Steinar Ofsdal

Steinar Ofsdal

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Born October 4, 1948 // Norwegian composer and flautist.
Since 1967 the flutist Steinar Ofsdal has performed countless times in Norway and throughout the world. In the 1970's, when interest in traditional flutes was growing in Norway, Steinar was one of a handful of young performers who became strongly interested in the old sjøfløyte (folk recorder) tradition. Steinar was strongly inspired by the flute playing of Herleik Stuvstad (born 1897), who was the last of a long line of Numedal sjøfløyte players, and Steinar learned much from him. Seljefløyta (willow flute) has also been one of Steinar's most important instruments for over thirty years. Steinar's recordings "Sjøfløyta" (together with Per Midtstigen) and "Seljefløyta" (with Hans Fredrik Jacobsen and Hallgrim Berg) have become important source recordings for young flute players today. In his solo program "Flutes in Folk Music", Steinar also introduces flutes from other areas of the world and points out common characteristics found between different musical traditions. Steinar is also a member of the group "Bukkene Bruse", which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 1999.
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Steinar Ofsdal Discography

Albums

MAI: 7801 Steinar Ofsdal Fløytesprell(LP) Plateselskapet Mai MAI: 7801 Norway 1978 Sell This Version
SK 2736 Lillebjørn Nilsen / Steinar Ofsdal Lillebjørn Nilsen / Steinar Ofsdal - Live At Sioux Falls South Dakota! (Album) Skandisk SK 2736 US 1979 Sell This Version
MAI 7903 Lars Klevstrand Og Steinar Ofsdal Lars Klevstrand Og Steinar Ofsdal - To I Spann(LP, Album) Plateselskapet Mai MAI 7903 Norway 1979 Sell This Version
8205 Steinar Ofsdal Hat Trick (Album) Plateselskapet Mai 8205 Norway 1982 Sell This Version
HLP 77023 Steinar Ofsdal Reisefeber(LP, Album) Slager Records HLP 77023 Norway 1985 Sell This Version
HLP 77032 Steinar Ofsdal Kalender (Album) Slager Records HLP 77032 Norway 1987 Sell This Version
HMC 77044 Steinar Ofsdal Vestenfor Måne (Album) Slager Records HMC 77044 Norway 1989 Sell This Version
HLP 77038 Steinar Ofsdal, Per Midtstigen Steinar Ofsdal, Per Midtstigen - Sjøfløyta(LP) Slager Records HLP 77038 Norway 1989 Sell This Version
HCD 77038 Steinar Ofsdal / Per Midtstigen Steinar Ofsdal / Per Midtstigen - Sjøfløyta(CD, Album) Slager Records HCD 77038 Norway 1995 Sell This Version
EM15 Aw* - Ofsdal* - Sereba* Aw* - Ofsdal* - Sereba* - Kaké(CD, Album) Etnisk Musikklubb EM15 Norway 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HS 119 Steinar Ofsdal Reisefeber / Fruktstol(7", Single) Slager Records HS 119 Norway 1985 Sell This Version
HS 124 Steinar Ofsdal Sommer'n Er Endelig Her(7", Single) Slager Records HS 124 Norway 1987 Sell This Version
HS 141 Steinar Ofsdal Bambolero / Miriams Voggelåt(7", Single) Slager Records HS 141 Norway 1989 Sell This Version