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Reimagining The Nyckelharpa Cancelled
Reimagining The Nyckelharpa is the first UK project seeking to show how contemporary performance techniques can be applied to this beautiful, ancient instrument. Despite its archaic nature, the nyckelharpa, a 16-stringed Swedish traditional fiddle, possesses great potential for sound production due to its percussive key rows, low string tension, idiosyncratic tuning system and profound resonance. The new compositions for nyckelharpa will re-imagine this unique instrument’s broad sonic palette. The new works will be created by a raft of award-winning UK-based contemporary composers: Ben Gaunt, Laura Bowler, Brona Martin, and Tom Owen. All works performed by contemporary nyckelharpist Rob Bentall.