Recordings and music
New album out now
Sigmund Groven and Knut Buen released a new album on September 25th. Collaborator and Hardanger fiddle master Knut Buen is a long time friend of Sigmund. The project is called The Sound of Telemark and presents folk music from and inspired by the traditional region. The recording of the album took place at the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum in Rjukan, Telemark, a UNESCO Industrial Heritage Site. Read more about this album in our rundown (in Norwegian for the time being).
Concerts are in Norway unless otherwise mentioned. Please check this page later in case of cancellations or delays due to the current pandemic.
- March 10th, Oslo: The sound of Telemark, a concert with Knut Buen, Sigmund Groven and Anne Gravir Klykken. Music from the album of the same name. The location is Kulturkirken Jakob, Oslo at 7.30 pm.
- March 24th, Skien: The sound of Telemark, a concert with Knut Buen, Sigmund Groven and Anne Gravir Klykken. Music from the album of the same name. The location is Ibsenhuset.
- April 9th, Oslo: A special concert at 6 pm at NRK Store Studio, with Sigmund as the soloist. KORK celebrates 75 years, Meloditimen as well – and Sigmund Groven! Tickets available at www.nrk.no/kork
- May 12th, Kristiansand: Sigmund is a soloist with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra at Kilden Teater & Konserthus.
- June 24th – 27th, Selbu: Harmonica seminar at the Norwegian Harmonica Forum.
- November 3rd – 7th, Germany: World Harmonica Festival 2021 in Trossingen.
- April 26th – May 1st, 2022, Hong Kong: Hong Kong International Chromatic Harmonica Competetion 2022
The Sound of Telemark will be presented on Radio Proglas in Czech Republic on Tuesday 22nd Deceber at 7:45 am.
- On September 21st, Sigmund and Knut Buen are interviewed in NRK Radio’s Holm between 9 am 11 am.
- On September 18th, Sigmund and Knut Buen are interviewed in NRK Radio’s Klassisk vorspiel at 4 pm.
- On August 29th 2020, NRK2 broadcast Notodden’s Blues Festival’s Telemark tribute, where Sigmund and Knut Buen appears twice.
- On May 28th 2020, NRK P1 spoke to Sigmund and Knut Buen about their new record
- On May 28th 2020, NRK TV’s local news reports on Sigmund and Knut Buen’s joint project
- On November 2nd, 2019 Sigmund was the soloist on KORK’s radio concert (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra).
- On Friday October 18th 2019 at 3 pm CET Sigmund talked to NRK’s Klassisk vorspiel about Songs for harmonica (rerun the day after).
- Sigmund talked to NRK Radio about Songs for harmonica on September 20th, 2019.
- A presentation of the Tommy Reilly album in NRK’s Jukebox (at 50:50).
As of August 2018, Sigmund is a harmonica teacher at the Norwegian Academy of Music. The academy is the highest level of music education in Norway.