lineup

Simon Toldam / Piano
Nils Davidsen / Bass 
Knut Finsrud / Drums

A trio born in 2010, discovered a form and a sound that allowed Toldam’s newly written music to bloom in 2011, and released the grammy nominated debut album “Sunshine Sunshine or Green as Grass” in 2012..

The duologi KIG OP – released in 2014 and 2015 - consists of twentyfour Toldam compositions tracked live in the studio to analog tape. Each piece relates to what you might see when taking a moment to simply stop and look up ... trees, sky, church towers, clouds, nothingness, endlessness, birds, ether ... everyday things we often forget in our everyday lives.

The music of various moods and rhythms take the trio from minimalistic acoustic soundscapes to folkish piano hymns to tuneful swings to ballads and avant-gardistic improvisations.

The effect is much like bearing witness to the random blue world above us.

Drummer Knut Finsrud and bass player Nils Davidsen is completing this versatile and vibrant trio. Whether it’s swinging, mooding, noising or silencing, the interplay between these three shows their stunningly ability to breathe and blow as one musical organism.


simon toldam trio
'Kig op 15'

released april 27th 2015
ilk music

Kig Op 15 (or, Look Up 15) is the second album of an Autumn-Spring duology recorded by the Simon Toldam Trio in a fruitful two-day session in Copenhagen, Denmark. It consists of a dozen Toldam compositions tracked live in the studio to analog tape. Each piece offers a sonic view of what you might see in those rare moments when you stop and look up: lightning bolts, air-light gliders, a crescent moon, spacedrops, treetops, the Big Red Eye ... extraordinary things we often miss in our everyday lives.


simon toldam trio 'Kig OP 14'

released september 29th 2014
ilk music

"Kig Op 14" is the first album of a duology recorded by Simon Toldam Trio in a feverish two-day session in Copenhagen, Denmark.
It consists of a dozen Toldam compositions tracked live in the studio to analog tape. Each piece relates to what you might see when taking a moment to simply stop and look up ... trees, sky, church towers, clouds, nothingness, endlessness, birds, ether ... everyday things we often forget in our everyday lives.

The music distills to pure essence the playful atmosphere of the ST3 debut album "Sunshine Sunshine or Green as Grass". Twelve explorations of various moods and rhythms take the trio from minimalistic acoustic soundscapes to folkish piano hymns to tuneful swings and ballads. The effect is much like bearing witness to the random blue world above us.


simon toldam trio
'Sunshine Sunshine or Green as Grass'

released february 28th 2012 ilk music

In late 2010, after many years of having focused on music that moved in many other directions Toldam, much to his surprise, realized that the new compositions that flowed from the keyboard and onto the paper were compositions that called for, yes even demanded, interpretation by a trio in order to reach their full potential.

It has become the essence of Toldam. The essence that lies in music that embraces and represents the main parts of his musical life and development – which is a distillate of his experiences as a nine year old with his very first trio to his current collaboration with kindred spirits Nils Davidsen and Knut Finsrud. He has the piano sing with music, bubbling or silently breathed.