Nordlys, La Chimera
Nordlys (Northern Light) is a new creation in the early fusion style of Argentine chef Eduardo Egüez, based on Piae Cantiones, a Scandinavian collection of the 16th century.
With Norwegian saxophonist Helene Arntzen, Eduardo Egüez revisits medieval Latin melodies with surprising similarities to traditional Scandinavian music. In search of new sounds, they forge links between sacred music and secular traditions by mixing the language of the Middle Ages and Scandinavian songs, with oral tradition and their own current compositions. They use a rich palette of sound colors for the realization of this program which includes Renaissance and Baroque instruments, such as the theorbo, the viola da gamba and the lirone, and traditional Scandinavian instruments such as hardingfele and the nyckelharpa, as well as modern instruments like saxophone and double bass.
A journey into the depths of the Scandinavian soul ...
Liv Ulvik, voice
Maria Keohan, Barbara Kusa, voice
Marco Ambrosini, nyckelharpa
Helene Arntzen, saxophones
Sabina Colonna Preti, viola da gamba, lirone
Leonardo Teruggi, double bass
Florent Tisseyre, percussion
Eduardo Egüez, theorbo & guitar, direction
Saint-Loup Church, Namur (BE)