Vuelie Studio Concert

April 16, 2020

Watch the concert at Vuelie Studio here.

With Hildegunn Øiseth and Frode Fjellheim
Recorded April 12th 2020

Hildegunn Øiseth: Goat horn and trumpet
Frode Fjellheim: Keyboard and vocals

The Norwegian Grammy Award Winners Marja Mortensson and Daniel Herskedal are releasing their first duo album together, aptly named LÅÅJE – DAWN.

Mortensson’s and Herskedal’s music transcends borders. As such, their music moves effortlessly through the borderlands between South and Ume Saami yoik melodies, where it finds itself swinging back and forth between tradition and the musical compositions of classical string quartets. The melodies imitate standing stones, carefully rooted menhirs, who guide the listener from the gravity and melancholy of a planet finally speaking up against our treatment of her, to the playful yoik melodies associated with woodpeckers and ptarmigans.

Vuelie congratulates Marja Mortensson as the winner of Spellemannprisen – The Norwegian Grammy Award – in the category of Folk music/Traditional music 2018 with the album Mojhtestasse.

Marja Mortensson is nominated for Spellemannprisen (The Norwegian Grammy Award), for her album Mojhtestasse.
The award will be presented at the Spellemann ceremony March 30, 2019, in Oslo, Norway.

Mojhtestasse – Cultural Heirlooms, New Album out now!

A mere year after she released her acclaimed debut album, Marja Mortensson´s second release is ready! This time around she has chosen to let her amazing voice shine even more clearly – through a minimalistic and acoustic production where her Sámi roots become more prominent.

Take note of the name! Her name is now on everyone’s lips when Sámi artists are the topic. She has performed for the King of Norway, toured in Japan, contributed to large TV-productions, collaborated with The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Mari Boine, Kirsten Bråten Berg, Ronnie Le Tekrø – just to name a few.

Katarina Barruk has already established herself as an exceptional Sami artist on the Nordic music scene. She composes her own music, and although her genre is close to the pop, rock and singer/songwriter traditions, her music clearly stands out from the crowd by her usage of the Ume Sami language.

She also includes elements from the Sami yoik tradition, a factor which contributes strongly to the unique sound of the production.
Katarina has collaborated with Frode Fjellheim who has arranged and produced her music. The album is now ready: Báruos – Uncovered/Revealed.

Norwegian composer and producer Frode Fjellheim is happy to present a new album with singer Anne Vada. The music possesses that unique Nordic sound and Anne Vada’s voice makes it shine brilliantly.

You might have heard Frode’s music before – like the choral piece “Vuelie” which opens the Disney movie “Frozen”. This time around, Frode has produced an album with a fantastic Norwegian singer, where they explore a musical landscape that lies between pop, folk, world and sacred music.

Frode Fjellheim and Hildegunn Øiseth on tour in Japan during the holliday season!

Frode Fjellheim and Hildegunn Øiseth will perform live in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Shiga. The Japanese audience will experience a unique mix of Saami yoik, traditional instruments such as goat horn, “neverlur” and music from Fjellheim´s and Øiseth´s CD´s.

The tour is organized by Harmony Fields.

The Disney animated film “Frozen” contains a lot of inspiration from Nordic landscape and culture. The opening music is composed by Frode Fjellheim and is inspired by the Sámi “yoik”.tradition. The performance of the music is done by the choir “Cantus”. The web site did an interview with the composer here. We include the introduction below.