John Erik Kaada (NO)

Kaada (2018)



NB! Double feature with “Run, Run, Run” by Marcela Lucatelli:
21:00: “Run, Run, Run”
21:45: Kaada

John Erik Kaada has been described as full of uncompromising energy and talent - a true musical experience.

It goes without saying that the the multi-instrumentalist carries a variety of instruments. Kaada features this variety in a large-scale creative work. He is famous for making fantastic emotional music for movies, albums and concerts.

Genre-crossing and experimental, yet accessible compositions are standard elements in Kaada’s music. At this concert he will perform new and older compositions.

“It was really ‘being a pianist’ that I dreamed about when I grew up. I studied classical piano with subsequent jazz studies in New York. But then composed the music for a couple of films, “Mongoland” and “Everything about my father”, both of which received a lot of attention, and I then fell into being a composer and it became a full-time job. There was less time for piano playing. In 2017 I did some solo concerts in Germany and Norway, and I realised how much I missed it. Now I’ve got a nice grand piano and spend a lot of the day in front of the keys again. During the concert with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, I will also bring with me several other instruments that I like to make music with, “says Kaada.

John Erik Kaada, most known as Kaada, has been on the Billboard List with his debut album in 2003. Since then, he has created music for creative endeavours ranging from art projects to high profile films and concerts. His music is played almost daily on TV and radio. Kaadas film music is featured in over 40 Norwegian and international movie films. His music has also been played on major TV shows such as Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Oprah, The Super Bowl, The Daily Show and 60 Minutes. He has also made music for NRK. His music had been finding its way to an ever-increasing international audience, primarily through his album releases and tours. One of the door openers has been his collaboration with the American singer, Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr.Bungle, Fantomas). Their preliminary release “Bacteria Cult” was released in 2016.

Kaada is also known as a vocalist in the band Cloroform. The band is known for its playful energetic sound, entertaining songs and its orange dresses.



Radar, Skovgaardsgade 3, 8000 Aarhus C
May 11 at 21:45


Ticket price: (Standard) 130 Kr., (Young people under 30) 80 kroner.
Note that you get a 25 % discount if you buy three tickets or more for SPOR festival.



Composer and musician:
John Erik Kaada

Presented in collaboration with Radar