Klaus Ellerhusen Holm
(b.1979) Lives in Oslo and works in the field of improvised music and the outer regions of jazz. Enjoying and feeling at home in a number of different settings within this environment.
He has a bachelor degree from the jazz department at the Trondheim Music Conservatory, and has studied composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Recently he has also composed music for small chamber settings and music for film.
Currently the most active projects are: Ballrogg with Roger Arntzen and lately joined by Ivar Grydland (Bolage/HUBRO). Sinepuxent with Daniel Meyer Grønvold (upcoming release 2012) and Muringa with Kim Myhr, Martin Taxt and Tor Haugerud. He is also a steady workhorse in the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra playing works by young Norwegian composers, among others Kim Myhr (cd: Stems and cages, mnj records), Øyvind Brække and Motorpsyco with Ståle Storløkken.
He has performed music in 19 countries, and been featured on the BBC. Lately Ballrogg's music has been used in a radio drama production for Hessischer Rundfunk. Recent performances include Earshot festival (Seattle 2010), Opposition festival (St. Petersburg 2010) Victoriaville (Victoriaville 2010) Kongsberg jazzfestival (Kongsberg 2010), Moldejazz (Molde 2010) Varangerfestivalen (Varanger 2010) and Borealis Contemporary Music Festival (Bergen 2010)
He has also collaborated with, or played in ad hoc settings with: Mats Äleklint, Johan Berthling, Xavier Charles, Clare Cooper, Jim Denley, Axel Dörner, Michael Duch, John Edwards, Sidsel Endresen, Sture Ericsson, Dario Farello, Ingebrikt Håker Flaten, Frode Gjerstad, Giuseppe Giufree, Ivar Grydeland, Anders Hana, Carl Ludwig Hübsch, Terje Isungset, Anita Kaasbøll, Håkon Kornstad, Ola Kvernberg, Ole Henrik Moe jr., Mathias Muche, Lars Myrvoll, Kjell Nordesson, John Russel, Fredrik Rundkvist, Kari Rønnekleiv, Ignaz Schick, Raymond Strid, Mattias Ståhl, Christian Wallumrød, Stian Westerhus, Joe Williamson, Ingar Zach and Per Zanussi.
Klaus Ellerhusen appears on the following SOFA-releases
- Muringa «the unknown knowns» (alto saxophone & clarinet)