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Nordic Nights Tour @ McCrossins

The Nordic Voice with Anna Fält (Sweden/Finland) + Land & Lyric with Anna Fält & Maryanne Piper (Australia/Germany).

Be enchanted by the extraordinary and unique talent of Nordic vocalist, Anna Fält, on tour from Sweden!. Anna Fält performs songs from the Scandinavian and Finno-Urgic traditions as well as her own material in the form of ancient rituals, folk songs, yoik, lullabies, stories from the Finnish forests, and the Nordic landscapes. Fält combines multiple vocal traditions, languages & singing aesthetics in her uniquely creative combination of sounds. Prepare to be dazzled by her vocal virtuosity, exquisite control & tonal beauty.

This performance will feature a double bill. 1st set – The Nordic Voice with Anna Fält Solo, 2nd set – Land & Lyric with Anna Fält & Maryanne Piper (Australia/Germany).

A new, innovative duo concept, Land & Lyric examines the connection between people & land. We both influence & are influenced by land over time. The literal language of place is guided by land. Relationships to land are multi-faceted and intertwined. Land & Lyric surveys the rapidly shifting changes of our shared land, plus the connection to new land for many migrants. It illuminates community relationships formed via land, as well as our contrasting attitudes shaped by indigenous, protectionist, farming, artistic & resource-guided values. How do these attitudes shape our communities & their surrounding environments?

Anna Fält brings a unique perspective from her Finnish upbringing & Swedish home, performing Scandinavian & Finno-Ugric vocal traditions. She provides an almost instrumental approach to text & voice, combining herding calls, lullabies, yoik (Sámi indigenous music), nature-inspired sounds, stories from the Nordic landscape, plus a variety of vocal traditions, languages & singing aesthetics. Foiled by the versatility of Maryanne Piper on clarinets, soprano saxophone & live electroacoustic treatments, the duo paves way for a distinctive approach that fuses Nordic folk, Australian aesthetics, global contemporary jazz & neo-classical elements.

Maryanne Piper (AU/DE) is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist & composer, originally from the New England North West. Her adventurous artistic take has led her across four continents, primarily based in Germany for almost 18 years. She has worked across radio, theatre, multidisciplinary projects, jazz/improvisation/experimental/ contemporary/classical music scenes, & education fields, in addition to festival appearances & touring. Piper’s music embodies an endless wanderlust, standing between continents & genres, exploring the links between humanity & its sound world.

Come, mingle & travel with your ears to Nordic Scandinavia. An evening of musical panache, finesse & discovery awaits.

May 20, 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$6.31 – $58.51
0412 424 718
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McCrossin’s Mill Museum
29-31 Salisbury Street
URALLA, NSW 2358 Australia
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