ANN-K-Norway-Ensemble
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We are doing mostly "live-shows". We are going to have a big Konzert and CD-Release in Berlin at the 5 th of sept - shortly before Popkomm 2010, this will be our first Cd.

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Our story started at Popkomm 2008 in Berlin where the producer and Composer Bernfried Pröve heard Ann-K ( Ann-Kristin Sørvåg ) sing. He is running the record company Edition Zeitklang and he signed Ann-K under the label the Angels Voice.
The music is Norwegain Folk music mixed with elements of Jazz and improvisations as well as some new re-compotions of old Folk songs - Please hear an example by the attaced soundfile of "Jeg lagde mig so sildig" recomposed by Bernfried Pröve. This is one of the things that sets us apart from other bands. The other thing is that we are focusing on how the trends and styles have been wandering from different countries through all times. The influence from Europe was of course also huge in Norway. When the musical trends and styles in other countries moved on, some of these reminded in Norway, where they became popular and grew into our Norwegian cultural heritage. The Norwegians took this material and made it to their own by embellishing it with ornaments, in music, but also in handcraft etc. – almost every small village had their own style and ornaments. “Eg veit I himmerik ei borg” is a typical example of this phenomenon. Most Norwegians today would believe this folk tune is a typical folk tune from Hallingdal and not a German folksong, which it originally is, even the text was originally partly German. The Norwegian text is a translation from Danish but the Danish version is a translation from the German text! That is why it is extremely exciting to bring these songs back to where they originally came from.

Bernfried Pröve also introdused