Helga Myhr & Tanja Orning
Helga Myhr and Tanja Orning give us a taste of free folk-music in the “Barn”. Come and hear new sounds from old instruments.
Hardanger fiddle player Helga Myhr is an important performer in Norway’s folk music tradition. But she is interested in more than the passing on of traditional melodies, and has reached audiences far outside the folk music sphere as a member of the band Morgonrode. She is fascinated by free and experimental music, and by the hardanger fiddle’s sound possibilities. This has taken her into many exciting musical constellations, among others her collaboration with cellist Tanja Orning, one of Norway’s foremost performers of contemporary music and also a composer. Coming from different backgrounds, they inspire each other to explore their instruments’ performative possibilities. The result is a fascinating musical interaction combining elements of free improvisation, contemporary music and folk music.
Concert start: 13:00