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English Summary

We welcome you to a unique festival of meditative music across genres. The main venue is the very special Tanum Mediaeval Church in Bærum outside Oslo.

Although talks and presentations will be in Scandinavian languages, and although the current web site does not present the concerts in depth in English, most parts of the program will be very accessible for non-Norwegians.

World-class artists will perform music by the Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov; lyrical jazz, folk music, hymns and intriguing improvisations; all selected with the aim of exploring the different aspects of what can be called 'meditative' qualities in music. 

Artists such as Nils Økland (violin/haradanger fiddle), Kim Rysstad (voice), Arve Henriksen (trumpet/electronics), Tord Gustavsen (piano/electronics), and Aleksander Nohr (baryton singer) will perform during concerts and liturgical meditations. More artists will be announced later on, 

With this festival, we expand the notion of 'church music'. And we boldly question the separation between music as 'art for arts sake' and music for meditation or even therapy. 

Free shuttle transportation is available from the easily accessible train station in Sandvika upon request.

Contact us at for more information about the program and how to get tickets, or how to become a festival volunteer..

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