“There’s little in the canon of solo guitar […] that can prepare or set precedence for Norwegian guitarist Stian Westerhus. An album that utterly redefines the concept of solo recording.” All About Jazz, 2012

Stian Westerhus, one of the most powerful and skilled guitarists on the experimental music scene, specializes in creating solo music that seeks out new forms, developing techniques that stretch the limits of the medium through effects and amplification. His exceptional mastery of various techniques and sound is surpassed only by his awesome hypnotic improvisations. In his solo performance, Stian “breaks” the music apart, forges then construct it, only to destruct again, searching, patiently, methodically, and indeed finding, the beauty of imperfection in a display of carefully crafted dazzling musical fragments.

Stian Westerhus has collaborated with well-known musicians throughout his career, among them the legendary synth-pop group Monolithic, the jazz trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær’s band and many more.

Westerhus began his musical career at an early age, with a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz from the University of Middlesex, England. His completed his Masters degree in Trondheim Norway the city of his birth. He was awarded the BBC Innovation Award in 2008 and 2011 was chosen to take part in the prestigious Norwegian Jazz Launch.

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