Terese Lien Evenstad’s new album MOVEMENT is released by BERTHOLD records on the 21st of April. The lineup: Terese Lien Evenstad (violin and composition), Britta Virves (piano), Arvid Jullander (bass), and Peter Danemo (drums), with guest Alexander Ivarsson (clarinet).
MOVEMENT was inspired by Evenstad’s summer trip to Italy. During a five-kilometer journey through a mountain cave formed by water, Terese got the inspiration for the album and some of her songs. ”It was eye-opening and stunning,” she recalls. ”A metaphor for the past couple of years during the pandemic – how humans can get through challenging situations like water finding its way through stone and creating caves – making new paths and creations ”.
”My last few years have been a movement with challenges and lovely experiences that have developed me both as a musician and personally. Now that I’m on the other side, I carry both old and new perspectives. The album Movement contains old and new songs. It reflects my last few years of my life.”
Evenstad’s compositions have been described as ”modern atmospheric jazz, varied expression, and pulsating energy, with melodies capable of painting images in the head of the listener” (Sydsvenskan, Alexander Agrell).
She has been lauded as ”… a musician and composer with great musicality and passion. She moves freely between different genres and utilizes her technical skill to blend into the music she performs. Her imagination and ability to phrase and improvise make her a particularly exciting musician” (Janne Schaffer).