The presidency of Vestnes approved the award of the cultural prize of the city council for 2018 at a meeting on Monday.
The cultural prize is a check of 10,000 NOK and a diploma of cultural prizes.
The editor, Tore Gjelsten in Fiksdal, was the editor of jazz musician and composer Terje Rypdal.
On the ground, Terje Rypdal emphasizes his long and controversial career as one of the most important musicians and composers of Norway in jazz and in contemporary music.
"His compositions and performances are probably" a demanding music "and it is a music that must be listened to, but enjoys great respect in his country and abroad for his compositions and performances. His long and controversial career that began with the Vanguards until The last ten years was twice in Molde Jazz Artist resident in 2008 until last year returned with the conspiracy of the band It seems that this should be mentioned especially when Molde Jazz has a greatness in the genre of jazz when crossing the fjord street in the municipality of Vestnes ", is declared in the memorandum of exposure to the proponent.
It is also stated that Terje Rypdal has received three awards, whose honorific prize in 2005 is one of them. He made numerous concerts and albums, and he joined the Rockheim Hall of Fame.
"Not knowing for sure, I think he has a lot of inspiration when he lives in a place as beautiful as Tresfjord with fjords and mountains around. One of his albums has the title" If mountains could sing. "That's why he won the player's prize in 1995.
Terje Rypdal received numerous awards and prizes, but has not yet received the best cultural award "of the town of Vestnes". The municipality of Vestnes can feel proud of having such musician in the city council. Terje Rypdal deserves this for his long and contentious career where he accompanies and places the municipality of Vestnes in Norway and Europe. It is, therefore, an excellent candidate for this, "it is written in the memorandum of exhibition.
The 2018 Cultural Prize award will take place during the last meeting of the city council before Christmas, on Tuesday, December 18.