Ayumi Tanaka is a Japanese pianist, composer and improviser living in Norway. She leads her own trio together with drummer Per Oddvar Johansen and fellow Nakama-member Christian Meaas Svendsen on bass. Attracted by the communicative powers of music, her motivation for creating music is to open the listener’s heart, and create a space which is free from ethnicity, culture and history.
Johan Lindvall is a Swedish pianist and composer based in Oslo. After finishing his master studies at the Norwegian academy of music he's mainly focusing on minimalistic music, both acoustic and electronic, in composition and improvisation. He's active in projects such as Torg, Antler and Mette Henriette.
Christian Wallumrød has worked as a musician and composer since 1992, and he is considered one of the most prominent and influential musicians of his generation in Norway. Wallumrød has released a string of albums with his own ensemble Christian Wallumrød Ensemble on ECM, and is also known through his collaboration with Ivar Grydeland, Ingar Zach and Xavier Charles in the French/Norwegian group Dans Les Arbres.