Photo by Mads Vraa
Tor Haugerud, (b 1962), is an experienced drummer and percussionist, living in Trondheim, Norway. As a musician, he has developed his own unconventional style based on improvised music influenced by the European contemporary music scene. He is always searching the nuanced and specific sound from his percussion setup in order to bring his spontaneous expressions into the music, which also contains use of signal generator and field recordings. Tor also has a background as a physical actor and performance artist in projects of surrealistic art, in groups like Cirka Teater, misterYtor and Teater Fot, in which he also is a composer.
He has toured throughout Europe, Africa, North-America and Asia with his bands and collaborators, which include musicians like Kim Myhr, Stian Westerhus, Eirik Hegdal, Michael Duch, Ståle Storløkken, Andy Sheppard (UK), Joshua Redman (US), Jon Balke, Kjetil Møster, Siri Gjære, Terje Rypdal, Sidsel Endresen, Sainkho Namchylak (MON), Sher Miandad Khan (PAK), Philippe Lauzier (CAN), Martin Taxt, Klaus Holm, Hans Magnus Ryan, Ingar Zach and Christian Wallumrød.
Tor is also a guest lecturer at the University of Trondheim NTNU, Music Performance Studies.
Read more about Tor at www.myspace.com/torhaugerud