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Slagr

Oslo, Oslo County, Norway | INDIE

Oslo, Oslo County, Norway | INDIE
Band Folk Acoustic

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A revelation of an album (...) Being both innovative, modern and at the same time aware of the aesthetics of traditional music is something few musicians manage to unite. Therefore it is such a pleasure to hear somebody succeeding with this combination. (...) They create an almost hypnotic atmosphere (...) Describing this music is not easy, but it has a strange, charitable strength. The music can be explored as colourful, a shimmering flicker of contrasts. (...) This can be called meditative music, but the music also possesses a great portion of resistance that makes it even more interesting to approach.

A translation of the Norwegian review by Svein Andersen, Aftenposten 02.11.08 - Aftenposten


Discography

Solaris 2007 NORCD0771

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Slagr is new music featuring crystal-clear Hardanger Fiddle, gentle Cello and lively Vibraphone. It is lovely and fragile, expressive and organic. The supple melodic tones of folk music form the basis of Slagr’s music. The music of Slagr has been characterized as contemperary world music from the North.

The trio Slagr was formed by Hardanger fiddler Anne Hytta in 2003, with the aim of creating and presenting new music inspired by folk music, played by instruments that offer a rich variety of nuances and sounds.

The trio attracted a great deal of attention with a commissioned work for the Telemark Festival in 2004, and received glowing reviews for the music they create.

Slagr is chamber folk music that arises at the point where the old and the new meet, generating its own natural musical idiom. This music is distinctive and liberating, and has a tonal vocabulary that will appeal to a broad audience.

Anne Hytta composes most of the music, and she composed the commission work for the Osa Festival in Voss at the west coast of Norway, which was performed by Slagr October 25th at Voss. Autumn 2009 they recorded their second album with Nils Okland as producer, and the album will be released on the acknowledged German label Ozella.

Slagr receives ensemble grants from Arts Council Norway.