Sturla Eide Sundli & Andreas Aase

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The core of the tune – As the notes from Sturla’s fiddle and Andreas’ guitar soar towards the ceiling of the Sofienberg church in Oslo, thoughts and emotions are unleashed. Every single melody in Norwegian traditional music is saturated by rhythm, simply because the tunes had to be danceable by themselves a long time ago – the melody is in the rhythm, the rhythm is in the melody. So when Andreas’ guitar and occasional bouzouki is added to Sturla’s fiddle and hardanger fiddle playing, it is done in a thoughtful and gentle way. Since these tunes work perfectly well on their own, they are merely adorned with the simplest of chord progressions and the most discreet pulse. Instead of imposing on the tunes a landslide of sounds and arrangements (which works just fine in other contexts), this is an attempt to combine tunes in new ways, so that by a gentle change of key or pulse we can make the melodies shed a clarifying light on each other. We always ask ourselves: What does the tune need? What is expendable? Have we found the core of the tune? Through this calm and patient way of arranging our music, a different level of listening can be reached and the heart can fly into the world of traditional tunes. The process has just begun, and it is our humble ambition that some of our thoughts and the deep joy we feel in playing this stuff translates to the listener. The music on this recording bridges a gap of 150 years, all the way from the crippled farmhand Elling Holstad, whose fiddling wizardry could be heard in the Orkladal region in the 1850s, through the legacy of Hallvard Ørsal who played in the Nordmøre region and in the U.S. in the early- to mid-20th century, we’ve included a set of tunes composed by the distinguished Røros fiddler and teacher Sven Nyhus, and two of the selections are composed by ourselves. STEREO produced in 44.1kHz/16bit by Lindberg Lyd, Norway, 2003
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1. Blå 00:07:26 2.80 USD
Main artist Sturla Eide Sundli & Andreas Aase
Composer Sven Nyhus
Performers Andreas Aase | Sturla Eide Sundli
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
2. Ellein 00:04:33 2.30 USD
Main artist Sturla Eide Sundli & Andreas Aase
Composer Peter Wessel | Elling Holstad
Performers Andreas Aase | Sturla Eide Sundli
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
3. Triangel 00:06:17 2.30 USD
Main artist Sturla Eide Sundli & Andreas Aase
Composer Elling Holstad | Eirik Almhjell
Performers Andreas Aase | Sturla Eide Sundli
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
4. Britannia 00:02:21 2.30 USD
Main artist Sturla Eide Sundli & Andreas Aase
Composer Sturla Eide
Performers Sturla Eide Sundli | Andreas Aase
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
5. Ril 00:05:40 2.30 USD
Main artist Sturla Eide Sundli & Andreas Aase
Composer Sigurd Fjelstad | Ole Enlid
Performers Sturla Eide Sundli | Andreas Aase
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
6. Ane 00:06:17 2.30 USD
Main artist Sturla Eide Sundli & Andreas Aase
Composer Trygve Ørsal | Hallvard Ørsal
Performers Sturla Eide Sundli | Andreas Aase
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
7. Gilde 00:04:58 2.30 USD
Main artist Sturla Eide Sundli & Andreas Aase
Composer Eirik Almhjell
Performers Sturla Eide Sundli | Andreas Aase
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
8. Almhjell 00:02:35 2.30 USD
Main artist Sturla Eide Sundli & Andreas Aase
Composer Eirik Almhjell
Performers Sturla Eide Sundli | Andreas Aase
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
9. Polska 56401 00:02:08 2.30 USD
Main artist Sturla Eide Sundli & Andreas Aase
Composer Sturla Eide
Performers Sturla Eide Sundli | Andreas Aase
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
10. Brudemarsj fra Melhus 00:01:44 2.30 USD
Main artist Sturla Eide Sundli & Andreas Aase
Composer Sigrid Sødal
Performers Andreas Aase | Sturla Eide Sundli
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
11. Meldalsmarsjen 00:02:55 2.30 USD
Main artist Sturla Eide Sundli & Andreas Aase
Composer Ragnvald Bolme
Performers Sturla Eide Sundli | Andreas Aase
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS