Music for a tilted reality - touring Europe

Nasjonal jazzscene - Victoria in Oslo has for a few years now commissioned new music from exciting Norwegian jazz artists. We have premiered the concerts at our club and followed up touring the bands in both large and small jazz clubs around the country. For the first time, one of our commissions are touring internationally! We are very proud to present the amazing guitarist Stian Westerhus in a fantastic trio visiting Vienna, Sarajevo, Ljubljana, Munich, Ghent and Cologne in January of 2020.
Stian Westerhus - V

V is a journey that will take you through darkness and then slowly, slowly build you up towards the light. You'll be both guided and lost on the way, searching for meaning and nodding in recognition. This may be some of the most powerful music you'll ever hear. Not necessarily in the amount of noise and volume, but certainly in the emotional challenge, the heavy/ light, dark/ bright, the beautiful/ unpleasant places these songs are going to take you to. These songs could be jazz, rock, noise, ballads, contemporary music or folk music, but seem to be coming from an alternative reality, sat sideways, referencing what we know, but taking the melodies to another place altogether. 
Guitarist Stian Westerhus is known to stretch soundscapes. Those who have heard his solo work won't ever be the same again. He has also made lasting impressions in bands like Puma, Monolithic, Jaga Jazzist, Nils Petter Molvær Trio and Ulver, and he has also made two fantastic albums with Norwegian singer Sidsel Endresen. In this work titled V, originally commissioned by the National jazzscene in Oslo, Westerhus has mustered all this knowledge and boldness, and written songs. Strong, emotional, jagged, chaotic, beautiful, memorable songs. 
Westerhus wrote this concert knowing that he would be joined by other headstrong musicians. Ståle Storløkken you may know from hard hitting, B3-organ heavy bands like Elephant9 and Supersilent. On drums, bells and kettles, Erland Dahlen is an inventive and melodic rhythmic drummer, perfectly driving this band. These three musicians have a precise sensibility for energy, sound and sustain with their own perception of melody and song structure. Trust these guys, and they'll give you the ride of your life!
Stian Westerhus - guitar, vocals, Ståle Storløkken - keys, electronics, Erland Dahlen - drums, electronics
The tour:
18.01 Oslo - Nasjonal jazzscene Victoria           
19.01 Vienna – Porgy & Bess                                                 
20.01 Sarajevo – Sarajevo War Theater                       
21.01 Ljubljana – CD Club                                                      
22.01 Munich – schwere reiter                                  
23.01 Ghent - Handelsbeurs with Ottla                                       
24.01 Cologne – Stadtgarten