Moldestad, Høgemo, Mjølsnes

Three outstanding fiddlers developing traditions into something real new. Gamaltnymalt, a play on words contrasting the old with the new, represents a commercial counterweight to what is called the “Bergen-wave” on today’s Norwegian music scene. The trio practises at the Arne Bjørndal Collection (the folk music collection at the University of Bergen), a stone’s throw from the dark rock club Garage. And dark, raw and mystical are words one could use to describe the music played by this singular trio. These three outstanding instrumentalists transport the Hardanger fiddle into a new dimension.