Kjetil Jerve - piano & rhodes
Dan Peter Sundland - bass & compositions
Andreas Wildhagen - drums & cymbals
Orter Eparg is a postmodern piano trio playing music about catapults, guitar players, couch surfing and minimalist composers.
Orter Eparg is a broken watch, a malfunctioning machine, a rusty, out of control piece of farm equipment.
Blindingly surrealist and melodically powerful, the band recounts the most unlikely, abstract stories.
The music is based on bass player Dan Peter Sundland's unique compositions, whose cross rhythms and layer based constructions encourages a solid, sound conscious interplay in different intersections between groove and free improvisation.
The trio has been active since 2008, and have so far been playing venues and festivals across Norway, including Molde Jazz Festival, Join the Circus and PØKK.
Orter Eparg's debut album was released on
Øra Fonogram in 2016.
"[...]This is one of the coolest things to come out from the younger parts of Norwegian jazz in many years!
- Jan Granlie, salt-peanuts.eu
"[...] Three musicians meeting over a fierce round of trio jazz that belongs in the present"
"I am not only excited. I'm very excited."
- Niels Overgård, Jazznyt, December 2016
"Orter Eparg is a trio with some of the most exciting, young jazz musicians in Norway"
- Tor Hammerø, Tor de Jazz
"[...]Depth aplenty in its arresting, unpredictable narratives."
- Ian Patterson, allaboutjazz.com