Terje Evensen. Drummer, Sound designer & Composer.

Quotes from the press


Terje Evensen talks to Alceste Ayroldi

Alceste Ayroldi – Musica jazz

Terje Evensen talks to Knut Heggenes

Knut Heggenes – Varden

Terje Evensen talks to Fiona Talkington

Fiona Talkington – MIC – Listen to Norway

Terje Evensen talks to Sebastian Scotney

Sebastian Scotney – London Jazz News


“Evensen is adept at making the unsaid said, the little bell-like noises and murmurings he invokes as part of his cave of softly encroaching sounds as mysterious as the dawn approaching.”

Stephen Graham – Marlbank

“Evensen is a master of the soundscaper’s art”

Ian Mann – The Jazz Mann

“On Apochryful, the laptop ripple from Terje Evensen is incorporated in a remarkably sensitive and undemonstrative way – Evensen simply adding to the textural and melodic commentaries of the rhythm section.”

Daniel Paton – Music OMH

“The Norwegian adds his trademark electronica to a slowed down, melancholic Fringe Magnetic arrangement…….
……, and thanks to Evensen, intrinsically Nordic in feel.”

Ian Mann – The Jazz Mann

“ – a high point of Twistic being ‘Apochryful’ also featuring Spin Marvel’s Norwegian percussionist Terje Evensen’s subtle electronic treatments.”

Selwyn Harries – Jazzwise

“Norwegian keys, drums, electronics expert Terje Evensen – feature sparse dynamics with enterprising samples of white noise and percussive loops.”

Keith Arnes – UK Musician Union

“There is something quite beautiful, often calm and even stunning about this music that I find most enchanting.”

Bruce Lee Gallanter – Downtown Music Gallery

“Terje has a unique production style and an ear for pleasant surprises.”

Chris Koff – Sound on Sound

”Percussionist Terje Evensen adds decorative colour and texture; scraped and bowed cymbals, nuanced and fragmented rhythms.”

The Wire

”Evensen is a sensitive player, and his contributions subtly reinforce some of the rhythmic aspects of the music without ever slipping into a flat-out groove.”

Brain Marley – The Wire

”Evensen, a former student of the mighty Audun Kleive clearly relishes exploring the extremities of his kit as well as playing in time.”

John Gill – Jazzwise

”Terje Evensen is one of the brightest young jazz musicians I have heard for many years”

Graham Collier – Jazz changes

”This is nightmarish, futuristic ambient jazz, full of brooding throbs and clanking electronics courtesy of Norwegian programmer Terje Evensen.”

Kartan Mackness – Time Out

”Terje is very much a multi talented musician too who I met here in London. Not only is he a great drummer but he has other skills too, which mark him out as a very special musician to me.”

Martin France in an interview with Jazzwise Magazine

”Norwegians Terje Gewelt (Bass) and Terje Evensen (drums) set up a Brilliant rhythmic foundations for Powell and the breathtaking guitarist Mike Walker.”


”Drummer Evensen was a perfect example of the new school of drummer, a modern electronic-influenced player but well versed in free jazz, his playing was fresh and driving”

Steve Cournane – The Dominion post New Zealand

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