About Asynje

Asynje is a musical collaboration created in the inner circle of the same Danish folktronica subculture which previously gave rise to bands such as Sorten Muld and Valravn. As these earlier bands Asynje is deeply rooted in ancient Nordic music and poetic tradition stretching as far back as the Viking era.

The project existed as a duo since 2002 consisting of singer Nanna Barslev and hurdy-gurdy player Søren Hammerlund but has since grown into a quintet. Asynje played their debut concert in October 2010 at the Copenhagen Cultural Night. In May 2011 the band released its debut album: Genkaldt. In July 2014 Asynje published the EP Færd as a preview of the coming 2nd album which is currently in the making and is expected to be released in the summer of 2015.

Asynje merges the folk music traditions of scandinavia with electronic sounds, creating a brand new musical sphere inspired by ancient Nordic myths and legends and the nature of the North. The band consists of experienced musicians including former members of the bands Valravn and Sorten Muld.

With a variety of rare and old instruments the band creates an exciting visual and auditory setting for an atmospheric and engrossing concert. Among these instruments we find the hurdy-gurdy, mandola, overtone flutes, viking lyre and nyckelharpa.

Asynje consists of:
Nanna Barslev – vocals
Martin Seeberg – viola, fiddle, flutes, lyre, jawsharps
Søren Hammerlund – hurdy-gurdy, bouzouki, nyckelharpa, electronics.
Troels Dueholm Nørgaard – flute, shawm, hurdy-gurdy, bouzouki.
Jacob Lund – percussion and drums


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