Ingar Zach is one of the leading percussionists/improvisers from Norway. He is known for the wide range of sounds in his drum kit and his dynamic, energetic use of percussion. Now living in Madrid, he concentrates on his solo work and his regular ensembles. He has been dedicated to experimental music and folk music for the last five years and is now touring and recording with his regular ensembles in Europe, Canada, USA, South America and Asia. He founded the Norwegian label for improvised music, SOFA, together with guitar player, Ivar Grydeland in May 2000 and the SILLÓN label in 2005.

In his Online Masterclass series for Sounds Unheard – ‘Sonic Possibilities’ – Ingar speaks about his experiences in free improvisation and composition in both solo and ensemble contexts, and the challenges of breaking down musical traditions to find a sound of your own.

In part one, ‘A New Point of View, Ingar traces his development as an experimental musician, from his early days banging on pots and pans to his introduction to freely improvised and experimental music in Stockholm.


Join us on Friday for part two of this masterclass, where Ingar discusses the development of his practice and two of his ensembles – Huntsville and Dans Les Arbes. To learn more about Ingar, please visit his website.

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