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The Northern Lights Festival - Rocks & Straws

The Northern Lights Festival - Rocks & Straws Photo: Nordlysfestivalen
The Northern Lights Festival - Rocks & Straws Photo: Nordlysfestivalen
One of the most influential voices from the high north presents new interpretations of the late poet Arvid Hanssen's masterpieces - in English.

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Arvid Hanssen is one of the dearest writers for people in Northern Norway. Sadly, he passed away too early. This concert is a tribute to his extensive line of work which include poetry as well as several novels. One of his novels was used as manuscript for the film "Søsken på Guds jord" (translated: Siblings on Gods Earth) back in 1983. The main female character was played by the young Anneli Drecker.

As part of the celebration of Arvid Hanssen’s 80th birthday, new music to his poems was commissioned from the singer and composer Anneli Drecker. She has worked with Roy Frode Løvland who translated the lyrics into English, and the result was presented at an intimate event at Hanssen’s birthplace in the summer of 2012.

At Nordlysfestivalen, the music is presented for the first time for a larger audience.

This will be a very special treat for all of us.
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Arvid Hanssen is one of the dearest writers for people in Northern Norway. Sadly, he passed away too early. This concert is a tribute to his extensive...

The Northern Lights Festival - Rocks & Straws

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