We are very happy to announce today the addition of Kjell Braaten to the By Norse family, together with a little preview of his new full-length “Ferd” that we will release this fall!
Kjell Braaten comments on the signing: “As a musician focusing on old Norse sounds and culture, it is a big privilege to enter the By Norse family. It feels like being called back home after a very long journey. With such a strong team behind me, I can finally lean back and focus on what’s important to me, learning more and creating new music in a safe sphere.”
Kjell started his search for the origin of music in the mid-nineties. Around the millennium- change, his focus went more in the direction of Norse music traditions and their roots.
Kjell has participated in numerous projects that draw inspiration from the ancient music of the north. In the last twenty years, his primary focus has stayed here, both musically and in his lecturing in old Norse music history.
Kjell finds his inspiration in the wonders of Mother Earth herself, and spend much time in the Nordic nature. He does not try to reconstruct the music performed in ancient times, as that music is long gone, but seeks inspiration from the same views, sounds, and fumes that surrounded those living there a thousand years ago and more. He also likes to take into consideration where those instruments originate from and add musical flavors accordingly. Then again, combine those sounds, inspiration, and knowledge with modern technology to create his musical expression.