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⚔Einar Selvik ⚔

“Weaving sounds with sources of ancient Nordic Musicology ”

Einar Selvik is a Norwegian composer, and the main musician and founder of the Norwegian musical constellation Wardruna, a project dedicated to creating musical renditions of different Norse cultural and esoteric traditions. By using the oldest Nordic instruments, poetry and poetic metres in a contemporary soundscape, Einar has managed to merge the scholarly with the pop-cultural and give a new voice to old thoughts, tools and techniques, reaching audiences world-wide and stretching the limitations of musical genres.

In this session Einar will be speaking about his research and approach to Old Nordic music and poetic performance, and the extensive creative concepts behind his own creations. He will guide you through a selection of older Nordic instruments and musicological sources and discuss what these might tell us about early Nordic music.

There might be musical examples and also room for a Q&A.