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LJODAHÅTT

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NORDISCHE LITERATURTAGE (NO) – LJODAHÅTT

Norwegische Lyrik vertont von Ljodahått

»Aber träum deinen Traum.?/?Das ist das Einzige?/?was deine Augen schützt?/?vor allzu nackten Wahrheiten:?/?Der Traum ist blühendes Heidekraut, das über die Felszeichnungen des Todes auf dem Ur-Gestein deiner Seele wächst« (Hans Børli)

Das norwegische Wort »Ljodahått« bezeichnet eine spezifische Form der Dichtkunst in der altnordischen »Edda« und das gleichzeitige Erklingen verschiedener Stimmen und Geräusche. Es ist darüber hinaus der Name des neunköpfigen internationalen Ensembles, das der norwegische Schauspieler Magne Håvard Brekke für sein Projekt rekrutierte.

Grundlage der Songs sind klassische sowie neuere norwegische Gedichte, von der »Edda« zu Henrik Ibsen, Tarjei Vesaas und Olav H.?Hauge. Auch in der Musik treffen traditionelle nordische Liedformen auf Stile wie Folk, Jazz oder Rock?’n’?Roll. Eine herrliche Mischung aus unterschiedlichen Musikrichtungen mit überraschenden Interpretationen, die die Schätze längst vergessener Landschaften der menschlichen Seele freilegt.

Donnerstag 30. November 2017 – 20:30 Uhr

« KIRCHNER-NACHT » – 03 November 2017 – Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Museum DAVOS mit LJODAHÅTT

http://www.kirchnermuseum.ch/de/aktuell/detailansicht-kalender/

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Ljodahått in the german paper NORDIS – 2017

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Volumfestivalen — Kulturfestival i Elverum 2017

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«En usedvanlig gjeng fra Norge og Europa som gir nytt liv til noen av Norges største diktere gjennom tidene. Disse sterke tekstene synger de på norsk og all musikken er originalkomposisjoner fra Ljodahått. En herlig blanding av musikalse stilarter (folk, rock, pop, jazz, vise …) med overraskende tolkninger som kan åpne skatter fra ofte glemte menneskelige landskap og som aller helst skal gå rett i hardhausen og ned i hjerterota.» (Festspillene i Bergen 2015).

Musikalske tolkninger av norsk poesi

Ljodahått er et kunstnerisk prosjekt startet av skuespiller Magne Håvard Brekke. Med mål om å hedre vår poetiske og musikalske kulturarv, har Ljodahått spilt på scener over hele Norge og Europa og turnert i India. Nå tar han med seg et knippe norske og europeiske artister hjematt til Volumfestivalen. Vi får høre musikalske tolkninger av norsk poesi i ypperste klasse. Repertoaret spenner vidt, og inneholder blant annet dikt av hedmarksforfattere som Einar Skjæraasen og Hans Børli.

Volumfestivalen fortsetter å utforske grensene mellom ulike kunstretninger og vi er stolte av å ha med Ljodahått i årets litteraturprogram.

Ljodahått på nett

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Ljodahått back in Oslo – first time on MONO

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Sister Rain and Ljodahått the 21st of june 2017 at 9pm

Mono

Since 2001 Mono has been a venue for live music, literary events, political debates and countless other happenings. All taking place in a cozy setting that reduces the space between artist and audience.

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TAZ – The German newspaper today about Ljodahått Concert in the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz this coming Wednesday the 26th of April 2017 at 8 pm

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The Norwegian Shakespeare Theater Magazin about Ljodahått in Kirkenes


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Barents Spektakel 2017 / The Industrial Boomerang. Kirkenes, 8.-12. februar
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La meg tilslutt trekke fram Ljodahått. En konsertant kabaret, hvor den norske Volksbühne-skuespilleren Magne Håvard Brekke, band og medvokalister, framfører dikt og tekster, fra Voluspå over Sivle, Hamsun, Hauge og Vesaas til Tor Ulven. Veldig følsomt, og veldig maskulint. De russiske festivalgjestene digget det – uten å skjønne et ord. For å si det med Traavik: Kirkenes er det nye Berlin.

Ljodahått back again at the VOLKSBÜHNE !!!

Ljodahått is very happy and proud to be invited back again to
Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
in it’s last season of these truly exceptional 25 years with Frank Castorf.

Wednesday the 26th of April 2017 at 08pm 

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LISTEN TO LJODAHÅTT LIVE IN THE NORWEGIAN RADIO NRK P2 8th FEB 2017

https://radio.nrk.no/serie/spillerom-hovedsending/MKRM01002817/08-02-2017

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Barents Spektakel i Kirkenes 2017 with Ljodahått – The Industrial Boomerang –

Torsdag den 09 februar 2017 kl. 21:30

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The Barents Spektakel is Norway’s most border-crossing festival!

The festival is a cultural-political cocktail with contemporary art and music, theatre and performance, literature and architecture and seminars and debates as its ingredients – all spiced with current issues related to the Barents Region and the High North in general.
The festival first started in 2004 and in February 2017 will transform Kirkenes
into a Barents Metropolis for the 13th time.

