“Magnificent . . . When you sometimes feel jaded about music, a performer like Haltli totally wakes you up again.” —Songlines
Norway’s accordion virtuoso Frode Haltli transforms traditional folk sources into atmospheric chamber music. An exceptional improviser and a folk music authority, ECM recording artist Haltli has a repertoire that includes lyrical waltzes from Sweden, free jazz experiments inspired by Albert Ayler, and traditional psalms and ballads from his homeland. The quartet also includes acclaimed experimental Norwegian composer/vocalist Maja Ratkje and viola player Nils Okland.
Presented in association with the NE Accordion Festival.