The voices are full of emotion and honesty. Whether it’s an inspiring rhythm or heartfelt song, the members of Terrablue voices have embraced their vocal painting since joining forces in 2015.
Terrablue voices are a vocal ensemble with 12-16 singers based in Sandefjord/Tønsberg in Vestfold. The ensemble was founded by the conductor and artistic leader, Kristina O. Gidefeldt in 2015, as a project during her Master studies of rhythmical choir direction at RAMA. The idea was to develop the “”intelligent choir”” through vocal painting and improvisation.
The ensemble combines improvisation with written arrangements. Much of the written repertoire are arranged and customized for the ensemble. Terrablue voices explore the use of microphones with loops and other technical devices and are crossing borders according to style and genre. The concert format is new and innovative, including the audience in the performance.
Terrablue voices has high ambitions and wish to stand out nationally and internationally with their music and performance. The ensemble currently works with music written and arranged by Nordic artists and performers. We also work with parts of the material in the studio to be able to release the music in the future. The project is called «Nordic Travels».
CV Kristina O. Gidefeldt, director:
o 5 years of Music Performance Studies at NTNU
o Bachelor 1993
o Vocal exams, level 4, 6 and 7
o Course in adult learning and pedagogy, Lillehammer University College
o Courses taught by Oren Brown, Susanna Eken, Ian Partridge and Kjersti Ekeberg, among others
o Jazz improvisation, The Norwegian Jazz Forum 2003
o Master in Rhythmic Choir from The Royal Academy of Music, Aalborg/Aarhus (RAMA) in 2016 (degree in rhythmic choir management and training in “”The Intelligent Choir”” with professor Jim Daus Hjernøe)
o Extensive choir experience from Stockholm choirs such as Adolf Fredriks Bachkör and Stockholm Philharmonic Choir
o Alto soloist at several Norwegian concerts, with an emphasis on baroque- and church music
o Formed a jazz trio in 2004. The trio was later extended to a quintet. The band is based in Sandefjord
o Music pedagogue at the Trondheim Katedralskole and Stange videregående skole
o Music pedagogue at Sandefjord videregående skole 2003-
o Conductor, Bel Canto Vestfold. Bel Canto is an active ladies’ choir with ambitions. The choir has a predominantly classical profile, but also has some rhythmic material in their repertoire
o Started up the vocal ensemble Terrablue voices (TBV) in october 2015. The ensemble has 12-16 singers. TBV are using TIC, VOPA and improvisation in combination with written material. The concertform is crossing borders between styles av genres. The audience is often invited to be an actice part of singing. TBV have high goals and wish to be acknowledged for our performances, both national and international.
o Course leader in rhtythmic vocal music and conducting in Norway and abroad, by amongst others; Norges Korforbund.
o Arranger and composer. Write own music and arrangements for Bel Canto, TBV, Sandefjord VGS and others.