Academic journal article Yearbook for Traditional Music

Marit Steinsrud and Stein Villa: Kammersmusikk

Academic journal article Yearbook for Traditional Music

Marit Steinsrud and Stein Villa: Kammersmusikk

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EUROPE Marit Steinsrud and Stein Villa: Kammersmusikk. 2014. Etnisk Musikklubb EM108. Recorded by Marit Steinsrud and Stein Villa. Annotated by Stein Villa, Marit Steinsrud, and Bent Âserud. Produced by Bent Âserud. 22-page booklet with notes in Norwegian and English. Colour photographs. CD, 19 tracks (49:01).

The title of this CD means "music for a small room," which is a suitable setting for the old-style instruments played here, as their sound is soft and fine. Both musicians are well-known within the Norwegian traditional music scene: Steinsrud was born into a family of dancers and musicians in eastern Norway, while Villa became interested in folk music in the 1970s in Oslo. Traditional, old-style instruments are at the core here, most prominently dulcimers (langeleik) and harps. The duo makes the unlikely combinations of these instruments sound as if they have always been played together, such as dulcimer and accordion, dulcimer and harp, or banjo and dulcimer.

The recording is a selection of traditional melodies-either learned directly from older people or picked up from published collections-and their own compositions. …

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