The Cedar Presents
EMILIA AMPER with Sprig of That
Saturday, March 30th, 2019 / Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
$15 Advance / $18 Day of Show
This is a seated show. General Admission tickets are available online, by phone, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.
Emilia Amper is one of Sweden’s most sought after folk musicians, Swedish and American Grammy nominee, Norwegian Grammy winner, Artist of the Year at the Swedish Folk & World Music Awards, World champion on the nyckelharpa, awarded National fiddler of the realm and winner of the Nordic Composer’s award the NPU Prize. In her music, a deep knowledge and love for traditions meet an endless, open-minded exploration of the nyckelharpa’s possibilities. With her charisma, virtuosity and energy she moves with ease across stylistic boundaries and touches people in both small and big venues across the world.
Emilia Amper Band features her own music for nyckelharpa, vocals, strings and percussion. She also plays with various Nordic folk and world music ensembles such as ODE, The Forbidden Orchestra and Frode Haltli’s Grenseskogen. She has performed as a soloist with classical orchestras such as Västerås Sinfonietta, The Trondheim Soloists, Camerata Nordica and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, with Swiss flamenco company Flamencos en route and Ballett am Rhein in Düsseldorf, with Kurdish, Indian, West African, Persian and Arabic musicians, as a studio musician and with pop/rock and jazz musicians. She is also a popular teacher in Sweden and abroad, gives workshops in nyckelharpa and Swedish folk music and teaches regularly at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
In October 2016 her second solo album Lux was released at venerable classical label BIS Records (Emilia is BIS’s only folk music artist), following her success debut Trollfågeln. On Lux, Emilia shines as a composer, arranger, ensemble leader and soloist, and we get to meet influences from all over the world, in music for nyckelharpa, vocals, string ensemble and percussion.
Ensemble on this tour:
Emilia Amper - nyckelharpa & vocals
Erika Risinger - fiddle (from Navarra, Sallyswag and more)
Anders Löfberg - cello (from Nordic, Majorstuen and more)
Fredrik Gille - percussion (from Bazar Blå, Tarabband and more)
Sprig of That is Isabel Dammann on violin, Ilan Blanck on guitar, and Krissy Bergmark on tabla. The trio combines folky, vibrant Americana, fiddle tunes, original compositions and rhythmic textures to form a surprisingly natural acoustic blend.
Sprig of That played summer and fall residencies at Black Dog Cafe, as well as shows at Good Arts Collective and for St. Paul’s Pop-Ups at Central Station. The band released their first EP at Hook & Ladder on February 7th, 2019.