Anne Hytta – hardanger fiddle
Kelly Thoma (Greece) – cretan lyra
Eléonore Billy (France) – nyckelharpe
Sigrun Eng (Norway) – cello
Tokso is an ensemble of four musicians from three parts of Europe.
Their repertoire is based on their own compositions, with extended use of
improvisation as well as of various techniques inspired by their backgrounds in
traditional and classical music.
Stian Omenås - trumpet, percussion
Ulrik Ibsen Thorsrud - percussion
Are Lothe Kolbeinsen - guitars
The Parallax+Hytta collaboration is all acoustic, and secondly it is composition-driven:
there is still a lot of improvising going on, but we are always working within a
predetermined framework. The transitions between the composed and improvised
are sliding and we seek to balance the linear and melody based with opener and
more abstract soundscapes. Even though one can say that the trio Parallax moves
within jazz/contemporary music and that Anne Hytta is a folk musician, we are not
trying to make a fusion of styles, but to create a unique expression that is the result of
our backgrounds, references and preferences.
We released the album "Skogen" in 2018, and we re-launched it alongside a live
recording on the double-CD "Skogen/Asken" in september 2019.
Ole-Henrik Moe - composer, hardanger fiddle
Kari Rønnekleiv - hardanger fiddle
Helga Myhr - hardanger fiddle
Rasmus Kjorstad - hardanger fiddle
Anne Hytta - hardanger fiddle
Laura Marie Rueslåtten - bells
Eilif Moe - guitar
Tore Gjedrem - piano
Dei kjenslevare is an ensemble focusing on the sonorous sounds that occur in the
meeting point between these instruments and musicians, and tonalities from the
overtone scale and from spesific bells.
In February 2020 we are recording our debut album on label Motvind Records.
Øyonn Groven Myhren - song and lyres
Anne Hytta - vielles (reconstructions of medieval string instruments)
Medieval ballads are interpreted with the unique voice of folk singer Øyonn Groven
Myhren and the melismatic patterns by fiddler Anne Hytta. Both musicians deeply
founded in the old repertoire and style from Telemark in south east Norway,
Sogesong sounds different from most other music you have heard, hypnotic, swingy
Sogesong is a melting pot of ancient music and genuinly new, fresh interpretations
from two prominent traditional musicians.
They released their debut album Så vide fara dei lindarord in 2017. The album was
nominated for a Norwegian Grammy same year.
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