Wednesday, April 08
12:30 PM

  • Charles H. Morris Center
  • Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes
  • $35


For the better part of three decades, Väsen (“vessen”) has honed a singular sound rooted in Swedish folk music, but conceived by modern ears, which have heard rock, jazz and post-modern chamber music. Formed in 1989 by Olov Johansson, who plays the nyckelharpa (a “keyed fiddle”), violist Mikael Marin and guitarist Roger Tallroth, Väsen takes its name from a Swedish word with multiple meanings: spirit, noise, a living being or essence. The combination of unusual instrumental tunings and the rhythmic pulsing characteristic of traditional Swedish folk music imbues Väsen’s music with an irresistible, deeply spiritual quality. This is a “must attend” concert for world music fans.

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