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From Jokkmokk, Sweden to Pumpkintown, USA
— Susan Brearey, Tim Eriksen

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From Jokkmokk, Sweden to Pumpkintown, USA:
Music and Images From Real Imaginary Villages

Welcome to an evening with songs, stories and magic lantern projections from real, imaginary New England and Sami villages. Music by Tim Eriksen (fiddle, banjo, guitar & voice) and drawings, paintings & projections by Susan Brearey, Guest Artist at Konstepidemin. This is the only show in Sweden, and the start of a one week tour to Warsaw, Prague & Paris.

Time: Wednesday, November 29, 5-7 pm. Free admission.
Place: Guest Studio 1, Konstepidemin

 

Tim Eriksen is ”widely regarded as the best ballad singer of his generation” (BBC Radio). He combines hair-raising vocals with savvy arrangements for fiddle, banjo, guitar and bajo sexto, transforming American tradition with a ”northern roots” sound that embraces old New England murder ballads, “shape-note” gospel and haunted originals alongside Southern Appalachian and Irish songs. Tim’s latest solo album ”Northern Roots Live in Namest” (Indies Scope 2009) celebrates the power of this music in concert.

Considered ”among the world’s finest folk practitioners” (Toronto Star) for his expertise in traditional song, Tim is also known for his own compositions – “strange and original works” (NetRhythmsUK) with a “rare sense of purpose” (Q Magazine) that have been included in films like the Billy Bob Thornton vehicle Chrystal and the upcoming feature documentary Behold the Earth. Eriksen’s other notable work has included extensive contributions to Anthony Minghella’s 2004 Oscar-winning film Cold Mountain as well as collaborations ranging from hardcore punk and Bosnian pop to symphony orchestra and the 2009 Grammy-nominated album Across the Divide with Afro-Cuban world-jazz phenomenon Omar Sosa.

The erstwhile frontman of the prophetic groups Cordelia’s Dad (”folk-noise”), Northampton Harmony (shape-note quartet) and Zabe i Babe (Bosnian folk and pop), Tim Eriksen is the only musician to have shared the stage with both Kurt Cobain and Doc Watson (not to mention Jack White and Ralph Stanley), and his media appearances have ranged from Prairie Home Companion to the Academy Awards. Having graduated from early shows at punk mecca CBGB, Tim’s more recent performances have included his Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist in Evan Chambers’ symphonic work ”The Old Burying Ground” and two week-long stints at the Blue Note Jazz Club with Omar Sosa. In the studio, he has worked with producers including Joe Boyd, T-Bone Burnett and Steve Albini.
www.timeriksenmusic.com

 

 

From Jokkmokk, Sweden to Pumpkintown, USA:
Music and Images From Real Imaginary Villages

Welcome to an evening with songs, stories and magic lantern projections from real, imaginary New England and Sami villages. Music by Tim Eriksen (fiddle, banjo, guitar & voice) and drawings, paintings & projections by Susan Brearey, Guest artist at Konstepidemin. This is the only show in Sweden, and the start of a one week tour to Warsaw, Prague & Paris.

Time: Wednesday, November 29, 5-7 pm. Free admission.
Place: Guest Studio 1, Konstepidemin

 

 

Tim Eriksen is ”widely regarded as the best ballad singer of his generation” (BBC Radio). He combines hair-raising vocals with savvy arrangements for fiddle, banjo, guitar and bajo sexto, transforming American tradition with a ”northern roots” sound that embraces old New England murder ballads, “shape-note” gospel and haunted originals alongside Southern Appalachian and Irish songs. Tim’s latest solo album ”Northern Roots Live in Namest” (Indies Scope 2009) celebrates the power of this music in concert.

Considered ”among the world’s finest folk practitioners” (Toronto Star) for his expertise in traditional song, Tim is also known for his own compositions – “strange and original works” (NetRhythmsUK) with a “rare sense of purpose” (Q Magazine) that have been included in films like the Billy Bob Thornton vehicle Chrystal and the upcoming feature documentary Behold the Earth. Eriksen’s other notable work has included extensive contributions to Anthony Minghella’s 2004 Oscar-winning film Cold Mountain as well as collaborations ranging from hardcore punk and Bosnian pop to symphony orchestra and the 2009 Grammy-nominated album Across the Divide with Afro-Cuban world-jazz phenomenon Omar Sosa.

The erstwhile frontman of the prophetic groups Cordelia’s Dad (”folk-noise”), Northampton Harmony (shape-note quartet) and Zabe i Babe (Bosnian folk and pop), Tim Eriksen is the only musician to have shared the stage with both Kurt Cobain and Doc Watson (not to mention Jack White and Ralph Stanley), and his media appearances have ranged from Prairie Home Companion to the Academy Awards. Having graduated from early shows at punk mecca CBGB, Tim’s more recent performances have included his Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist in Evan Chambers’ symphonic work ”The Old Burying Ground” and two week-long stints at the Blue Note Jazz Club with Omar Sosa. In the studio, he has worked with producers including Joe Boyd, T-Bone Burnett and Steve Albini.
www.timeriksenmusic.com