POLSKA with Rydvall/Mjelva & InFidelis
Sunday 4 June, 5 p.m.
Concert on the final day of the exhibition "The logic of the local"
Tickets 150 NOK, sold in the museum reception 12-17 on the concert day
The term “Polska” refers to a traditional Scandinavian dance whose origins go back to the 18th century Poland. It also stands for a recently established cooperation between two extraordinary music bands: InFidelis from Poland and Rydvall/Mjelva from Sweden and Norway. The bands’ unique strength, which is also their common feature, lies in playing long-forgotten string instruments from their countries reconstructed in the 1990s: the suka bilgorajska, the plocka vielle, the Swedish nyckelharpa popularized by Eric Sahlström and the Norwegian violin hardingfele. In their search for the roots of “the Polska”, the musicians reach for traditional Polish and Scandinavian tunes. The concert opens up an opportunity to recreate the bonds between the Polish and Scandinavian traditional music, which is going to be interpreted by young-generation folk artists representing the two worlds.