NATALIE SANDTORV “FREEDOM NATION” FEAT. NILS PETTER MOLVÆR & HEDVIG MOLLESTAD
NATALIE SANDTORV »FREEDOM NATION« FEAT. NILS PETTER MOLVÆR & HEDVIG MOLLESTAD

Ready for one more world-premiere? The Norwegian award winning artist NATALIE SANDTORV has established herself as quite a unique, stand-out and strong musician and composer within the European avant-garde jazz movement. The past year the vocalist and her band »FREEDOM NATION« has taken the music scene with a raw alternative rock with a spiritual echo of free jazz. Natalie’s lyrics and vocals stand strong over a rich blanket of synths by Norway’s keyboard shooting star IVAN BLOMQVIST, JONAS FLEMSÆTER HAMRE’s mighty tenor saxophone and tightly spun grooves by the Nordic powerhouse OLE MOFJELL. This one-of-a-kind-ensemble represents a visually massive, engaging challenge to the conformity of jazz, creating a refreshing link between modern jazz and popular music - guaranteed with the most catchy summer tunes!

As a project in constant evolution, they will invite the sensational guitar queen HEDVIG MOLLESTAD to A L’ARME! for the first time ever to present an exclusive fusion of the 2017-born »Freedom Nation« and »Nomadic Rhymes« - a 2018-commission Sandtorv wrote for her band and the world-famous innovator of European avant-garde jazz NILS PETTER MOLVÆR who will join the youngsters once more at Radialsystem!

Hedvig, Nils Petter and Natalie all come from the same tiny place on the west coast of Norway - and if this all wouldn't be awesome enough: at A L'ARME! Festival Vol. VII, Berlin’s finest PHILIPP GROPPER will complete the super-group as a very special guest.

Natalie Sandtorv’s »Freedom Nation« represents energy, beauty and oppression, stemming from both the political and climate crisis our world is going through, in addition to being a highly personal work for the composer.

2nd August at radialsystem

Natalie Sandtorv (NO) – vocals
Ivan Blomqvist (SE) – synthesizers
Jonas Flemsæter Hamre (NO) – tenor saxophone
Hedvig Mollestad (NO) – electric guitar
Ole Oe Mofjell (NO) – drums
Nils Petter Molvaer (NO) – trumpet
+ Guest: Philipp Gropper (DE) – tenor saxophone

»Lovers« Live
»Higher Rituals«
»Freedom Nation«
»We Are Not Free«

TICKETS here

Photo Sandtorv © Kristin Stoylen
Photo Mollestad © Julia Marie Naglestad
Photo Molvær © Peder Otto Dybvik