Eyvind Kang

Eyvindur Y Kang (born 23 June 1971 in Corvallis, Oregon, United States)[1] is a composer and violist. He was raised in Canada and the United States, and has since lived and worked in countries ranging from Italy to Iceland.[2]

Eyvind Kang
Eyvind Kang live with Rova: Orchestrova's Electric Ascension in Saalfelden, 2009. (Photo by Davide Leonardi)
Eyvind Kang live with Rova: Orchestrova's Electric Ascension in Saalfelden, 2009.
(Photo by Davide Leonardi)
Background information
Born (1971-06-23) 23 June 1971 (age 49)
Corvallis, Oregon
OriginUnited States
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, educator


Eyvind Kang, moers festival 2010

A recurring theme in his solo work is the "NADE", the meaning of which Kang is not willing to disclose. Referring titles include "Theme from the first NADE", "5th NADE/Invisible Man", "Theme from the sixth NADE" (all three from the debut album 7 NADEs, 1996); "Jewel of the NADE", "Mystic NADE" (both from Theater of Mineral NADEs, 1998) and "Harbour of the NADE" (Virginal Co-ordinates, 2003). His preferred instrument is the viola.[1][2][3]

In 2014 Kang visited Vossajazz in western Norway, for a gig with Bill Frisell's trio Beautiful Dreamers, including with drummer Rudy Royston, for the opening concert. During the concert Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen joined in for a tune.[4]


Solo albumsEdit


With Joe McPhee
With Bill Frisell
With Wayne Horvitz
With Dying Ground
  • 1998: Dying Ground - Live at the Knitting Factory (Avant)
With Secret Chiefs 3
With Dylan van der Schyff and François Houle
  • 1999: Pieces of Time (Line 4/Spool)
With Mr. Bungle
With Michael Bisio
  • 2000: MBEK (Meniscus)
With Amir Koushkani
  • 2001: In the Path of Love (Golbarg)
With Skúli Sverrisson & Hilmar Jensson
  • 2002: Napoli 23 (Smekkleysa)
With Tucker Martine
  • 2004: Orchestra Dim Bridges (Conduit)
With Billy Martin & Socket
  • 2005: January 14 & 15, 2005 (Amulet)
With Jessika Kenney
  • 2005: Aestuarium (Endless)
  • 2012: The Face of the Earth (Ideologic Organ)
With John Zorn
With Jessika Kenney and Hyeonhee Park
  • 2014: At Temple Gate (Weyrd Son Records)[6]

Guest appearancesEdit


  1. ^ a b "Artists: Eyvind Kang". Biography. Ipecac.com. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  2. ^ a b de Barros, Paul. "Eyvind Kang". Biography. AllMusic. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Layne, Joslyn. "Eyvind Kang: Prolific musician searches for spiritual sustenance". Biography. The Seattle Times. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  4. ^ Johannessen, Thomas (April 12, 2014). "God start på Vossa Jazz" (in Norwegian). JazzINorge.no. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  5. ^ https://idischidiangelica.bandcamp.com/album/chirality-2
  6. ^ "Eyvind Kang". Discography. Discogs.com. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  • Zorn, John, ed. (2000). Arcana: Musicians on Music. New York: Granary Books/Hips Road. ISBN 1-887123-27-X.

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