It was by coincident that I first came to meet Klaus Mäkelä. The conversation moved smoothly when we met on a plane from Helsinki to Oslo. When I asked the conductor whether he would be interested in doing an Interview, he was positive. So here I am, entering the main hall of Oslo Concert hall through a secret door, witnessing a rehearsal.
In 2011 British electronica group Nero made their first grand masterpiece. Although the work got dubbed as the “dubstep symphony”, the work features a big variation in genres. Although the work is not to be called a proper symphony, as it’s no long than 18 minutes, Nero managed to fit alot into this piece.
Photo: Lars Tiede. (Creative Commons Licence.) Throughout the year I write about new Norwegian releases for the cultural magazine Subjekt and the international music site beehype. This means I need to keep an eye on what’s happening in the local music scenes. 2020 was a rough year for all of us. Covid-19 had a hugeContinue reading “New Norwegian Indie”
There is nothing as epic as the sound of an orchestra. The use of orchestras has become more and more frequent in different music genres. This is the first in a serie of articles where I’m taking a look at this phenomenon, starting with hip-hop.
What I present here for you is a curated playlist of what I find to be a selection of the best Norwegian music. Although you’ll find some hits the list mainly consists of songs none of my friends have ever heard of. These are the tunes you didn’t know you were longing for.