Words and Music
Concert at The Nordic House – Saturday 24th September – 8.00 p.m. SOLD OUT!
Tickets 2500 ISK Students 2000 ISK.
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 also demonstrate a selection of the Old Nordic instruments both solo and in interaction with Old Norse poetry, as well as performing various Wardruna songs acoustically.