Mighty whispers from the majestic King's Mountain. Bekkjarvik is a central harbour in the coastal route to the north and south. The four great burial mounds atop the King's Mountain have long been prominent landmarks and signs of heritage for boats sailing in and past, and are key elements of the concert in Hengjo. Equally important is Bergsvein Birgisson, author and doctor of Norse philology, who will provide informative and entertaining descriptions of Nordvegen and life along the route of Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik's music. In daytime the whole family is invited to join a historical walk back to the viking era. The walk starts in the centre at 12 midday and finishes at the mountain about 2½ hours later. Festival restaurant Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri will serve a special Norse-inspired menu. The crash of waves from the Norse era in an innovative major work. The shipping route Nordvegen – the origin of the name Norway – was for three thousand years what connected Norway to the world and the world to Norway. Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Einar Selvik (Wardruna) take us on a spectacular journey along this route in a musical declaration of love to Norwegian coastal culture and Norse history. In the concert series Nordvegen Bjørnson and Selvik further develop their successful performance Skuggsjá, which they composed for the bicentenary of the Norwegian constitution in 2014. In each of the four ports of call the unique history of the place, from the Stone Age to the present day, is related in words and music. What can the local identity of these four communities along the west coast tell of greater national identity? Instruments from our own era are combined with goat's horn, lyre, tagel (bowed) harp and other apparatuses from Norway's earliest musical history, and Norse traditions are forcefully, gently and wisely woven into the music of today. Each performance is distinctive, with local forces, local identities and different music. The Nordvegen concerts create an acoustic and intimate basis for the grandiose commissioned work Hugsjá, which will receive its world premiere in Grieghallen on Wednesday 31 May. Bjørnson and Selvik have both won national and international awards for their music, including several Spellemann prizes, the Norwegian Grammy. Selvik is also a co-composer of the music for the television series Vikings. Einar Selvik song, Kravik lyre, various historical instruments Ivar Bjørnson guitars, effects, song Iver Sandøy drums, percussion, song Silje Solberg Hardanger fiddle, song Håkon Vinje keyboard, song TICKETS Tickets are also sold at Amalies Hus in Bekkjarvik Torg. Book accommodation and concert tickets together at Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri. LANGUAGE English/Norwegian/Norse without surtitles. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Most Nordvegen concert are outdoors, please dress according to the weather.
- Last Updated: 02/23/2017
- Source: Samarbeidsrådet for Sunnhordland
- May 27, 2017 - May 27, 2017