After the success of their previous collaboration “Skuggsjá”; Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Einar Selvik (Wardruna) followed up with an imposing new piece entitled “Hugsjá”. By weaving together indigenous and contemporary thoughts, sounds and instruments, they are inviting you on a vivid journey – exploring the distant history and traditions.
Now Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik are taking music from these two albums, along with special surprises from their respective bodies of work as composers, out on the European roads – executed by the front men themselves alongside their brilliant live band consisting of percussionist and backing singer Iver Sandøy, keyboardist Håkon Vinje and Hardanger Fiddler Silje Solberg.
Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik comment: “This is the realization of a new stage of this wonderful journey we are on together; first writing music, performing it at festivals, releasing it as albums; and now finally taking it all out onto the road to perform our musical works to our listeners. We are very much looking forward to these musical meetings with you all – and thank you for your massive support, at the end of the day that is what made this happen!”
Expect a concert that is as rich in atmosphere and musical storytelling as it is vast in dynamics and soundscapes. From the most intimate verses with only the herald and his strings to the megalithic roar of amplified sound – all in An Evening With Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik.