EINAR SELVIK


14.45 - 15.45 FRIDAY Northern esoteric arts

Einar Selvik is a Norwegian composer, main musician and founder of the Norwegian musical constellation Wardruna, a project dedicated to create musical renditions of different Norse cultural and esoteric traditions. By using the oldest Nordic instruments, poetry and poetic metres in a contemporary soundscape, Einar has managed to merge the scholarly with the pop-cultural and given a new voice to old thoughts, tools and techniques, reaching an audience world-wide and beyond limitations of musical genres. In this skaldic performance, Einar takes us on a musical journey outside the massive soundscape of Wardruna and into a simpler and more direct form where voice, poetry and instruments like Kravik-lyre, Tagelharpe and Bukkehorn are leading the way.

This workshop is ment to serve as an introduction and guide through the vast and fragmented historical sources on northern esoteric arts. The main focus will be on the subjects; Runes, Galdr and Seidr, and on the many ideas and concepts that sets the base for understanding how they interact and work, both in their ancient and contemporary state.

12.15 - 13.15 SATURDAY Wardruna - the thoughts and tools behind

Einar Selvik is a Norwegian composer, main musician and founder of the Norwegian musical constellation Wardruna, a project dedicated to create musical renditions of different Norse cultural and esoteric traditions. By using the oldest Nordic instruments, poetry and poetic metres in a contemporary soundscape, Einar has managed to merge the scholarly with the pop-cultural and given a new voice to old thoughts, tools and techniques, reaching an audience world-wide and beyond limitations of musical genres. In this skaldic performance, Einar takes us on a musical journey outside the massive soundscape of Wardruna and into a simpler and more direct form where voice, poetry and instruments like Kravik-lyre, Tagelharpe and Bukkehorn are leading the way.

In this session Einar Selvik speak about his approach and study of Nordic historical music and the extensive creative concept behind his own creations. He will demonstrate a selection of the oldest Nordic instruments in interaction with Old Norse poetry and share his views on how it all might have sounded in the time it was created













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