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The four women in the vocal quartet Høst got together with a shared vision of creating a vocal playground. Using nothing but their voices, they interpret and challenge the traditions of Nordic folk music as well as modern polyphonic singing. With inspiration from Nordic instrumental folk, Bulgarian women’s choir and the harmonic universe of jazz, they are creating their very own sound of beautiful melodies, forceful and raw dissonances and playful grooves.
OPTUR meets the audience with an outgoing playfulness and a deeply rooted danceable, Nordic vibe. With more than 40 years of experience from the Danish and International folk scene, Søren Korshøj composed a string of new dance tunes based on the Nordic folk music tradition. His main idea was to form an ensemble capable of playing dance music with an edge, surprising improvisational passages and an occasional touch of humor.
By gathering experienced musicians across different musical genres – in order to contribute to the creation of a new and unique Nordic sound – their own form of musical expression arose:
They’re calling it Nordic Free Folk.
ERLEND VIKEN TRIO
“One of the challenges that inspire me the most is making expressions from contemporary music to a natural part of the living traditional music scene.” – Erlend Viken
With Hardanger fiddle, el-guitar and double bass, Erlend Viken Trio presents a rare sound based on traditional music, inspired by improvisational music, desert blues and rock. Known for their energetic live shows, the trio has played concerts all over Europe.
I’m attempting to get a “show of hands” for those artists that might be of interest to venues in the northeast. Please let me know which of them might be considered for your series for next season and beyond.
We will be following up with each of the performers by the end of March to potentially discuss logistics of a tour and subsequently work with each of you regarding routing and fees, etc.
Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks for your consideration.
Valley Stage Productions
246 Blackbird Swale
Huntington, VT 05462
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