WORKSHOPS: Swedish tunes – And Silly Harp Tricks
Join Erik and learn some new Swedish folk tunes adapted for the harp – as well as a couple of things you can do with your harp that you may not have thought of before. You will learn (among other things) how to change the sound and extend the range of your harp, bend notes, and use the levers in interesting ways!
Erik Ask-Upmark is one of very few harpists focusing on Scandinavian music on the Celtic harp. He has released one solo album with Swedish folk music on solo harp (the critically acclaimed “Himlens Polska”) and is featured on many more recordings, in genres ranging from folk to heavy metal! He is a Swedish riksspelman who also plays the Baroque Arpa doppia and various other early instruments. He performs early music and Nordic roots music both as a soloist and with the groups Svanevit and Dråm (as well as occasionally with large ensembles such as Concerto Copenhagen and Ensemble Mare Balticum) and tours all over the world.
Erik has been an essential ingredient of most of the previous Nordic Harp Meetings, particularly at the NHM 2013 in Järna where he was the chief organiser.
Read here what he taught at the NHM 2016 in Albertslund.