SKUGGSJÁ

SKUGGSJÁ
Skuggsjá is a musical piece written by Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik. Arranged to be performed by Enslaved and Wardruna and was originally initiated as a commissioned concert piece for the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution and premiered in September 2014 at the Eidsivablot festival, Eidsvoll where the constitution was written. Shortly after its debut Skuggsjá was announced as one of the headliner acts of the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival 2015.

The growing desire to present Skuggsjá to a broader audience has ultimately led the Bjørnson and Selvik to record the piece in its entirety. There will be an album in 2016 and details regarding its release will follow soon.

Skuggsjá translates into ‘mirror’ or ‘reflection’ in the Norse language, and the piece not only contextualizes harder music’s role in the democracy in Norway in 2014, but also joins threads from the country’s ancient musical history and solidifies harder music’s position as Norway`s most important cultural export.

By highlighting ideas, traditions and instruments of their Norse past, Skuggsjá tells the history of Norway and reflect relevant aspects from the past into the present day. In light of this we reflect on ourselves as a people and nation. In a magnificent tapestry of metal instrumentation, a wide variety of Norway´s and Scandinavia’s oldest instruments, and poetry in Norse and Norwegian, Skuggsjá is a fusion between past and present, both lyrically and musically.

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SKUGGSJÁ items we have:

16,90 €
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BLACK BEAST: Nocturnal Bloodlust TS XXL-size
1. BLACK BEAST
Nocturnal Bloo...
shirt: 19,90 €
DISCIPLES OF THE VOID: Disciples of the Void
DARK AGES: The Tractatus De Hereticis Et Sortilegiis
3. DARK AGES
The Tractatus ...
cd: 14,90 €
BLOODHAMMER: Black Torment Years 2007-1997
4. BLOODHAMMER
Black Torment ...
patch: 4,90 €
BLACK BEAST: Nocturnal Bloodlust TS M-size
5. BLACK BEAST
Nocturnal Bloo...
shirt: 19,90 €
PRECAMBRIAN: Glaciology
6. PRECAMBRIAN
Glaciology
cd: 14,90 €
HÄMYS: Alkemia
7. HÄMYS
Alkemia
lp: 19,90 €
NECROM: The Light Has Never Been Here
8. NECROM
The Light Has ...
mc: 7,90 €
FLAME: March Into Firelands
9. FLAME
March Into Fir...
cd: 14,90 €
ISÄNMAA: Yli Peltojen, Vetten ja Tunturien
10. ISÄNMAA
Yli Peltojen, ...
pict. 7': 7,90 €
DARK AGES: The Tractatus De Hereticis Et Sortilegiis
11. DARK AGES
The Tractatus ...
lp: 16,90 €
BLOODHAMMER: Black Torment Years 2007-1997
12. BLOODHAMMER
Black Torment ...
mc: 9,90 €
BLACK BEAST: Nocturnal Bloodlust TS XL-size
13. BLACK BEAST
Nocturnal Bloo...
shirt: 19,90 €
NEUTRON HAMMER: Damnation's Bringer
14. NEUTRON HAMMER
Damnation' s Br...
mcd: 7,90 €
GOATS OF DOOM: Rukous
15. GOATS OF DOOM
Rukous
cd: 14,90 €
NEUTRON HAMMER: Iron Storm Evocation
16. NEUTRON HAMMER
Iron Storm Evo...
lp: 19,90 €
ETERNAL FLAME OF GEHENNA / LOPUTON GEHENNAN LIEKKI: Loputon Gehennan Liekki / Romua, Ruiskeita ja Rutinaa
17. ETERNAL FLAM...
Loputon Gehenn...
dvd: 12,90 €
BARATHRUM: Infernal
18. BARATHRUM
Infernal
cd: 14,90 €
BLACK BEAST: Nocturnal Bloodlust TS L-size
19. BLACK BEAST
Nocturnal Bloo...
shirt: 19,90 €
SCYTHE: Beware The Scythe
20. SCYTHE
Beware The Scythe
patch: 4,90 €