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http://www.barentsspektakel.no/concert-ljodahatt-ru/

BUDDY SCENE I DRAMMEN MED LJODAHÅTT

Onsdag den 08 februar 2017 kl. 20:30

 

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Drammens intime klubb- og musikkscene med byens eldste pub og Ljodahått !

Buddy Scene – ”En møteplass og arena for kulturopplevelser”

          I dag blir Buddy Scene gjestet av respekterte artister fra både inn- og utland. Buddy Scene får annerkjennelse for å være en stemningsfull og intim klubbscene, med et usedvanlig flott publikum!

http://www.buddyscene.no/om_oss

NRK P2 Spillerom med Ljodahått på direkten !

Onsdag den 08 Februar 2017 kl. 11: 03

https://radio.nrk.no/serie/spillerom-hovedsending/MKRM01002817/08-02-2017

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NEDRE EIKER BIBLIOTEK : Konsert med Ljodahått

Tirsdag den 07 Februar 2017 kl.19:00

Topp-2Ljodahått er en usedvanlig gjeng musikere fra Norge og Europa som gir nytt liv til noen av landets største diktere, bl.a.. Per Sivle, Henrik Ibsen, Knut Hamsun, Tarjei Vesaas, Olav H. Hauge og Sigbjørn Obstfelder. All musikken er originalkomposisjoner fra Ljodahått …

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MODUM KULTURHUS : Kreative Ljodahått ønsker velkommen !

Mandag den 06 Februar 2017 kl. 19:00

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http://modum.kulturhus.no/program/ljodahaatt/

 

VILTER VANDRING PÅ JORD OG I ORD Stavanger (Dagbladet) Fredrik Wandrup 17. september 2016

dbstaticVANDRINGSMENN: Den sensasjonelle, internasjonalt sammensatte gruppa Ljodahått tok Kapittel-festivalen med storm lørdag kveld. De trollbandt de frammøtte med tekster fra norsk lyrikk tilført et rytmisk fyrverkeri i Tom Waits-stil. Obstfelders ord fikk nye, musikalske dimensjoner, side om side med Olav H. Hauge, Olav Nygard, Astrid Hjertenes Andersen og Tarjei Vesaas.                                                   Foto: Fredrik Wandrup

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Kapittel, Stavanger International Festival of Literature and Freedom of Speech – with Ljodahått

 

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Lyrikkfestkveld for Obstfelder + Ljodahått

Programleder Herborg Kråkevik presenterer lesninger av Jan Erik Vold, Katarina Frostenson, Nils Øivind Haagensen, Helge TorvundDan Aleksander Andersen og Inger Elisabeth Hansen.

Ingrid Nielsen, Anne Helene Guddal leser og møtes i samtale om sine forfatterskap med Tom Egil Hverven.

Ljodahått tar for seg norsk modernistisk kanon i en stor konsert, med syv musikere på scenen.

Terje Torkildsen kåserer: Med hundre års mellomrom leverer Stavanger landets største diktar. Er ikkje det litt løye?

Starter FRE 16 sep 2016 19:30 Slutter FRE 16 sep 2016 22:45

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LJODAHÅTT back again at MÅNEFISKEN in OSLO NORWAY

Monday the 22nd of August 2016 at 8 pm

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LJODAHÅTT at the festival FESTIBORG in Sarpsborg in Norway

Sunday the 21st of August 2016 at 9:30 pm

Link : http://festiborg.no/event/ljodahatt/

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LJODAHÅTT at the NAJADEN in the harbour of Fredrikstad in Norway

Saturday the 20th of August 2016

At 7 pm with Sister Rain and Girl from Saskatoon

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LJODAHÅTT back in Oslo – this time at MÅNEFISKEN

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LJODAHÅTT back in Oslo – this time at MÅNEFISKEN

19th of June 2016 at 7 pm

Sagveien 23 A   0459 Oslo

Billetter Tel : 22 35 60 22

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DALANE BLUES FESTIVAL med LJODAHÅTT

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LJODAHÅTT back in Norway – this time on the south-west coast in EGERSUND.

17th of June 2016 at 10 pm

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THE TIMES OF INDIA : Rock and folk fusion in a rare Nordic treat

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Gurgaon: ‘What the (profanity) is Ljodahatt?’ is a question asked on the homepage of this band’s website.

On Monday night, the lucky audience who turned up for the octet’s show in the city (an eightsome joined by two Hindustani Classical musicians) got an answer, an intimate yet expressive set of songs in which Floydian rock cosied up to pastoral folk. The Norwegians were playing on the closing day of the 3rd Connections Festival of performing arts.

Ljodahatt’s performance, their first in India, brought to mind reverb-drenched walls of sound and lava lamps. But the only thing remotely trippy about the evening was the Nordic poetry, which formed the lyrics to each of the band’s compositions. Tethered by a robust rhythm section and lifted by layers of guitar and piano (with accordion, violin and concertina punching sweetly above their weight), the verses bobbed like boats on water, while the atmospherics dipped and soared like a flock of birds in mid-flight.

