Olav Kielland on Villarkorn:
“Villarkorn are magic corns which, when mixed in drink, are capable of opening one’s mind and senses to things unknown, things rarely experienced even by those few who believe in them, things such as the spirits of earth and ocean, of forest and mountain, river and waterfall. – So said the old man who lived his life looking at nature, loved its movements, listened to its voices, and never stopped marvelling – What is life? What is truth? What is reality?”
The album “Stille-stykkje” includes:
Olav Kielland (1901-1985):
– 20 stille-stykkje – lette og linne, vande og ville” (1951)
Erik Dæhlin (f 1976):
“Den tredje, første, andre, åttende, sjuende dagen”
basert på opptak av Draumkvedet/Margit Bø, 1937 (2015)
(The Third, First Second, Eighth, Seventh Day,
based on a recording of the folk song Draumkvedet/Margit Bø, 1937 (2015))
Olav Kielland (1901-1985) studied conducting and composition in Leipzig. As conductor, he visited orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. He was artistic director for Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra 1933 to 1945, and he built and led the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra in the 50s. Among his compositions are several orchestral works, such as the four sinfonias, a violin concerto and a piano concerto, as well as vocal and chamber works.
Erik Dæhlin (b 1976) is composer and stage artist with education from the Tromsø Conservatory, the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and the Academy of Fine Art in Oslo. He has composed solo, chamber and orchestral music, as well as instrumental theater pieces and electroacoustic pieces. Dæhlin is especially concerned with music that integrates performative material, unfolding in and beyond the music, and in context to the performance space.
Ingfrid Breie Nyhus (b 1978) performs classical, contemporary and folk music at the piano. She has received several prizes for her performances and recordings, such as The Norwegian Soloist Prize. She studied the piano at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover. She has her background in a folk music family.
Recorded March 2015 in Sofienberg Church, Oslo.
Produced by Ingfrid Breie Nyhus
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Thomas Hukkelberg/Desibel
Singing of Draumkvedet by Margit Bø, singing in the middle of track 7 by Gudrun Grave Nordlund. Both recordings are from Norsk Folkemusikksamling/The Norwegian Collection of Folk Music.
Cover photo: Bjørn Rørslett. (Bresmelting og gråor, opptak i infrarødt, ved Kjenndalsbreen) © Bjørn Rørslett / NN / Samfoto / NTB scanpix.
Supported by Program for kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid (Norwegian Artistic Research Programme), Norges musikkhøgskole (Norwegian Academy of Music), Norsk Kulturråd (Arts Council Norway), Fond for Lyd og Bilde (Norwegian Fund for Sound and Image), Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere (Fund for Performing Artists) , Norsk Komponistfond (Norwegian Society of Composers)
#1 Den tredje dagen
#2 Villarkorn I + II
#3 Villarkorn III
#4 Villarkorn IV + VI
#5 Villarkorn VII
#6 Villarkorn VIII
#7 Den første dagen
#8 Villarkorn IX
#9 Villarkorn X
#10 Villarkorn XI
#11 Villarkorn XIV
#12 Den andre dagen
#13 Villarkorn XV
#14 Villarkorn XII
#15 Villarkorn XVI + Den åttende dagen
#16 Villarkorn XVII
#17 Villarkorn XVIII
#18 Den sjuende dagen
#19 Villarkorn XIX
#20 Villarkorn XX