Fall 2017 in Oslo, Norway: Part 1

I’m living in Oslo with a Fulbright Grant, working with jazz composer Helge Sunde, writing a large composition inspired by my Norwegian heritage that will be performed in May or June 2018. Although I am living and working in Oslo, part of my research project involves visiting Bergen, where my great grandfather Edvard Johansen lived at the beginning of the twentieth century. My hope is that my time in Norway will be an exciting time filled with musical and cultural exchange, as well as artistic inspiration, and so far it has more than exceeded my expectations. The Fulbright office here in Oslo has been really gracious in welcoming us to the country, as well as providing us guidance (both fina