About me

I have been working as a cellist in Stavanger symphony orchestra since 1988. I am also a composer, and  since 1997 I have performed my own chamber music together with excellent musicians regularly , as well as a solo artist, , or in dance performances, musical theatre or in movies. My first release was in 2006, the album titled Strandmummel. It contains 18 tracks, where 10 of those is being accompanied by song.

My second album, called Free,was released 7th Oct 2012, and is  Cello solo with LiveLooping.

Biography : Composer and musician Bodhild Vossgård was born in Bergen in 1962. Educated at the Conservatoire of Music in Bergen, with piano as her main instrument. Later she studied at the Conservatoire of Music in both Oslo and Stavanger, then with cello as the main instrument.

From 1985 till 1988 she worked freelance at the Norske Teater (Norwegian theatre) with productions such as Romeo and Juliet, Fiddler on the Roof, Cats and Les Miserables. She has been a member of the Jazz-Improvisation-Contemporary group called Søyr, with a tour and recording of the album Vectors. Employed by Stavanger Symphony orchestra since 1988. Performer of Chamber music and also crossover projects like Kitchen Orchestra. Concerts and recording on the album ´Heavenly attack` by singer Randi Tytingvåg. Since 1997 she has written and performed her own Chamber music. She released her first album Strandmummel in May 2006. The music is written by Bodhild, based on the lyrics by the poet Askill Voll, and sung by Randi Tytingvåg. Ellen Sejersted Bødtker is playing the harp and Bodhild herself on cello, Including the  8 instrumental tracks the album is involving totally 10 musicians.

In 2012 she released her second album, Free, with music written for cello solo livelooping.

A dutch professor of music has described her music ; As far as it is from Piazzolla, it is in the same spirit.

Press : Of the tangoes; From Stavanger Aftenblad 13th Oct 2005, by music journalist Kirsten Gran; `

A fruitful collaboration between composer Bodhild V. and choreographer Kristine Sjo Jespersen. That music is worthy of its very own concert. A well composed piece that could deserve to be heard on its own. Temperamental, dynamic and a dream to dance to.

Of Strandmummel; Bergens Tidene 10th May 2006 Review by Olav Gorseth;

They are light and elegant the compositions coming from Bodhild. She is also joined by excellent musicians; Randi Tytingvåg is a brilliant songstress who interprets Askill Volls` tender lyrics just so. The album is a very pleasant listening experience.

Stavanger Aftenblad 2nd June 2006, review by Arnfinn Bø-Rygg;

  On this album she shows herself as a composer of both simple, unpretentious songs, and of movements from the grander compositions. Elsk dei nakne tanker, Vågevals, Flyg meg på vare venger og Sigden stands out.

Of `FREE` from the concert at the Otto-house, Finnøy;

The concert was a success, the house was filled to the brim last sunday when composer and cellist Bodhild Vossgård performed her own compositions. Vossgård used electronic effects of live recording,played in the background. In this way she added several layers of music as a backing of her own solo on top. This technique gave the audience a wonderful experience. The big crowd was given a great musical experience.The atmosphere in the small rooms was fantastic.

Stavanger Aftenblad 9th Oct, 2012, review by Arnfinn Bø Rygg;

We are already at the opening track given deep cello tones, meaty strokes and rhythmic ground patterns which forms a kontrapunkt for the singing melody line. She is best in the short pieces, like those melancholic pieces Slutt and Vårlys.  There is a meditative feeling throughout many of the pieces which is extremely sensitive and melodious.