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Nils Økland is an innovative violinist and Hardanger fiddle specialist who is creatively expanding the range of the traditional music of his homeland. He describes his own music as a 'hybrid between the poetry of folk music and the energy of punk.' Økland has published four albums on the label ECM, the solo “Monograph", the duo "Lysøen" along with Sigbjørn Apeland, with "Lumen Drones" (2014) and "Kjølvatn" in 2105 with Nils Økland Band. Before this he released two albums on Rune Grammofon.
Nils has collaborated with musicians as Christian Wallumrød and Arve Henriksen and is regularly working both with classical, folk, rock and jazz musicians, like in the improvisation band 1982, and the rock trio Lumen Drones.
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