Nordic Music Double Bill Tuuletar and VIIK
A high-energy Nordic music double bill, part of Festival of Cool at Harbourfront Centre.
Fierce energy, beatbox rhythms and other-worldly harmonies: Tuuletar (Goddess of The Wind in Finnish mythology) takes Finnish music abroad with a novel approach. The band’s virtuoso singers create a sonic landscape where beatbox rhythms meet global influences and Finnish poetry tradition.
The Scandinavian sextet VIIK, hailing from Norway, Sweden and Denmark, exists in a field between the hypnotic Scandinavian song tradition, progressive jazz and alternative rock. At the front of VIIK is Norwegian folk singer and composer Elisabeth Vik, who lures the audience into an enchanting universe of mysterious medieval ballads and fairy tales while reinventing the musical framework of Scandinavian folk music.