Sigrid Moldestad: Så ta mitt hjerte – Dei beste songane

Poets and writers from Ecclesiastes to Aeschylus, from Shelley to Kahlil Gibran, have described the thin line between joy and sorrow, but peerless is the musician who can erase the line and capture both emotions in a single note. The Norwegian folksinger, fiddler and composer/lyricist Sigrid Moldestad is that rare artist—in every sweet word a seed of loss, in every wintry chord a memory of flowers. Rooted in her nation’s rich music, she … More Sigrid Moldestad: Så ta mitt hjerte – Dei beste songane

Ingebjørg Bratland: Berre meg (Just Me)

Listening Post 10. Perusing the bleak scenes at Oslo’s Munch Museum, you can be forgiven for thinking that Norway’s most renowned painter worked only in winter. Ingebjørg Bratland’s songs focus more on singing larks and summer meadows. What the two share is uncommon artistry. Munch’s piercing insight keeps despair from leaping out of the frame … More Ingebjørg Bratland: Berre meg (Just Me)