Photo  Ketil Hardy

Photo Ketil Hardy

Christian Meaas Svendsen

Christian is the founder of Nakama Records and the leader of the band Nakama. He is also known from groups such as Mopti, Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit and Duplex. Christian is aiming towards becoming a distinctive yet flexible musician, and is working on finding ways to approach musical material through new ways of improvising. Although he is a firm believer that any creative output stands strong on its own terms, he also feels that music is a powerful tool to make a change in this world. His ambition is to connect the classical, contemporary and the free, rhythmic music tradition, and reach beyond the various imaginative borders created by human society and modern culture.