SLAGR is a trio founded in 2003, which consists of Anne Hytta on hardanger fiddle, Amund Sjølie Sveen on vibraphone and cellist Sigrun Eng. The combination of these three instruments enables Slagr to create a variety of resonant, sonorous sounds, warm and shimmering, concise and yet poetic.
In the music of Slagr, pieces evolve slowly and almost imperceptibly, as percussionist Amund Sjølie Sveen places sustained Vibraphone-droplets and glassy harmonics on top of the closely intertwined melodic motives and austere chord progressions of Anne Hytta's hardanger fiddle and Sigrun Eng's cello. As part of a deep and trance-like process, the band carefully and slowly arrive at a resonant, sonorous continuum of sounds that is as concise as it is poetic.
Slagr has released solaris (2007), straum, stille (2011) and Songs by Geirr Tveitt with singer Camilla Granlien (2013). They also play on jazz pianist Andreas Ulvo's album Softspeaker (2012).
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