This was music that harked back to the mood-shifting, multi-layered rock of the 1960s – even to the extent of the Eastern influence. Puranjoy Guha on the mandolin and Rupak Mukherjee on flute were more than worthy accompanists to the ensemble. The lyrics, meanwhile, drew inspiration from Norwegian poetry of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from bards like the unheralded Olaf Nygard (« with us today », said frontman Magne Havard Brekke), as well as from Norse verses of 1,500 years back.

Understatedly witty, the words were ideal collaborators to the music, impish partners in crime in this Scandinavian psychedelia. There was the digging-your-heels-in-defiance of ‘I’m standing me, got it’ (Olaf H Hauge), the poetic and life-affirming ‘It needs just a little memory’ (Nygard) and the short-but-shot-through-with-profundity ‘Two televisions’ (‘and in the end, we need not understand each other’). Dreamscapes swapped places with landscapes, philosophy mingled with wry observations. In Ljodahatt’s lyrics, humour wasn’t too far from the surface.

Ljodahatt are Hasse Bjornstad (bass guitar and vocal), Etienne Bonhomme (drums and vocal), Magne Havard Brekke (composer, violin and vocal), Stale Caspersen (composer, piano, accordion, guitar and vocal), Vidar Odmunsen (electric guitar, piano and vocal), Laurent Petitgand (composer, electric guitar, piano and vocal), Eirik Mannsaker Roald (cello and vocal) and Rainer Sumilch (composer, trumpet, concertina and vocal). Evoking the silences of a fjord, and the tempest of the ocean, Ljodahatt more than lived up to its name of ‘troll-song’. It made for an exhilarating musical ride.

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Crossing language barriers through music – Ljodahått

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Crossing language barriers through music

Last updated: 01.04.2016 // Ljodahått is a musical group that combines classical Norwegian literature and self-composed music to great response from audiences all over the world. This week they played several concerts in New Delhi. 

This is the group’s first visit to India and they were anxious about the reactions to their music. “India is a country with an incredibly important musical culture that has influenced many Western artists and we are very honoured for the opportunity to play here,” says Ljodahått frontman Magne Håvard Brekke.

Brekke started the group together with fellow artists from all over Europe. All the songs are in Norwegian, but group believes the music and the sound of a foreign language open up for a personal interpretation of the music from everyone in the audience. “When we play abroad in Europe the various audiences seemed to understand beyond words. I am positive that was the case at the concerts in India as well,” comments Brekke.

Ljodahått played concerts at several festivals and the Piano Man Jazz bar in Delhi. There were great crowds turning up to hear their performances and the response was very enthusiastic. According to Brekke, two Indian musicians joined them onstage for the last concerts, which helped bridge a cultural divide.

The lyrics have been taken from well-known Norwegian poets and authors and Ljodahått composes music to go with the texts. “We mix texts from different periods of time and from various places in Norway,” Brekke notes. “It is very inspiring to use these traditional texts and convey their message and cultural meaning through a different medium,” he adds.

Norwegian music institutions have been very supportive of the group and they hope to establish a partnership with Concerts Norway (Rikskonsertene) in the near future. Now the band is off to Bangalore for a last concert there. After such great response this may not be their last trip to India.

THE INDIA TOUR 4 – LJODAHÅTT

THE HUMMING TREE IN BANGALORE

Ljodahått is performing in the evening of the 31st of March 2016 at 09.00 pm

YOU ARE VERY WELCOME

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THE PIANO MAN JAZZ CLUB IN NEW DEHLI

Ljodahått is performing in the evening of the 30th of March 2016 at 08.45 pm

WELCOME AGAIN

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THE CONNECTIONS FESTIVAL AT EPICENTRE IN GURGAON

Ljodahått is performing in the evening of the 28th of March 2016 at 07.30 pm

WELCOME AGAIN

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Ljodahått is performing in the evening of the 27th of March 2016 at 07.30 pm

WELCOME

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Ljodahått all the way to INDIA !

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Again in the French paper Libération – january 2016

Ljodahått aux Trois Baudets

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France Culture – French national radio

La chronique de MATTHIEU CONQUET  sur France Culture

LJODAHÅTT > CLIMAT NORVEGIEN

Plongée dans le climat étrange de LJODAHÅTT ce matin. Un projet hors cadre, barré et patrimonial à la fois, mené par le comédien Magne-Håvard Brekke. Prenez une douzaine de musiciens et acteurs en chapeau façon drougies, un peu de cabaret râpeux, de vieux claviers analogiques et un répertoire qui va des manuscrits mythologiques de l’Edda jusqu’à Ibsen. Attendez. Vous êtes déjà loin.

Listen to the Ljodahått preview on France Culture

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http://www.franceculture.fr/player/reecouter?play=4730252