Nils Økland is an innovative violinist and harding- fiddle specialist who has been active as a musician and composer since the mid 80´s. He mainly plays concerts with his own music with his band Nils Økland Band (Rolf-Erik Nystrøm, Håkon Mørch Stene, Mats Eilertsen, Sigbjørn Apeland) in addition to solo concerts. He also collaborate with a brode range of musicians, from Per Steinar Lie and Ørjan in Lumen Drones, the Engegaard Quartet, Trio Mediæval, Linus+Okland/Van Heertum/Zach and Terje Isungset. Økland also write music for theatre, ballet and film.
Økland has published four albums on the label ECM: Monograph, Lysøen , together with Sigbjørn Apeland, Lumen Drones, with Per Steinar Lie and Ørjan Håland, and Kjølvatn with Nils Økland Band. He has also published severeal albums at Hubro with the impro trio, 1982, that was active from 2007-2018. Nils Økland's bands last recording «Lysning» was also released by Hubro, and has been given good reviews. Before this he released two albums on Rune Grammofon and his debut album, «Blå harding», on his own label Morild.
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