Tor Haugerud

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Tor Haugerud
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Background information
Birth nameTor Andreas Haugerud
Born (1962-01-07) 7 January 1962 (age 57)
Brattvåg, Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s)Musician and composer
Associated acts Transjoik, BOL

Tor Andreas Haugerud (born 7 January 1962 in Brattvåg) is a Norwegian jazz musician (drums and percussion) known from Transjoik, Blixband, BOL, Möster Trio, and has created his own avant-garde band "MisterYtor" ("Nordland Musikkfestuke", 2006). [1] [2]

Brattvåg Village in Western Norway, Norway

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Haugerud is an experienced drummer and percussionist, living in Trondheim, Norway. As a musician, he has developed his own unconventional style based on improvised music influenced by the European contemporary music scene. He was involved in a production under "Trondheim Jazzfestival" (2005), and has contributed for "Cirka Teater", showing his background as a physical actor and performance artist in projects of surrealistic art, in groups like "Cirka Teater", "MisterYtor" and "Teater Fot", in which he also is a composer. At "SoddJazz" 2006 he performed with Trio Alpaca, and is now a member of Alpaca Ensemble which has released the records Tapet Tapet and Elevator with music composed by Eirik Hegdal. [1]

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Haugerud is playing in the Jazz trio ÉnÉnÉn with Eirik Hegdal and Michael Francis Duch, and in the bands "Gibrish" and "Bengalo". In 2008 he joined the free improvisation group "Murmur"/Muringa comprising Kim Myhr, Martin Taxt, Klaus Holm in addition to Haugerud. He also plays the improvisation duo Vertex with Petter Vågan. They released the album Shapes & Phases (2010) at the label Sofa, followed by extensive touring in among other places Germany and the United States. [1] [3]

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Haugerud is also a guest lecturer at the Music Performance Studies at the Trondheim Musikkonservatorium. [1]


With Bol [2]
With Transjoik [2]

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With Trondheim Jazz Orchestra [2]

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with Vertex Duo Petter Vågan [2]
with ÉnÉnÉn [2]
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