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  • Marvel Machine back from Japan

    After gigs in Tokyo, Matsudo, Osaka, Kobe, Tokyo, Oita, Kobe, Kyoto, we´re back from Japan with pockets full of sunshine, sounding better than ever. Check out the live videos below. Looking forward to recording our new album later this year!

  • The Fjords playlisted on P3!

    My indietronic soloproject The Fjords just got playlisted on Norwegian Broadcast Radio´s P3! Very nice surprise indeeed! You can hear the track Solidify in the player on this site, hope you like it!

  • Cape Town, South Africa

    Just came back from South Africa, where I had a blast! Played a gig with Vertex together with the talented Josh Ginsburg doing videoart. Went on to play with Mark Fransman, Dizu Plaatjies, Lasse Marhaug, Morten Minothi at several different occasions and locations. Did a gig for 18.000 birds and 1500 seals as well… Overall […]

  • 2012 Recap

    Hey Folks, as we´re approaching 2013 with great stride, I thought I´d recap the events of 2012. It´s been an interesting and productive year I think, but a lot of the work has been done behind the scenes, so here´s the gist of it:

  • Scent of Soil on Jazzwise´s “Best Albums of the Year” list

    Scent of Soil´s debut album made it to Jazzwise´s Best Albums of the Year 2012, courtesy of Stuart Nicholson.

  • Food/Prakash Sontakke/Petter Vågan – Best Live Shows 2012

    Food/Prakash Sontakke/Petter Vågan made it to John Kelman of All About Jazz´ “Best Live Shows of 2012” list. Thanks John!

  • Vertex/Dörner/Neumann Norway/Sweden Tour

    Just about to leave for another Vertex/Dörner/Neumann Tour, this time in Norway and Sweden. Especially exited about the concert in Emanuel Vigelands Museum, where we´ll also be making a live-recording.   Check out the tour dates below to see if we´re playing near you!   20. sept – Inderøy Jazzforum, Inderøy 21. sept – TKM […]

  • Scent of Soil -> San Remo UnoJazz

    Went to San Remo, Italy to play with these fantastic people! Great gig, great weekend!

  • Marvel Machine @Nattjazz

    Did an awesome gig with Marvel Machine at Nattjazz recently! Had a blast!

  • Food/Sontakke/Vågan youtube – clip

    Check out the Youtube-clip from the FOOD/Sontakke/Vågan-Concert during Trondheim Jazzfestival. Great fun playing with Thomas Strønen, Iain Ballamy and Prakash Sontakke!



Petter Vågan (b.06/07-1982) is a versatile and ever-searching guitarist based in Trondheim, Norway.

He has an expressive style rooted somewhere between jazz, freejazz, rock, freeimprov and electronic music, and utilizes an array of effects in a delicate manner to mangle and distort reality in his own way. He also uses prepared guitars and unorthodox methods to bring forth new sounds from the guitar.

In addition to have toured extensively all over Norway, Sweden, USA, Canada, Russia, Serbia, Germany and the Netherlands, he´s cooperated with many of the most exciting musicians in Norway and has drawn notice to himself through many records over the last years.

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  • Marvel Machine at Urbanguild, Kyoto, Japan 2013.04.12 pt.2
  • Marvel Machine at Urbanguild, Kyoto, Japan 2013.04.12
  • Marvel Machine at Urbanguild, Kyoto, Japan 2013.04.12 pt.3
  • Petter Vågan Live with Mark Fransman, Cape Town 2013
  • Vertex/Dörner/Neumann at On the Edge of Wrong