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Composer, arranger, pianist, church organist, ethnomusicologist, teacher, speaker

"When Olga Witte takes control and the music becomes more composed than improvised, a crew of two winds and pipe organ can perform wonders."

Mads Hæsum Christensen, Seismograf, January 2022

"Olga Witte has created her very own and deeply original musical language. She is so deep inside the music that it merges in a wonderfully logical way. It's wild and mild - and worth exploring in."

Niels Overgård, Jazznyt, February 2022

...is Olga Witte the Jon Lord of our time? Just a thought! The woman with the largest instrument of the day had composed Onkel Alberts Rumtid, inspired by a children's book of the same name [The time and space of uncle Albert by Russell Stannard] and his theory of relativity. And here the hymn dust was seriously blown out of the organ pipes in a frighteningly violent intro. One imagined the sound of the creation of the world, followed by Vogel's alto sax, which as a fresh sprout in the silence after chaos symbolized the origin of life. Kim Kristensen joined in with something that sounded like a Moog, and together they all breathed a final sigh of relief."

Jørgen Nielsen, Jazzfest.dk, July 2021

"Witte proves that she is something far more than an "ordinary" church organist. Because here we get extremely creative playing on the church organ in Skt. Luke's church in Aarhus, which differs relatively much from what one, at least according to what I think, is used to hearing in the church room on a daily basis. Beautiful, sacred and free. "

Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts, March 2022

Originals in Danish/Sweedish:

"Når Olga Witte tager styringen, og musikken bliver mere komponeret end improviseret, kan en besætning af to blæsere og pibeorgel udrette underværker."

Mads Hæsum Christensen, Seismograf, January 2022

"Olga Witte har skabt sit helt eget og dybt originale musikalske sprog. Hun er så dybt inde i musikken at det smelter sammen på forunderlig logisk vis. Det er vildt og mildt - og værd at gå på opdagelse i."

Niels Overgård, Jazznyt, February 2022

"... er Olga Witte vor tids Jon Lord? Bare en tanke! Kvinden med dagens største instrument havde skrevet Onkel Alberts Rumtid, inspireret af en børnebog af samme navn om Albert Einstein og hans relativitetsteori. Og her blev salmestøvet for alvor blæst ud af orgelpiberne i en skræmmende voldsom intro.

Man forestillede sig lyden af verdens skabelse, efterfulgt at Vogels altsax, der som en frisk spire i stilheden efter kaos symboliserede livets opståen. Kim Kristensen stemte i med noget, der lød som en Moog, og sammen åndede de alle ud i et forløsende suk."

Jørgen Nielsen, Jazzfest.dk, July 2021

 

"Witte beviser at hun er noe langt mer enn en «vanlig» kirkeorganist. For her får vi ytterst kreativt spill på kirkeorgelet i Skt. Lukas kirke i Aarhus, som skiller seg relativt mye fra det man, i alle fall etter hva jeg tror, er vant til å høre i kirkerommet til daglig. Vakkert, sakralt og fritt."

Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts, March 2022

Contact:

OLGA WITTE

 

Mallinggårdsvej 37, 8340 Malling, Denmark

olgawitte@gmail.com

(+45)51927043