Vibrant and Refreshing Norwegian Folk Music -
Flukt is a trio playing mostly Norwegian and Swedish
folk music in a refreshing new way. The three musicians have
quite different musical backgrounds ranging from jazz and pop
music to folk and "newer" traditional music. Their
repertoire includes very traditional tunes played in a traditional
way, to traditional and original tunes arranged with influences
from other musical stylings. Flukt has played over 100 concerts
and gigs in Norway since their beginnings in 1999. They have
performed for people of all ages, including young children -
the "next generation" of folk music lovers. Many requests
have been made for the group to record their music, and the long
awaited debut CD entitled "FLUKT" will be released
in the spring of 2002. In this first recording,their speciality
in folkmusic is kept, and joined with themes from newer musical
styles, creating a mix which they hope will be interesting and
fulfilling to every kind of listener.
Sturla Eide Sundli is the fiddle
player in the group. He plays both "flat" fiddle and
Hardanger fiddle. He has studied music at the University of Trondheim,
and works as a freelance musician and as a teacher for children
who are learning to play fiddle, violin and guitar. He has lots
of musical experience from doing concerts, gigs and workshops
both as a soloist and as a member of various groups. Sturla is
also a composer and musical arranger.
Øivind Farmen started playing the accordion at
the age of eight. In 1993 he started his international career
as a concert soloist, playing with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.
Øivind is also very active playing gammeldans and new
traditional music. His collection of accordions gives him a large
pallete of musical voices and moods to explore.
Sondre Meisfjord has studied jazz
at the University of Trondheim, playing double bass. He is one
of the most promising young musicians in Norway right now. Sondre,
too, has played in lots of different performance settings including
theater, studio recordings, and groups.