Lofoten Cello Duo
Ethno music duo combining strings and voices in complex rhythms and lovely harmonies.
Their collaboration began a decade ago in an art nouveau flat in Barcelona. Over vermouth and home-brewed beer, the two cellists were excited to continue this now familiar format of fusing Scandinavian and Catalan folk music. They also have complex Balkan rhythms, melancholic Jewish melodies, sounds from the Caucasus and Middle East and their own compositions in their luggage. In addition to both cellos and nyckelharpa, the voices are used, creating a density unexpected for a duo. Their repertoire combines the diverse oral tradition of ethno music from around the world from time immemorial to the present. Following Lynx (2016) and Cervus (2018), they present their new studio album Octopoda (No fear records, 2022).
Håvard Enstad: cello and voice
Carles Muñoz Camarero: cello, nyckelharpa and voice