From the North


For this New Sounds, despite the approaching summer solstice, we linger on in the north with music from Scandinavian composers, and works from Iceland.  Listen to music by Swedish nyckelharpa innovator Johan Hedin from the record “Angel Archipelago," together with an all-star cast of Scandinavian music luminaries like multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, accordionist Maria Kalaniemi, electronics man Frode Fjellheim, and horn player Jonas Knutsson. 

Also, hear music by Norwegian guitarist and composer Terje Rypdal, something from Icelandic film composer and musician Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson, and music by Ketil Bjornstad.  Perhaps there will be time enough for Swedish folk group Norrlåtar, who draw on jazz, klezmer and Balkan bands, and something from Norwegian saxophonist/composer Jan Garbarek as well.

PROGRAM #3349, “From the North” (First aired on 6/12/2012)                                                 





Ketil Bjornstad

Water Stories

The View I [5:17]

ECM 1503

Terje Rypdal

After the Rain

Kjare Maren [4:12]

ECM 1083

Various Artists: Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson


Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson: Ars Moriendi - [5:44]

Six Degrees 314-524 441

Johan Hedin

Angel Archipelago

Staden (City) [4:45]

Atrium 3984-22107


Sign of the Raven

Sepän Sälli [5:57]

Resource rescd 506

Sorten Muld

Mark II

I went out one summer's day [4:00]

Northside  NSD 6035, or try

Ketil Bjornstad

Water Stories

The View II [4:29]

See above.

Mari Boine Persen

Gula gula

Gula gula

Real World Records

Jan Garbarek

Legend of the Seven Dreams

He Comes From the North [11:00]

ECM 1381