Julie & Andreas
This trio was formed as a result of their Artist in Residency stay at the lighthouse island Sula on the coast of Norway. Drifting between styles from the Silk Road, Argentinian tango, Celtic music and classical music, the resulting original compositions bring a special emotional depth, and are as captivating as they are hauntingly beautiful.
These three musicians, all masters of their own styles and instruments, came together to see how this special combination of instruments, all coming from different musical cultures and with their own unique history, would sound together.
Full audio tracks of “Frolic” and “Aurora” below
- Frolic (00:00) and Aurora (05:39) - LIVE Julie & Andreas with Michalis Cholevas 10:22
Stories of the Sea: Samos and Sula
Harps: Julie Rokseth (Norway)
Bandoneon: Andreas Rokseth (Norway)
Tarhu: Michalis Cholevas (Hellas)
Repertoire: Original compositions by the trio
Genre: Original music combining styles from the Silk Road, Argentinian tango, Celtic music and classical music
Duration:: Possible durations for the performance include 45m, 1h 15m, and 2x 45 min with break.
Album Release: August 2020
Tour: August – October 2020*
*Tour dates outside this period may be possible on request.
Julie & Andreas
Julie Rokseth – harp
Andreas Rokseth – bandoneon
“It’s extraordinarily exquisite in its combinations and dash of audacity.”
Classically trained virtuosos, this brother and sister have always wanted to play music together. Julie plays the harp, BUT Andreas plays the bandoneon. Harp with bandoneon?! They did it anyway! …and the result is truly… …breathtaking. Through this uncommon mix of instruments, combining the gritty heritage of the bandoneon with the majesty and elegance of the harp, a profound musical tension is created. This unique energy sparks and illuminates them as uncommonly beautiful in their innovative musical drift between folk, tango and classical styles.
Theirs is a truly rare and enchanting experience.
BUILDING THE PROJECT
[Ep. 2] SulaKultur AiR: J&A + Michalis Cholevas - Day 1 | Harp & Bandoneon Shenanigans w/ J&AHave arrived to Sula for our Artist in Residency stay composing music with Michalis Cholevas.
[Ep. 3] SulaKultur AiR: J&A + Michalis Cholevas - Day 2-3 | Harp & Bandoneon Shenanigans w/ J&ADay 2 and 3 of our inspiring stay here at Sula. Some ideas have started to take shape, and we are loving the sound of our instruments together!
[Ep. 4] SulaKultur AiR: J&A + Michalis Cholevas - Day 6 | Harp & Bandoneon Shenanigans w/ J&ATo get the music flowing: The daily morning swim.
Julie & Andreas with Michalis Cholevas at
SulaKultur Air at Sula (Frøya), Norway. April 2019.
[Ep. 5] SulaKultur AiR: J&A + Michalis Cholevas - Day 7-9 | Harp & Bandoneon Shenanigans w/ J&AHear some of the result of the April Artist in Residency stay we had on Sula with Michalis!
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