestad/Brekken/Sandbakken represents a tantalizing mix of boiling rhythms, subtle poetry and unfettered improvisation.

Ellen Brekken on electric bass/double bass is active both in Norway and abroad in groups including The Hedvig Mollestad Trio, Gruvar, and the folk music group MAAR.

Tore Sandbakken on drums has played with numerous bands including Speakeasy and Off Topic. He has toured Europe, the USA and Japan with groups and artists such as Bergljot, Jimmy Nybord and the Carlo Maria Nartoni Trio.


concert review, translation:

"One rarely encounters such fervent trio interaction - it is enough to make an attentive listenerĀ“s sympathetic strings vibrate.

Ellen Brekken has a formidable bass technique with riffs and wild improvisations in interaction with lovely, sensuous lines of melody. Tore Sandbakken on the drums is a mini-fireworks display of rhythmic finesses and surprising sound effects exemplarily adapted to the melodious instruments.

Outside of and on top of this soundscape, lies the unique and characteristic electric violin styling of Hege Rimestad. The experimental electronic sounds of the violin and bass add breadth and scope to their expression - it is one of potent contrasts, surprising twists and delightfully playful and eminent interaction amongst top-tier musicians who immerse themselves wholeheartedly in the music they convey."

Jan Reidem - Newspaper: Hadeland.