A Sea Of Islands-festival tonight

Dear friends of Il Tempo Gigante

I’m playing an on-line concert tonight at the A Sea Of Islands-festival with the music from my latest recording Elektrisk Guitar. The concert will be well over half an hour and can be seen (tonight 3rd of July) between 20.30 and midnight (follow the link below to Theaterformens homepage, scroll down and find Rolf Hansen)
I hope you will enjoy!


All the best


Soundcheck at A Sea Of Islands Festival

Review of Elektrisk Guitar

“Sein Stil ist von großer Klarheit und künstlerischer Reife gezeichnet, seine Kompositionen bleiben trotz Lust am Experiment in jedem Moment melodisch zugänglich und emotional offen, und das gesamte Album wird von einer souveränen Eigenständigkeit und Wärme getragen, zu der man gerade im anstehenden Herbst und Winter sehr gerne immer wieder zurückkehren wird.”  (5/6)

I.J.Biermann (nordische-musik.de) – read the full review here:

Full review in German

German Winter Tour

Dear Friends,

I’m going on a small winter solo-tour in Germany with my new Album Elektrisk Guitar playing the following dates:

14.11. D-Berlin, Ufa-Fabrik (along with other artists as part of the last mix-tape concert)
21.11. D-Stuttgart, Galao
22.11. D-München, Kleines Spiel
23.11. D-Traunstein, Festung

I hope some of you have already had a chance to listen to the new Album. If not here’s a link:


All the best, and hope to see you out there!


New Instrumental Album out September 27th

Dear friends of Il Tempo Gigante,
I’m very happy to announce that I finally have a new album coming out on 27th of September 2019.
The album – which is called Elektrisk Guitar – will be released under my own name, Rolf Hansen, and not Il Tempo Gigante. It’s an exploration of the electric guitar as a solo instrument and contains 13 pieces wich are a kind of songs without words. Half of the album is arranged for one guitar only, and the other half for respectively 2, 3, and 4 guitars. I’ve been given the chance to be able to release this material on the Berlin label Karaoke Kalk for which I feel very grateful. I’m very happy with – and proud of – these new recordings and I’m so looking forward to sharing them with all of you in September.
It’s possible to preorder the Vinyl here: https://rolfhansen.bandcamp.com/album/elektrisk-guitar

Winter tour cancelled

Dear friends, we are so sorry, but we have to cancel the Winter tour in December due to health problems, and we are trying to reschedule for April. We will try our best to reach all the cities we are now missing. All the best, and hopefully see you soon!

Winter tour with band

Dear friends, I’m very happy to announce the ITG Winter-tour with band.
The band is:
Peter Bruun Drums/keyboard
Jonas Westergård Bas/keyboard
Rolf Hansen Vocal/guitar
I hope to see a lot of you out there, bis hoffentlich bald!
25.11. DK-Klaverfabrikken Hillerød (Buddhas Jazzklub)

30.11. DE-Hamburg, Astra Stube
01.12. DE-Bochum, Goldkante
02.12. DE-Wuppertal, Utopiastadt
03.12. DE-Mainz, Kulturclub Schon Schön
04.12. DE-Bielefeld, Falkendom
06.12. DE-Grevenbroich, Kultus
08.12. DE-München, Glockenbachwerkstatt
09.12. DE-Stuttgart, Theaterhaus
10.12. DE-Memmingen, Kulturwerkstatt
14.12. DE-Chemnitz, Atomino


Alles Liebe,



Spring tour 2016

Dear Friends,
I am so happy to announce the ITG spring tour; this time I’ll be going to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Portugal. Looking so much forward to playing again; greetings here from the rehearsal room, and hopefully – see you soon! Here are the dates…
06.4. DE-Berlin, Ä Neukölln
07.4. DE-Cottbus, Galerie Fango
08.4. DE-Hannover, raufrunterkunst
09.4. DE-Magdeburg, Moritzhof
12.4. DE-Düsseldorf, Brause
13.4. DE-Köln, Die Wohngemeinschaft
14.4. DE-Grevenbroich, Cafe Kultus
16.4. DE-Stuttgart, Galao
18.4. CH-Winterthur, Monomontag @ Portier
22.4. CH-Zürich, kafi fürDich
23.4. IT-Monzambano, DiNotte Records
24.4. IT-Padova, En Plein Air Festival
25.4. AT-Graz, Scherbe
26.4. DE-München, Heppel & Ettlich
27.4. DE-Traunstein, Festung
28.4. AT-Wien, Clash
29.4. DE-Erlangen, Unter einem Dach-Festival
02.5. DE-Darmstadt, Gute Stube
03.5. DE-Bremen, Karton
04.5. DE-Kiel, Prinz Willy Open Air @ Forstbaumschule
05.5. DE-Oldenburg, Polyestival
18.5. PT-Fafe, Teatro Cinema
19.5. PT-Oporto, O meu Mercedes é maior que o teu
20.5. PT-Coimbra, Galeria Santa Clara
21.5. PT-Faro, Associação Ar Quente
22.5. PT-Lisbon, Lusitano Clube

Two new Festival concerts confirmed

There’s a bigger April Europe-tour coming up, and we will publish the dates here very soon (we just need a few more confirmations to complete the list – so please keep posted) but first, here’s two festival dates confirmed:
29.4. Erlangen, Unter einem Dach-Festival
20.8. Bielefeld, Slowing Down Time-Festival