Recordings and music
News about current, recent and future music and recordings. Past recordings are listed on the discography page.
Stay tuned for future news!
Venues are in Norway unless otherwise mentioned.
August 23rd, Rjukan: Concert at Norsk Industriarbeidermuseum in Vemork. A 30th anniversary celebration of the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum. Sigmund will perform together with Norwegian Hardanger fiddle player Knut Buen. The concert takes place at 6.30 pm.
August 28th, Oslo: Concert at Centralkirken (Central Church) at 12 pm (noon). Sigmund is joined by Ivar Anton Waagaard (piano).
September 8th, Hungary: Sigmund as soloist with Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra, directed by János Pilz. Held at Kodály Centre, Pécs, Hungary.
September 26th, Voss: Concert at Vangskyrkja at 7 pm. Sigmund is joined by Magnus Kløften (organ, piano).
November 14th, Oslo: Concert at Ullern Kultursenter at 12 pm (noon). Sigmund is joined by Ivar Anton Waagaard (piano).
November 23rd – December 2nd: Innunder Jul Christmas concerts together with Anne Vada (vocal), Iver Kleive (organ, piano). Venues to be announced.
December 8th, Oslo: Concert at Nasjonalbiblioteket (the National Library). Bønn for drømmen (Prayer for the dream), a song cycle consisting of 12 poems by Hans Børli, with music by Sigmund, performed by Maren Myrvold (soprano), Marianne Bye Granheim (mezzo soprano), Aage Kvalbein (cello), Ivar Anton Waagaard (piano) and Sigmund (harmonica).
Media & internet
Throughout the summer you can hear Sigmund’s radio documentary series Fra Halvorsen til A-ha, about Norwegian popular music through times, originally broadcast on NRK in 1989. The 13 reruns can be heard every Saturday morning from June 30th at 6 am on NRK P1+ (live digital radio), in the NRK app or online.
On February 22nd, 2018, you could hear Sigmund being interviewed about “Prayer for the dream”, Sigmund’s original music to poems by Hans Børli, on NRK P2. Replay the programme Spillerom.
On February 11th, 2017 you could hear Sigmund as a guest in the programme “My favourite music” on NRK Klassisk (NRK Classical Music). Listen here.
NRK’s 1977 TV concert with Sigmund, Ketil Bjørnstad, Espen Rud and Terje Venaas. Music from the album Musikk for en lang natt.
Watch this NRK documentary about Sigmund on tour in 1975 with Ketil Bjørnstad and Lars Hauge for Rikskonsertene (Concerts Norway).
NRK TV mini concert with Sigmund from 1991.
NRK TV’s “harmonica school” with Tommy Reilly and Sigmund is now online at nrk.no
Sigmund performs his composition Det var ein gong / Once upon a time on NRK in 1992.
Watch Sigmund perform a folk tune at a festival in 1992.
Sigmund appears five times in this NRK Christmas special from 1978.
Check out some YouTube clips of Sigmund performing on Norwegian TV in the multimedia section, as well as more NRK clips.