This February and March, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. presents Nordic Cool 2013, a month-long international festival that asks “What is ‘Nordic’?” and celebrates the diversity of the Nordic region.
Thanks to this festival, Scandinavia House is afforded the exciting opportunity to present some of these thrilling musical acts in New York City.
Based in the Faroe Islands, Nordic Sessions was founded by composer and bassist Mikael Blak and his father, pianist Kristian Blak, a 2011 nominee of the Nordic Council Music Prize. The ensemble works to draw ideas from ethnic material and their improvisation ranges from free to classical styles.
Nordic Session’s members have varied musical backgrounds, mainly in jazz, but also in ethnic, folk, rock, and classical music.