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Huntsville – with Ingar Zach and Tonny Kluften. Started working as a trio in 2005. 2 releases on Rune Grammofon, 4 on Hubro. Concerts in Europe, North and South America. Latest album «Bow Shoulder» out in 2021 – with Nels Cline, Yuka Honda, Glenn Kotche and Darin Gray as guests.

Dans les arbres – with Christian Wallumrød, Xavier Charles and Ingar Zach. Started our work as a band in 2004/2005. 2 releases on ECM, 1 on Hubro, 1 on SOFA and several albums and EPs on Bandcamp. Concerts in Europe, North America, Mexico, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Solo – my solo debut «Bathymetric Modes» was released on Hubro (2012). My second solo album «Stop Freeze Wait Eat» was released on Hubro in October, 2015.

Område51 – with Morten Qvenild and Frode Grytten. Concerts in Norway and book and album release on Grappa in 2019.

Skarbø Skulekorps – Øyvind Skarbø’s project. 2 albums out on Hubro, concerts in Europe. Video here.

Solo – my solo debut «Bathymetric Modes» was released on Hubro (2012). My second solo album «Stop Freeze Wait Eat» was released on Hubro in October, 2015.

Christian Wallumrød / Ivar Grydeland – piano and pedal-steel guitar duo. Listen to snippets here

Brutter + Ivar Grydeland – with Fredrik and Christian Wallumrød’s duet Brutter. Video here.

Artistic research. «Goodbye Intuition» (2017-2020), on improvising and improvising with machines. Project members Andrea Neumann, Morten Qvenild, Sidsel Endresen and Ivar Grydeland as project leader. Associated project members Henrik Frisk, David Toop, Lasse Marhaug and Anna Lindal.  Financed by Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo / the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme. The project is documented here.

My artistic research fellowship project «Ensemble and Ensemble of Me – What I Think About When I Think About Improvisation» (2011-2015). Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, financed by the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme.  The project is documented here.

Some earlier projects

Siri & Snelle Produksjoner – I have composed and performed music for 6 dance performances with the company Siri & Snelle Produksjoner over the last 9-10 years.

Hanne Hukkelberg –  playing in her band between 2007 – 2013. Contributed to her two albums «Blood from a stone» (2009) and «Featherbrain» (2011). Concerts in Europe, North America and Japan.