“We’re talking about one of the most innovative vocal ensembles that has been heard for a very long time. (…)
Oslo 14 is brave, different – a vocal ensemble like no else.”
– Tor Hammerø, Tor de Jazz

 

The ensemble was initiated by singer and composer Elin Rosseland together with Østnorsk Jazzsenter in 2014.
Spring 2017, singer and composer Andreas Backer is the new artistic director, focusing on free vocal improvisation in a large format.
Oslo 14 works mainly with pure human voice sounds, no sampling or electronic devices, most often acoustically or sometimes with just basic microphones/PA.
Their first album, “Improvisasjon*Komposisjon”, was released fall 2016 on NOR CD.