Norwegian trumpet player, composer and producer Nils Petter Molvaer connects multiple music styles – jazz, ambient, house, electronic and break beats, as well as elements from hip hop, rock and pop music – and effortlessly melts them into convincing soundscapes of deep intensity. His debut album Khmer (ECM 1997) was a defining moment in his career. Previously he’d cut his teeth and earned a reputation as a key figure in the Norwegian scene, but Khmer put him firmly in the spotlight and won the awards. Throughout all these musical adventures Nils Petter’s own musical journey always remained the master, his ability to create music of symphonic textures with clarity and individuality. It was these qualities which earned him the prestigious Buddy award which also recognised the strong international career he’d forged. His globally sought after live performances were celebrated and Nils Petter shared with us some of his global inspirations from the haunting sounds of the Armenian duduk, to muezzin calls, new textures and new thoughts which were already developing in his live performances. Throughout all this and the busy international touring diary, Nils Petter was writing music for the theatre, and for film, and playing a key role in awakening the world to Norway’s key role in the development of jazz and contemporary music.