Emilia Amper Band
Emilia Amper - nyckelharpa & vocals
Lena Jonsson/Bridget Marsden/Erika Risinger - fiddle & vocals
Anders Löfberg/Klara Källström - cello & vocals
Fredrik Gille/Olle Linder/Dan Knagg - percussion & vocals
In Emilia Amper Band Emilia shines as an ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, singer and presenter, with a repertoire of Emilia's own compositions and newly arranged traditional Swedish folk music. accompanied by some well chosen and dear friends from the Swedish folk music scene.
Emilia Amper, Erika Risinger, Anders Löfberg and Olle Linder
Emilia Amper Trio
the trio version...
Emilia Amper - nyckelharpa & vocals
Anders Löfberg - cello
Fredrik Gille/Olle Linder/Dan Knagg - percussion
ODE is the magical meeting of three glimmering stars in the Swedish folk music sky: Olle Linder (mandola, 8 string guitar, percussion and vocals), Dan Knagg (percussion, vocals, guitar) and Emilia Amper (nyckelharpa and vocals). Their chemistry as persons and musicians is extraordinary and their captivating songs, contagious groove and charming stage presence makes audiences smile, cry and dance. Their repertoire is built solely on their own newly composed material, and their texts are inspired by things that concern here and now. The setting and sound is full of rhythmical influences from Sweden, West Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, from traditional music, contemporary folk and pop.
ODE's debut album "Och hela världen den log" was released in June 2013, and they have since toured in Sweden, Norway, the US, Canada and France.
Openness, curiosity and artistic courage are the characteristics of musicians Anna Petrini and Emilia Amper. With different musical backgrounds but a fellow approach to music, Petrini and Amper created their duo in 2020 with a premiere concert at Katrina chamber music festival on Åland.
They set out on a slack line together without fully knowing where their musical journey of discovery will take them, and perhaps this is exactly what makes it so exciting. Through a kind of association game between the genres, they build their repertoire in search of what makes music survive, century after century.
Nordic folk music meets early music (1200-1700) from all corners of Europe. Folk songs are woven together with dances and songs and form new music. Own arrangements and new compositions make up their concert program.
Emilia Amper and Anna Petrini create an intimate concert experience where music is played by people for people.
Emilia Amper - Nyckelharpas
Anna Petrini - Recorders
Archaic music from who knows where!
Nordic traditions get weird in accordionist/composer Frode Haltli’s stripped-down successor to ‘Avant Folk’.
Accordionist and composer Frode Haltli follows up last year’s acclaimed Hubro release, ‘Avant Folk’, with a smaller-scale yet equally inspired album that is built once again on the combination of traditional Nordic folk forms with influences drawn from world music and contemporary composition/improvisation. In some ways, ‘Border Woods’ is both folkier and more ‘avant’ than its predecessor. The reduction in the size of the ensemble, from a dectet to a quartet, creates a corresponding increase in intensity, while Haltli frequently divides the unit further, using the two matched pairs of performers separately for a number of duo sequences. As the band expands and contracts in response to the demands of each tune, the music veers from cool, meditative explorations at the outer reaches of sound, to full-on pentatonic grooves and folk-rocky, foot-tapping jams.
Frode Haltli - accordeons
Emilia Amper - nyckelharpas
Håkon Stene - percussion
Eirik Raude - percussion
Frode Haltli's Grenseskogen/Border Woods
Ragnhild Furebotten Trio - Klopper
Ragnhild Furebotten is known to most as a fiddle player and composer in the band Hekla Stålstrenga. But during her 18 years as a musician, it has always been important for her to do her own solo projects as well. Ragnhild likes to test out new musical constellations and has always had a focus on creating her own unique voice in the Nordic folk music landscape.
Riksscenen in Oslo asked Ragnhild to put together a concert in connection with International Women's Day in 2014, and she invited Swedish Emilia Amper, who was then a completely new acquaintance, and longtime collaborator Frode Haltli. The chemistry was immediate between the three and has led to a number of different collaborations since then. In 2019, Ragnhild invited the trio north to take part in a live album recording, together with a responsive and fantastic audience during Festspillene i Nordnorge. The recording mainly consists of newly written tunes by Ragnhild Furebotten.
Ragnhild Furebotten - fiddle, Emilia Amper - nyckelharpas,
Frode Haltli - accordion