March 23, 2018 | Bob Boilen -- There's an abundance of jubilation and glee in the strums, trills, double stops and drones from the Swedish instrumental band Väsen. The trio came to the Tiny Desk with just three instruments, but all together it was a 30-string sonic blast of 12-string guitar, viola and nyckelharpa (a fiddle with keys — think 15th century keytar). Guitarist Roger Tallroth, violist Mikael Marin and nyckelharpist Olov Johansson have been a touring troupe for more than 25 years with 18 albums filled with adventure, amusement and virtuosity. They span the wide emotional range of Swedish folk music, equally haunting and celebratory. There are some similarities to Irish jigs, reels and waltzes that I'm more familiar with, but this music is more ear-bending, with more surprises than I'm used to in traditional string band folk music. Hopefully these tunes, many from Väsen's recent album Brewed — songs steeped in the past with its ears on the future — become a gateway for new listeners. Set List "IPA-Gubben" "Väsenvalsen" "Sommarpolska" MUSICIANS Mikael Marin (5-string viola), Olov Johansson (Nyckelharpa), Roger Tallroth (12-string guitar) CREDITS Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Dani Lyman; Production Assistant: Joshua Bote; Photo: Jenna Sterner/NPR.
The three musicians of Swedish acoustic trio Väsen have a singular sound—a playful, yet accomplished interplay that seems to defy the laws of physics, an intensity with a great sense of humor, and modernity rooted in tradition. Subscribe to our channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/TheKennedyCenter
Official music video for "IPA-Gubben" by Väsen, Swedish acoustic trio, from their album "Brewed," released 28 April, 2017. Olov Johansson (nyckelharpa), Mikael Marin (5-string viola), and Roger Tallroth (12-string guitar). ℗ and © 2017 Väsen and NorthSide (East Side, Inc.). Produced and edited by Rob Simonds.
Artist: Väsen Album: Världens Väsen Genres: World music, Traditional, Neofolk, Nordic, Folk-rock Origin: Sweden Year: 1997 "Studio Album, the Swedish release of Whirled The original quartet recording, adding percussionist André Ferrari to Väsen's trio sound becomes greater than the sum of its parts. This landmark 1997 recording changed the face of Swedish folk music forever, and brought the band international acclaim." 00:00 / 1. Kapten Kapsyl (Captain Bottle Top) 02:57 / 2. Bambodansarna (The Bambo Dancers) 07:15 / 3. Börja du Fatta (Do You Get the Picture?) 11:44 / 4. Shapons Vindaloo 16:53 / 5. Nitti Pomfritti (90 French Fries) 24:11 / 6. 30-Års Jiggen (The 30-Year Jig) 26:31 / 7. Anno 1643 29:58 / 8. Tärtulingen 34:33 / 9. Såld och Solde (Sold or Sale) 38:34 / 10. En Timme i Ungern (One Hour in Hungary) 43:41 / 11. Till Farmor (To Grandma) I do NOT own this, i just appreciate and want more people to find them! All rights goes to band Groupa and Footprint recordings. So if possible, please support the musicians and buy their music! ;) http://www.vasen.se/ https://www.discogs.com/V%C3%A4sen-V%C3%A4rldens-V%C3%A4sen/release/4878442
Väsen and Chris Thile perform "Flippen" during the September 21, 2013 broadcast http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs/2013/09/21/
Väsen play "Bisonpolska" on our March 3, 2018 show Website: http://www.vasen.se/ https://www.livefromhere.org/shows/2018/03/03/caitlyn-smith-vasen-mary-lynn-rajskub
Swedish trio Väsen perform "Väsen Street" live at the Nordic Roots Festival, 9/26/2008 in Minneapolis, MN, USA.Video courtesy Minneapolis Television Network (http://www.mtn.org/), ⓒ 2009 NorthSide (East Side, Inc.) (http://www.noside.com/) Sound mixing: John Scherf Viola: Mikael Marin Nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle): Olov Johansson Guitar: Roger Tallroth
"I Asked" featuring Becca Stevens & Väsen from Snarky Puppy's live DVD/CD - "Family Dinner - Volume Two" ©GroundUP Music 2016 Buy It Here: http://store.snarkypuppy.com/pages/music https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/family-dinner-vol.-2-deluxe/id1073001360 written by Becca Stevens produced by Michael League arranged by Michael League & Snarky Puppy recorded and filmed at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans, LA, February 12-14, 2015. FEATURED GUESTS Becca Stevens - vocals & charango Olov Johansson - nyckelharpa André Ferrari - percussion Roger Tallroth - parlor guitar SNARKY PUPPY Michael League - Moog bass & vocals Bill Laurance - piano & vocals Cory Henry - Fender Rhodes & vocals Shaun Martin - keyboards & vocals Justin Stanton - organ & vocals Bob Lanzetti - guitar Mark Lettieri - ukulele bass Chris McQueen - Hammertone guitar Jay Jennings - vocals Mike “Maz” Maher - vocals Chris Bullock - vocals Robert “Sput” Searight - drums Larnell Lewis - drums Nate Werth - percussion with… Candy West - vocals Peaches West - vocals Rachella Searight - vocals engineered by Eric Hartman assisted by Matt Recchia, Andrés Daza, & Camilo Salazar mixed by Eric Hartman, Michael League, & Nathan Forsbach mastered by Scott Hull directed by Andy LaViolette & Michael League
Väsen perform "Slängpolska efter Byss-Calle" on our April 2, 2016 show Website: http://www.vasen.se/ http://prairiehome.org/shows/april-2-2016/
Väsen play "Väsenvalsen" on our March 3, 2018 show Website: http://www.vasen.se/ https://www.livefromhere.org/shows/2018/03/03/caitlyn-smith-vasen-mary-lynn-rajskub