Kristian Blak

Kristian Blak

Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Kristian’s diverse musical background is reflected in the wide array of music he composes, uniting ethnic music with new compositional techniques.

Born in the Danish peninsula of Jutland in 1947, Kristian relocated to the Faroe Islands in ’74, where he’s lived ever since, and where he’s written the majority of his works.

​Kristian has composed solo instrumental works, chamber music choral works as well as symphonic music, such as the ballet Harra Pætur og Elinborg.

Having made numerous recordings as a performer, Kristian has also toured the globe widely with his own jazz and folk music ensembles.

In addition to this, Kristian works as manager and CEO of the Tutl Records label and is artistic director of the popular Summartónar festival.

Kristian Blak is widely regarded as one of the most prominent and important figures of Faroese music history, playing a central role in the musical life and culture of the islands.

http://www.kristianblak.com

Kristian Blak is also a classical composer, please visit this site to view his classical profile: Kristian Blak – Classical Composer

Kristian Blak - Jazz Compositions Worklist

TitleInstumentYearDuration (min)PublisherRecording
Masques
I - Ouverture Canto Carnascialesco
II - Der Juden Tanz
III - Hoftanz
IV - English Dompe flegmatico
V - Balletto Sanguino
Violin, Clarinet, Trombone, Tuba, Guitar, Percussion, Saxophone, Drumset, Contrabasss, Piano, Trumpet201420manusHJF477
“Duologues”. Work including improvisation for ensemble YggdrasilContrabass, Guitar, Piano, Flute, Saxophone200835manus“Duologues” TUTL HJF188
“Tinna og Tám”.Piano, Voice, Electronics200830manus“Tinna og Tám” TUTL RIT002
“Risastova”. Work including improvisation for ensemble YggdrasilContrabasss, Guitar, Saxophone, Voice200620manus“Risastova” TUTL HJF111
“Askur”. Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasil. Co-written workContrabasss, Guitar, Piano, Percussion, Saxophone, Voice, Elbas, Drumset200640manus“Askur” TUTL HJF133
“Avanersuaq”. Work including improvisation for ensemble Yggdrasil. Co-written with Rasmus LyberthViolin, Contrabasss, Guitar, Percussion, Voice 200640manus
“Fimm hurðar”. Work including improvisationPiano, Percussion, Saxophone200625manus
“Yggdrasil”. Work including improvisation for ensemble YggdrasilContrabass, Guitar, Piano, Flute, Saxophone, Voice, Drumset200240manus“Yggdrasil” TUTL HJF088
“Vágatunnilin”. Work including improvisation for ensemble YggdrasilViolin, Contrabass, Guitar, Piano, Voice, Drumset200220manus“Risastova” TUTL HJF111
“Pump Fiction” (Oddfríður Rasmussen). Work including improvisation. Co-written work.Trombone, Drumset, Organ200225manus
“Brahmk”. Work including improvisationContrabass, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Drumset200012manus
“Klæmint”. Work including improvisationGuitar, Piano, Trumpet, Voice, Elbas199840manus“Klæmint” TUTL HJF055
“Préludes”. Work including improvisationContrabass, Piano199840manus“Préludes” TUTL HJF077
“Shalder geo”. Work including improvisationContrabass, Guitar, Piano, Organ, Recorder199740manus“Shalder geo” TUTL HJF044
“Drangar”. Work including improvisation for ensemble YggdrasilContrabass, Guitar, Flute, Saxophone, Voice, Drumset199440manus"Drangar" TUTL HJF033
“The Invisible Trumpet”. Work including improvisationGuitar, Piano, Trumpet, Saxophone199040manus
“Firra”. Work including improvisationContrabass, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Drumset, Organ198940manus“Firra” TUTL HJF023
“Addeq”. Work including improvisationContrabass, Guitar, Percussion, Voice198940manus“Addeq” TUTL HJF022
BrøytingarContrabass, Guitar, Piano, Flute, Electronics, Drumset198840manus“Brøytingar” TUTL HJF021
“Concerto Grotto”. Work including improvisation for ensemble YggdrasilContrabass, Guitar, Flute, Percussion, Saxophone, Drumset198440manus“Concerto Grotto” TUTL HJF018
“Heygar og Dreygar”. Work including improvisation for ensemble YggdrasilContrabass, Guitar, Piano, Flute, Saxophone, Drumset198340manus“Heygar og Dreygar” TUTL HJF015
“Yggdrasil træið”. Work including improvisation for ensemble YggdrasilContrabass, Guitar, Flute, Percussion, Saxophone, Organ198320manus
“Kingoløg”. Work including improvisationContrabass, Piano, Oboe, Bassoon, Recorder198340manus“Kingoløg” TUTL HJF016
“Ravnating”. Work including improvisation for ensemble YggdrasilContrabass, Guitar, Piano, Flute, Drumset198240manus“Ravnating” TUTL HJF013
“Den Yderste ø”(William Heinesen) Work including improvisation for ensemble YggdrasilGuitar, Flute, Saxophone, Contrabass, Piano, Voice 198140manus"Den Yderste ø" TUTL HJF012
“Snjóuglan”. Work including improvisationViolin, Contrabass, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Drumset197940manus“Snjóuglan” TUTL HJF007

 

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