Music for a while

Live Act Jazz
Music for a while - Jazz Live Act in Oslo

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Creative grace, regardless of origins

The trademark of MUSIC FOR A WHILE is the group's personal, organic and creative approach to the material, regardless of its origins. Whether the point of departure is Kurt Weill's familiar cabaret melodies or songs and pieces from the classical repertoire, two elements consistently stand out: vocalist Tora Augestad's vocal control and unique communication skills, and the band's elegant, seamless and genre-crossing treatment of the material.

MUSIC FOR A WHILE tear down boundaries and crumbling conventions, bringing the music even closer to its origins. In addition to singer Tora Augestad, the ensemble features a dream team of Norwegian jazz musicians:

Stian Carstensen, accordion & pedal steel
Mathias Eick, trumpet
Martin Taxt, tuba
Pål Hausken, drums & percussion

Creative grace, regardless of origins

The trademark of MUSIC FOR A WHILE is the group's personal, organic and creative approach to the material, regardless of its origins. Whether the point of departure is Kurt Weill's familiar cabaret melodies or songs and pieces from the classical repertoire, two elements consistently stand out: vocalist Tora Augestad's vocal control and unique communication skills, and the band's elegant, seamless and genre-crossing treatment of the material.

MUSIC FOR A WHILE tear down boundaries and crumbling conventions, bringing the music even closer to its origins. In addition to singer Tora Augestad, the ensemb...

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Past Gigs Music for a while

  • 03 | 2016 Oslo Oslo Kirkemusikkfestival
  • 12 | 2015 Oslo Parkteatret
  • 09 | 2015 Bonn/Germany Beethoven Fest
  • 05 | 2015 Hardanger/Norway Hardanger Musikkfest

Discography Music for a while

  • 2014 Canticles of Winter Album | Grappa
  • 2012 Graces that refrain Album | Grappa
  • 2008 Weill Variations Album | Grappa

Media

  • Video Music for a While: Come Aga...
  • Video Music for a While (live) - ...
  • Video Music for a while ~ Album (...
  • Sound In The Bleak Midwinter

Origin

  • Oslo NO

Founded

  • 2004

Members

  • Tora Augestad vocals
  • Stian Carstensen accordeon, steel guitar, banjo
  • Mathias Eick trumpet
  • Martin Taxt tuba
  • Pål Hausken drums, percussion

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