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VÄSEN in Concert AT NORDIA HOUSE
Apr 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM
All Ages
Doors open at 7:00

Two musicians with a singular sound, a playful yet accomplished interplay that seems to defy the laws of physics, an intensity with a great sense of humor, and modernity rooted in tradition. Väsen, a Swedish acoustic group, now in its 30th year of touring together.

The parts: an adventurous 12-string guitar, and a nyckelharpa (a “keyed fiddle”) deeply rooted in the traditions of Swedish folk music. Both are instrumental virtuosos in their own right, and together they form a unique supernatural being. To experience Väsen is to witness duet playing at its finest.

$30 Members of Nordic Northwest
$35 Non-Members
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Join us at NORDIA HOUSE
8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR 97223
503.977.0275

Presented by Alberta Rose Theatre
Väsen Duo | 7:30 PM
Olov Johansson – nyckelharpa
Roger Tallroth – 12-string guitar

The band's origins are deeply rooted in the forests and rich earth of the Swedish countryside, in the centuries-old tradition of the folk music of Uppland. It's a tradition spiced with consummate playing skills. But this is more than just a traditional sound.

There's a playfulness to their music, a joyousness, and a delight in making exciting new arrangements of centuries-old tunes, and new originals inspired by the tradition. Rock, jazz, traditional, and classical influences weave together, making a music that's beautiful but never cloying. You always hear the inspiration and improvisation of the moment. And we can promise that you’ll never know what will happen next. more >>>