Pianist and composer Christian Wallumrød was created in 1971 in Kongsberg, Norway. He started playing piano at age 12 and by 15 he previously fallen beneath the draw of jazz, and managed to get the guts of his research while participating in the music conservatory in Trondheim. Wallumrød started playing piano skillfully with guitarist Jon Eberson in 1993, but after 1997 he begun to end up being increasingly involved with his own tasks, attracting the eye of Manfred Eicher of ECM Information, who released an record, No Birch, related to the Christian Wallumrød Trio, in the label in 1998. Sofienberg Variants made an appearance on ECM in 2003, this time around beneath the group name the Christian Wallumrød Outfit — apart from Wallumrød, the ensemble included Nils Økland on violin, Arve Henriksen on trumpet, and Per Oddvar Johansen on drums, in addition to Trygve Seim, who added tenor sax on several the monitors. By 2005, whenever a Season from Easter premiered by ECM, Gjermund Larsen acquired changed Økland on violin, and Tanja Orning on cello and harpist Giovanna Pessi acquired also been induced plank. The ensemble specific in some sort of gorgeous and downbeat ambient pop-jazz with traditional overtones and a wholesome dosage of John Cage-like experimentation (Wallumrød gets even more mileage away from gadget pianos than any musician in latest storage) that flirts with modern without actually heading there. Another ECM record, The Zoo Is certainly Far, made an appearance in 2007. Wallumrød also functions within the trio Close Erase with Ingebrigt Håker Flaten as well as the Wallumrød Ensemble’s Johansen in addition to playing within an extra trio with vocalist Elin Rosseland and bassist Johannes Eick. Wallumrød in addition has been using Sidsel Endresen since 2002, liberating an recording, Merriwinkle, using the vocalist in 2004.