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LUX - Emilia Amper

Composer Emilia Amper
Traditional
Performer Emma Ahlberg Ek
Emilia Amper
Fredrik Gille
Olle Linder
Anders Löfberg
Bridget Marsden
Catalogue Number BIS-2243 SACD
EAN 7318599922430
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Nov 2016
Total time 60'20

New and traditional folk music on nyckelharpa.
In 2012, Emilia Amper’s solo début disc Trollfågeln (‘The Magic Bird’, BIS-2013) was a revelation. Not only to those who had never before heard the silvery sound of the nyckelharpa (‘keyed fiddle’), but also for the way Emilia on it combined her roots in Scandinavian folk music with her very own and individual voice. Lux, her new album, confirms the promise of the earlier disc – a selection of her own compositions and traditional Swedish and Norwegian tunes which she performs solo and with a group of musician friends in various constellations.
With its roots stretching back to medieval Europe, the nyckelharpa (‘keyed fiddle’) almost died out in the middle of the twentieth century, but has made a remarkable comeback and is attracting an increasing number of performers in Sweden and around the world. Firmly grounded in Swedish traditional music, Emilia Amper has also worked with musicians from many other backgrounds, and can be regarded as an important ambassador for her instrument, but also for the inquisitive and open spirit which characterizes modern folk music.
 
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  Emilia Amper
01 Spelpuma 4'27
 
 
  Traditional
02 Halling etter Bråta Per 3'11
 
 
  Emilia Amper
03 Ljus i mörkrets tid (Light in Times of Darkness) 4'19
 
 
  Emilia Amper
04 Johanna’s bike ride 3'22
 
 
  Traditional
05 Den melancoliska pollonessen 4'32
 
 
  Emilia Amper
06 Lux 7'12
 
 
  Emilia Amper
07 Elden (The Fire) 4'37
 
 
  Traditional
08 Polska efter Sven Donat 4'46
 
 
  Traditional
09 Näckens polska från gamla tider (The Water Sprite’s Polska from Olden Times) 3'38
 
 
  Emilia Amper
10 Trueman 4'52
 
 
  Emilia Amper
11 Sälen (The Seal) 5'35
 
 
  Emilia Amper
12 Butterfly bazaar 9'43
 
  Album total 60'20
NyckelharpaAmper, Emilia
ComposerAmper, Emilia
Traditional
ViolinAhlberg Ek, Emma
Marsden, Bridget
Double bassLinder, Olle
PercussionGille, Fredrik
Svensson, Dan
CelloLöfberg, Anders
ArrangerAmper, Emilia
Nyckelharpa and vocalsAmper, Emilia

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