Have you ever heard a Hardanger fiddle that plays Indian classical music or a sarod that plays Norwegian folk music? Accompanied by a jazz drummer who adds psychedelic mysticism? No? Then we recommend a concert with the trio Folkevogn!
Indian classical music has its roots in meditational music, and was referred to already in the oldest Hindu writings. The different melodies that are time and season dependent are said to affect various parts of the body and mind. The Norwegian folk music originated and was part of the old farming community. Within this cultural framework there was use for different genres for work and party. There are some similarities between Indian classical music and Norwegian folk music: It is a teacher’s / guru-student tradition, the music is not written down and the instruments’ resonance strings.
In this concert, the audience will hear a fusion between Indian classical music and Norwegian folk music. Sudeshna Bhattacharya is sarod-maestro and musician in the rich tradition of North Indian classical music. Hans P. Kjorstad is a creative fiddler who is an active participant in both the folk music scene and the improv scene in Norway. Michaela Antalova is a drummer from Slovakia, currently a student at the Norwegian Music School.
Sudeshna Bhattacharya (sarod), Hans P. Kjorstad (fele), Michaela Antalova (drums)