Archive for the 'norway' Category

Rebekka Karijord (NO)

December 12, 2012

Rebekka Karijord is a Norwegian born, Stockholm based musician and composer. After creating music for over 30 films, Karijord recorded The Noble Art of Letting Go released to the UK and Europe. Afterwards, she went on tours to Scandinavia and Europe. There were also song placements on BBC and ABC Television, and the world touring nouveau cirque Cirkus Cirkör performance Wear it Like a Crown being based upon Rebekkas song of the same title.

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Siri Gjære (NO)

December 12, 2012

Siri Gjære is a Norwegian Jazz vocalist from Levanger, known for her collaborations with musicians like Tord Gustavsen, Stian Carstensen, Eirik Hegdal, Maria Kannegaard, Jarle Bernhoft, Eldbjørg Raknes, and Steinar Raknes.

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Hanne Hukkelberg (NO)

December 12, 2012

Hanne Hukkelberg is a singer-songwriter from Kongsberg, Norway. Hukkelberg started singing and playing instruments at the age of 3. In her youth, she was a vocalist covering genres such as jazz, rock, and free jazz, and was also a member of the influential doom metal band Funeral in high school, in which she contributed vocals on their second album, In Fields of Pestilent Grief. She earned her degree from the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.

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Anne Marie Almedal (NO)

December 12, 2012

In the arcadian fields of pastoral folk-pop, there is a rare nightingale nestling in the trees, singing her song… Anne Marie Almedal. The velvet-voiced Norwegian artist whose words, music and presence astounds many. Following on from her first album, Anne Marie and her delightful accompanists performed their naturalismo folk-pop in and out of Norway, and presented her much-anticipated follow-up, “Blue Sky Blue”, summer 2010.”Himmelblå”, one of the singles to appear on “Blue Sky Blue”, also managed to fly high in the charts over here in Scandinavia – theme song to the record-breaking Norwegian tv-drama series.

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Haugtussa (NO)

December 12, 2012

Haugtussa is a music constellation based on Arne Garborg’s work (Haugtussa) between Ketil Bjørnstad and Lynni Treekrem, released in 1995.

Haugtussa is an epic circle of poems, written by the Norwegian author Arne Garborg. The poems are reckoned a classical example of Norwegian Neo-romanticism or Symbolism. The themes of the poems are closely related to Garborg’s rural background, and a number of supernatural beings, like the draug, the hulderpeople and other creatures, are involved. A Haugtusse is originally a female subterrestrial (a Hulder), but in this story it is an eponym of the main character, a psychic young girl, usually called Veslemøy.

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Gåte (NO)

December 12, 2012

Gåte was a band from Trøndelag, Norway playing Norwegian folk music bred with metal and electronica. Their style has been referred to as progressive folk-rock. The band was put together by Sveinung Sundli (violin, keyboards) in 2000 and originally consisted of his little sister Gunnhild Sundli (vocals), Gjermund Landrø (bass, backing vocals), Martin Langlie (drums) and Magnus Robot Børmark (guitar, keyboards). Martin Langlie was replaced by Kenneth Kapstad in 2004. The band’s name is the Norwegian word for riddle.

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Susanne Sundfør (NO)

December 12, 2012

Susanne Aartun Sundfør is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. She is the granddaughter of language researcher Kjell Aartun. She currently resides in Oslo. Mastering both jazz and classical music, Susanne Sundfør has developed a hybrid, combining elements of both with intimate and powerful lyrics. She plays the guitar and the piano. Although new on the Norwegian popular music scene, she is already well known and often compared to internationally acclaimed musicians like Joni Mitchell and Carole King.

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Gjermund Larsen Trio (NO)

December 12, 2012

Gjermund Larsen, a member of Majorstuen, has his own project called Gjermund Larsen Trio. His album Ankomst (Heilo/Grappa, 2008) combines the best of Norwegian folk music with elements of classical music and contemporary jazz. Larsen’s Trio includes double bassist Sondre Meisfjord and pianist/organist Andreas Utnem. Two additional guests participate in Ankomst: percussionist Helge Norbakken and vocalist Gro Kjeleberg Solli.

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Hardingrock (NO)

December 11, 2012

Hardingrock is a collaboration between the musicians Star of Ash (Heidi Solberg Tveitan), Ihsahn (Vegard Tveitan) and Grimen (Knut Buen). The album Grimen presents folk tunes on the Norwegian national instrument, Harding fiddle, text and melodies based on Norwegian mythical tradition, arranged and recomposed in modern form with influences from heavy metal and classically inspired electronica. This is an experimental project where folk tunes are thematically broken down and expressed in a new rhythmic and harmonic form with guitars, piano, keyboards, percussion, recitation and song.

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Varg Veum (NO)

December 11, 2012

Varg Veum is a series of crime novels written by Gunnar Staalesen, about the private detective Varg Veum, who lives in Bergen, on the west coast of Norway. The books have been translated to several languages, including English, German, Swedish, and Danish. They also have been adapted to screen in 12 films (where we follow the story of Varg evolve into 2 season).

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