“Et sugende smukt og innovativt genremøde”.
“An absorbingly beautiful and innovative meeting of genres”
(Christian Munch-Hansen ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Politiken)
Short news: The EP “Oh Purity” released in 2014, is available worldwide for streaming or download from digital platforms a.o.
Oh Purity has also made a music documentary for the Danish National television “Oh Purity in Watching Landscapes”, which aired on several Scandinavian televisions stations in 2014/15.
You can grab an except or watch the full documentary with English subtitles from the Video & TV section of this website.
Scandinavian indie-baroque ensemble playing original music.
A charismatic singer/song-writer, teams up with a tastefull jazzpianist and one of Europe’s finest baroque ensembles and in award winning Scandinavian collaboration.
About Oh Purity
Oh Purity is an award winning collaboration between Danish singer and songwriter Trinelise Vaering, the Finland-Swedish
pianist and composer Jonas Berg and one of the finest European baroque ensembles Barokksolistene (BAS), headed by the Norwegian
solo violinist Bjarte Eike.
Oh Purity is a unique meeting between 9 outstanding and creative musicians from 6 countries and several genres: early music, moderne jazz and indie rock/pop.
The repertoire is based on a handful of alternative/indie-pop/jazz songs written and arranged by Trinelise Vaering and the Jonas Berg, and originally commissioned by the Wundergrund festival 2010. Oh Purity was the finale concert at the Copenhagen festival that year and the Danish radio broadcasted the whole concert. At the end of the year Trinelise and Jonas received a prestigious (præmiering) award from the Danish Art Foundation for their original songs. The recording of 6 songs from the original song-circle were in 2014 the focus of a TV documentary for the Danish Broadcasting corporation.
Although these gracefully swung melodies posses a timeless quality, it is not “classical” music, but rather songs from the borderland between the genres, arranged for some of Europe’s finest baroque musicians, Trinelises refreshingly unvarnished vocal and Jonas Bergs exquisitely tasteful piano.
The line-up includes a.o the distinctive sound of Swede Johannes Lundberg’s eloquent bass, Dutch Eduard Wesly’s Obo da caccia, German Adrian Rovatkay’s dulcian, as well as a string section fronted by the Norwegian solo violinist Bjarte Eike. The baroque musicians play on original instruments. As an example Rovatkay plays a Dulcian instead of a modern bassoon and the violin section play small baroque violins.
You will find OH Purity’s concerts, links to reviews, videos, photos and album tracks included in the other galleries on this website.