Gorrlaus #2 Folk MUSIC series (curated by Anders hana)
Hans P. Kjorstad/Rasmus Kjorstad and Johanne Flottorp
2. May @ 20.00
Hans P. Kjorstad/Rasmus Kjorstad
Brothers Hans and Rasmus Kjorstad from Sør-Fron in Gudbrandsdalen play traditional folk songs in a catchy and unpolished manner. With pure tonality, delicate bowing patterns and nuanced use of timbres on their fiddles, the brothers come across as old-school interpreters of folk music.
In October 2016, Hans and Rasmus Kjorstad released their debut album, “Pusinshi Ulla”, which received great reviews and was awarded teh ‘Folklarmpris’ in the open class category. They also play together with other musicians such as Anders Røine, Hans Hulbækmo and Torgeir Vassvik. After numerous national and international concerts with different projects over the last few year the brothers are well rehearsed and eager to play for the first time in Stavanger.
Johanne Flottorp from Åmli has a repertoire of songs from Tovdal, Setesdal, and West Telemark. She has played the Hardanger fiddle since she was 6-years-old and studied with many notable players, including the legendary Salve Austenå from Tovdal. The music from Tovdal and Setesdal can often be recognised by its hypnotic and rhythmic drive.
In the autumn of 2018, Flottorp released her first solo record on the record label Ta: lik. Her playing style is energetic and powerful. She has developed her own unique voice, while also keeping the traditional song form and structure that she has learned from her mentors. Currently based in Oslo, Flottorp is active playing in several bands both within traditional and popular music genre.
Gorrlaus is a concert series that will present traditional folk music, along with music that takes tonal and rhythmic elements from folk music to create something new.
Gorrlaus is supported by Stavanger Kommune.