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Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik created a work solidly rooted in our Norse past with Skuggsjá, commissioned for 2017's Bergen International Festival. Now, in 2018, the prize-winning Norwegian composers and musicians continue their musical journey along Nordvegen, the shipping route from which Norway got its name

In various small places in Western Norway of longstanding history and strong connection to the sea (see map), the music is performed at atmospheric and intimate concerts, expressing millennia-old traditions and ideas still resonating with people today. 

From the Faroe Islands, singer and composer Eivør, known for her strong, yet delicate voice, joins in on the journey. Based on the musical heritage from her home island, she has created her own unique sound using elements from a variety of musical genres – as is evident also in the music of composer duo Selvik/Bjørnson.

With Eivør's music, Nordvegen travels further west while simultaneously making detours into some of Selvik and Bjørnson's expanded repertoire. Material from their respective bands, Wardruna and Enslaved, as well as some of their other compositions are recreated in Nordvegen’s characteristic sound, giving us an interplay of old and new tunes and instruments. The result is a unique work of melodious story-telling, pointing to who we are and where we come from. 

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As part of the 2017 Bergen International Festival, artists Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik traveled the fjords with the concert series Nordvegen, their musical celebration of the Norse era and the people and nature of Norway. Relive the journey with photos, tales and a playlist curated by the creators...



Norwegian composers Einar Selvik and Ivar Bjørnson created a work solidly rooted in our Norse past for last year's festival. The prize-winning musicians now continue their musical journey along Nordvegen, the shipping route from which Norway got its name - and Os is the first stop.

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Friday 25 May 2018
19:00 - 20:30 Buy Tickets

Interview with Einar Selvik & Ivar Bjørnson

Revealing the story behind the Nordvegen project, Enslaved's Ivar Bjørnson and Wardruna's Einar Selvik share the origins of their collaboration, and the intentions behind their ambitious project.


Explore the music, videos and galleries created on the Nordvegen journey so far.