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Yggdrasil

 

Performances:

House of Sweden the 26th of June. Tickets are available at nordicjazz2017.eventbrite.com

Yggdrasil is a Nordic ensemble, based in the Faroe Islands. Formed in 1981 by composer & pianist Kristian Blak, it has included from the very beginning musicians from other countries  Musicians that are part of the ensemble, have varied musical backgrounds, mainly in jazz, but also in ethnic, folk, rock and classical music. While the works draw ideas or themes from ethnic material, improvisation ranges from free to classical style. 
Essential to the Yggdrasil concept is that the personality of each individual member of the ensemble must be heard or seen. This makes Yggdrasil’s sound truly unique.  Eivør Pálsdóttir has on several occasions been soloist with Yggdrasil on tour and on several recordings.

Furthermore, Yggdrasil is nominated for Nordic Council Music Prize 2017.

Read more about the composer and pianist Kristian Blak here.