Congratulations on the well-deserved win!
The 2021 Egil Storbekken Music Prize has been awarded to Norwegian musician, composer, and instrument builder Terje Isungset.
Crafting traditional instruments
Ingunset has been an important figure in Norway’s music scene for the past 30 years, with nine solo records and participation in over 60 record releases.
He is a jazz drummer but also does exploratory work by creating his own instruments out of traditional elements.
Isungset bases his designs on natural Norwegian materials such as birch, granite, and ice.
About the prize
The Egil Storbekken Music Prize for working and promoting interest in Norwegian folk music was first awarded in 2006.
It was established in honor of folk musician and composer Egil Storbekken, who died in 2002.
Storbekken is remembered for his original pieces and performances, particularly his work on the tussefløyte, a flute-like woodwind instrument from Norway.
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