Classically trained and holding a cum laude MMus in Argentinian tango on the pedal harp, Celtic folk harp and medieval harp, Julie is an innovative harpist and composer mastering a broad range of genres. Musical collaborations include artists such as Gunnhild Sundli, Mette Henriette Martedatter and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, but her main effort goes into the duo “Julie & Andreas” with her brother on the bandoneon. After successfully pioneering harp in tango on their previous album “With the Sky in Our Hands – the tangos” (a harp column 10/10), it is now that Julie & Andreas unveil their own very unique virtuoso style and sound – best described as sublime Nordic melancholic joy.
ENE: No Windows Face the Sea
This performance tells the tragic story of Julie & Andreas’ grandparents. It stands as a tribute to brave souls lost at sea, and as a celebration of those left behind to shoulder the extra burdens even through their grief. Voyaging between sorrow and elation, navigating through tragic loss and grief to resilience and hope, finally casting us adrift into deep yearning this performance serves the listener as an astonishingly cathartic liberation.
All music is arranged/composed for and by Julie & Andreas, and the arc of the performance is created through use of 3 harps (Celtic, classical and medieval), 1 bandoneon, field recordings, loop station, poetry as well as acoustic chamber music.