Metamorphc/Røyst Trio – 2013 and 2015
In 2013 Røyst and the British jazz-folk ensemble and Metamorphic, led by composer and pianist Laura Cole, initiated an ongoing collaboration project. The project explores the dynamic fusion of the two ensembles’ creative musical expressions as well as the musicians’ collective interest for song-based compositions, texture and improvisation. The collaboration toured England the summer of 2013 and in November 2015 with support from Arts Council England and Music Norway.
‘Salt Song’ – 2013
In 2013 Røyst Trio collaborated with the Irish composer and double bass player Dave Kane along with the British artists Andy Wood (film maker), Rommi Smith (poet), Jason Hird (director) to make the genre-crossing production ‘Salt Song’ which was staged at Hyde Park Cinema in Leeds, UK. The production also included a band featuring leading musicians from the British jazz scene; Matthew Bourne, Joost Hendrix, Simon Beddoe, Seth Bennett, Oliver Dover and Tom Sidebottom.
WOCALLING – Røyst in collaboration – 2010 and 2011
In April and May 2010 Røyst spent a month working in Zimbabwe. There they were part of a larger collaborative project with local and international singers, musicians, poets and dancers in the project ‘WoCalling – Røyst in Collaboration’ which was commissioned by Harare International Festival of Arts, and which the following year toured Germany and Norway.
Iain Ballamy/Thomas Strønen/LIMA Sax Quartet and Røyst – 2007
When touring in England 2007 the group collaborated with world renowned Ian Ballamy and Thomas Strønen, who together with Røyst and LIMA Sax Quartet performed to pieces originally written by Røyst for the collaboration project.