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Nordvegen: Moster

Ancient sagas and magnificent scenery in historical harmony.

Moster and Bømlo constitute an ideal starting point for a Nordvegen work: toolmakers were rife in the Stone Age and Vikings held court here. In this concert nature, prehistoric artefacts and sagas are all involved in shedding light on the cause of Moster being such an important place for king, priest and merchant.

As was the case in Bekkjarvik, Einar Selvik and Ivar Bjørnson are joined by author and doctor in Norse philology Bergsvein Birgisson. With massive tones and lively descriptions they draw memories of long ago into the present age.

Every summer since 1984 Moster Amfi has presented the Mostra Play, a pageant of the kings of the Saga era. The Nordvegen concert concludes the weekend of the Mostra Play in Moster Amfi.



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 Moster Amfi.



LANGUAGE

English/Norwegian/Norse without surtitles.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Most Nordvegen concert are outdoors, please dress according to the weather.



TRANSPORT, PARKING AND ACCOMMODATION

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See also:

Nordvegen: Ullensvang, Thursday 25 May

Nordvegen: Bekkjarvik, Saturday 25 May

Nordvegen: Os, Sunday 28 May

Hugsjá, Wednesday 31 May in Grieghallen



In collaboration with Agderforskning, Bekkjarvik Eiendom AS, Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri, Hotel Ullensvang, Lysverket, Moster Amfi, Oseana Kunst- og Kultursenter and Solstrand Hotel & Bad, supported by RFF Vestlandet.



Supported by Hordaland fylkeskommune


VENUE
Bømlo, Moster Amfi
DATE/TIME
FARES
BT Benefit300.00  
Full price390.00  
With Festival Card280.00  
Under 30 years150.00  
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