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Episode #2465

New from the North

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Monday, December 04, 2006

This New Sounds program explores new works coming out of Scandinavia, with some music based in folk traditions, and played by bands who share several different members. We’ll hear from the Swedish supergroup Väsen, four musicians who have done projects ranging from nyckelharpa orchestras and Swedish traditional bands to collaborating with the Kronos Quartet. Plus, there’s music by Garmarna, who formed in 1990, inspired by Väsen’s nyckelharpist Olav Johansson’s musical score for a production of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Not to be outdone, there’s also music by the group Hurdy Gurdy, featuring the combined forces of Hedningarna’s Hållbus Totte Mattson (Hedningarna) and Garmarna’s Stefan Brisland-Ferner (Garmarna), put the Swedish Hurdy Gurdy through its paces. Listen also for music from Frigg, the Finnish/Forwegian string band with family ties to the great Finnish fiddle ensemble JPP, and perhaps some music from the quartet Swåp, who fuse Celtic traditions with those of Swedish folk. And a whole lot more…

PROGRAM # 2465 New Music From Scandinavia (First aired on Thurs. 10/20/05)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Värttinä

Seleniko

Seelinnikoi [3:30]

Green Linnet #4006**
www.greenlinnet.com*

Various artists:Sanna Kurki-Suonio

Northern Nights

Minne (Where) [5:00]

Six Degrees #3002 **
www.sixdegreesrecords.com*

Loituna

In The Moonlight

The Bells of St. Michaels [5:30]

NorthSide #6027 **
www.noside.com*

Hedningarna

Karelia Visa

Heila / True Love [5:00]

NorthSide #6025
www.noside.com*

Garmarna

Vengeance

Vengeance [5:00]

NorthSide #6028 **
www.noside.com*

Hurdy Gurdy

Prototyp

Galgen [4:00]

NorthSide #6084**
www.noside.com*

Johan Hedin

Angel Archipelago

Kusten [4:00]

Atrium 3984-22107**
May be out of print, but try www.nyckelharpa.org

Väsen

Live In Japan

Pedalpolska [3:30]

NorthSide #6087 ** www.noside.com*

Frigg

Oasis

Hasse [4:00]

NorthSide #6086 ** www.noside.com*

Triakel

Wintersongs

Adventpsalm [3:30]

NorthSide #6061** www.noside.com*

Various Artists: Ulla Pirttijarvi

Northern Nights

Hildda Luohti, excerpt [1:00]

See above.


*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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