Every few years new bands pop up as a part of the «Bergen Wave». Bergen is home to several well-known bands and artists. Prepare to meet the latest of these: Bart Clavier. Jørgen Aasen Berget met Guri Gjermstad Dypvik when applying for their studies at the Grieg Academy in Bergen. Berget had just finished his service in the navy. He had been unfortunate to hit his head, resulting in him having an unusually large white band-aid stuck to his forehead. This made an impression on Dybvik, they got to talking and soon realized their common interest in french inspired, acoustic music. This was the start of the band we today know as Bart Clavier.
One of Bart Claviers goals from the start has been to spread their music in unexpected places. So far they have played on a flight to beautiful Lofoten in the northern part of Norway and on the local railway. The vocalist Jørgen Aasen Berget was allowed to play their first single on a trip to Pyongyang in North Korea, further putting a spark to the bands political engagement. The bittersweet «Vår» is their first single, recorded between the containers by Bergens harbour. Their folkpop wibe feels like summer but tastes like rain. The band is inspired by the famous american folk artist Sufjan Stevens and the norwegian artist Thomas Dybdahl, putting trumpet, violin and harmonious vocals in a bottle. The bands first album was released in 2015. Currently they are working together with local choirs and doing concerts at different elderly homes!
Two new projects the band now focuses on is: 1) " Music for Careers": Here the band is making music based on careers within mental health care´s personal narratives. This is part of Jørgen´s master thesis in Music Therapy. 2) " A Room. A Life." This is a project that is about living with dementia, and here the band is using texts from an elderly home in Bergen, this will result in a performance together with the choir Volve Vokal in April 2018. Their coming album " Musikk for lysegrå hverdager" will be released in March 2019. Stay tune!