Olga Konkova piano
Wenche Losnegård – vocal
Per Hillestad percussion & drums on tracks 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6
Paolo Vinaccia – percussion on track 9
Knut Hem acoustic sound effects on track 2
CD: LOS 102-2
All songs composed by Olga Konkova except track 4. by Wenche Losnegård and track 6. by Hans Mathisen
Lyrics for tracks 2, 5 & 7 by Olga Konkova. Tracks 1, 3, 8 & 9 by Anna Akhmatova. Track 4 by Emilie Dickinson. Track 6 by Karin Bang Brynildsen
Produced by Olga Konkova
Front cover photo Guro Skjelderup
Olga Konkova was born in Moscow in 1969. She started her music education in her hometown and later at Berklee in Boston. She moved to Oslo in 1994. Her fi rst CD release is “The Flow” from 1997 on Curling Legs. Then she had three releases in a row on the English Candid label: “Her Point Of View” 1991, “Northern Crossing” 2001, “Some Things From Home” 2001. Together with Per Mathisen she released “Unbound” in 2006 on the Alessa label.
In 2009 she released a CD with solo piano improvisations with music inspired by Joni Mitchell on The Swedish Caprice label. Here are some thoughts by Olga herself about the music on her new CD – My Voice: This record is my first attempt to write music for voice and piano. The inspiration comes from my life-long love for the music of Franz Schubert and Gustav Mahler – “Die schöne Müllerin”, “Winterreise” (F. Schubert) and “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen”, “Kindertotenlieder” (Gustav Mahler).