Stian Omenås

(b.1980), musician (trumpet / percussion), composer and conductor.
From Valldal in Møre og Romsdal, lives in Moss/Norway. Educated jazz trumpeter and composer from NTNU in Trondheim and ensemble conducting from the Academy in Oslo, from 2000-2006.

Working today in several projects in improvised music, contemporary music and jazz. PARALLAX (touring band in the world), Lydrommet (DKS Norway) NORIAKI tea-ceremony, Stian Omenås Ensemble and «Solo» is his main projects as a musician. Have as a trumpeter created a unique voice in Norwegian contemporary jazz with its modernist lyrical skill, balancing between a tonal and non-tonal timbre expression.

Has played with musicians such as Louis Sclavis (FR), Terje Rypdal, Kenny Wheeler (UK), Django Bates (UK), Esperanza Spalding (US), Jon Balke, Ståle Storløkken, Christian Wallumrød, Frode Alnæs, Kim Myhr, Mats Eilertsen, Rob Waring, Erik Nylander, Eirik Hegdal, Trygve Seim, Nils Økland, Gjermund Larsen, Magnar Åm, Jai Shankar, Mira Craig, Elvira Nicolaisen, Heidi Gjermundsen Brock, Margaret Berger, Nora Noor, Anne Hytta, Gunnhild Sundli, Bugge Wesseltoft, Sofia Jernberg, Lene Grenager and many more.

Has written several commissioned works for among other things theater, dance, solo clarinet, solo violin, soprano and piano, concert band, big band, string quartet, wind quintet and symfonietta. A clear personal expression with chromaticism and rhythmic structures are consistently in my composition work.

Received in 2007 the big spark scholarship from Sparebanken Møre and was the same year chosen as the young Norwegian jazz musician of Ungjazz Alesund. Arranged my own touring music festival «Omenås Music Festival» every year at home in western Norway, from 2004-2013. Booking for nyMusikk Østfold (2012-). Members of NOPA, TONO, Njf and Norsk Komponistforening.

 

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