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Lux Boreal #1

Adult, 1 day ticket 18€

Student/ pensioner, 1 day ticket 14€

Adult, 2 day ticket 30€

Student/ pensioner, 2 day ticket 25€

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Lux Boreal :: A nomadic festival of Nordic music

This Spring Lux Boreal is coming to Sibelius Museum.  During these two evenings the nomadic festival presents Johanna Elina Sulkunen (FI/DK), Christian Wallumrød Ensemble (NO), Johanna Borchert (DK/DE) and Lovisa Samuelsson (SE), composers that are playfully shaping their own musical language by creating pathways between pop, jazz, contemporary classical, and electronic music. 

Lux Boreal is a nomadic festival that presents visionary Nordic composers on a concert tour throughout Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. Between April 26th and May 13th, these 4 ensembles are on the road together to play at 7 concert venues. The audience is invited in to explore a musical landscape of the Nordics in the present day, which is in a very real way border-crossing across genres, institutions, and national lines. Here, a new atlas of Nordic music is drawn, less fascinated with historical preservation, focusing instead on a Nordic culture in constant formation. Because like Lux Boreal, the music is also always in motion.

Wednesday 26.4.

Lovisa Samuelsson Quartet (SE)

Photo: Per Kristiansen

Lovisa Samuelsson will be performing music from her latest album STAD/DIS which was selected as one of the top ten albums of the year by Kulturredaktionen, Sveriges Radio P1

‘The music is dreamy, progressing slowly, sometimes majestically… The task of determining the genre is really impossible… sometimes it follows in the tradition of singer-songwriters, in other moments it’s meditative chamber music, sometimes cinematic moods versus jazzy elevations. It is important to state that the music never becomes overloaded or unnaturally whimsical. Instead, the songs form a coherent pattern of fabulously beautiful and meaningful sequences…’

– Mats Hallberg, Kulturbloggen

Lovisa Samuelsson – cello, guitar, piano, vocals

Per Norin – keys, vocals

Felisia Westberg – bass, vocals

Anna Lund – drums, vocals

LOVISA SAMUELSSON is an artist, multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2007 she released the EP Oslo and has since then been active on the Scandinavian music scene. In 2014 she released the debut album Main Magma Chamber and her second full length album STAD / DIS in 2020. She has been performing her own music in Europe, Central and North America, but also tours in Sweden and Europe with artists like Ane Brun, Jonathan Johansson, Loney Dear, Tomas Andersson Wij, Mauro Scocco, Sarah Dawn Finer among others. She has composed music for both theater and film. Lovisa Samuelsson is the founder of PACAYA records, a Gothenburg based independent feminist record label owned and run by the artists.




Christian Wallumrød Ensemble (NO)

Christian Wallumrød is considered to be one of Norway’s most prominent musicians and composers on the contemporary music scene, and the Christian Wallumrød Ensemble (CWE) is one of his main projects. Wallumrød’s long-standing collaboration with producer Manfred Eicher has resulted in 5 albums with CWE on ECM Records. The ensemble has also released the records Kurzsam and Fulger (2016) and Many (2020) on Hubro Music. All albums have been met with great enthusiasm among critics and audiences around the world, and several of them have also ended up on various best-of-the-year lists in national and international media. CWE has toured and played at festivals in Norway, Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan since 2003. Together with the ensemble, Wallumrød has developed his idiosyncratic chamber music over a 20-year period, and with various line-ups. 

Since 2014, CWE has consisted of these musicians:

Espen Reinertsen – saxophone, recorder, electronics

Eivind Lønning – trumpet, electronics

Tove Törngren Brun – cello, electronics

Per Oddvar Johansen – drums, vibraphone, electronics

Christian Wallumrød – piano, harmonium, electronics  

Many years of activity and record releases have generated a lot of material, so currently the ensemble picks pieces to play from the entire repertoire history.

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