Groupa - Silent Folk

Nordic soundscapes and meditations. Improvisations and folk songs rooted in tradition.

»It's not a fusion so much as music that sounds to be coming from two traditions - Swedish folk and European jazz - simultaneously. This gives a feeling of complete spontaneity, with flautist Jonas Simonson and fiddler Mats Eden seeming to conjure literally weird and wonderful melodies out of thin air as Terje Isungset adds his inimitable percussive colours with bells, granite blocks, eerie vocalising and improbably virtuosic jew's harp. Isungset's brilliantly impressionistic feature summed up the performance in two words: sheer artistry - and it's not often you'll hear that said about drum solos.«

Rob Adams, The Herald, April 4, 2005


Fri 13 Feb - 10:08
Konsert med Groupa - Silent Folk
Thu 22 Jan - 10:37
Terje has released a new Icemusic album. "Meditations". The record is a comment to the environmental problems we do face, and contains recordings of ice from Antarktis, Arktis, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Norwegian glaciers and more. Terje Isungset:Ice. Arve Henriksen: Trumpet & vocal. Lena Nymark:Vocal. Mats Eden: Viola d`amore. Anders Jormin: Bass. Svante Henryson: Ice cello Meditation av Terje Isungset
Sun 14 Dec - 20:28
"Skivorna som präglade Liras 2014. För att de rymde fantastisk musik och betydde mycket för musikscenen eller för oss personligen" 24 SKIVOR SOM GJORDE LIRAS 2014: #8 | Lira Musikmagasin
Fri 14 Nov - 10:50
Australia news: Groupa - 'Silent Folk'
Tue 04 Nov - 20:31
Konsert med Groupa - Silent Folk & Banda Planina
Tue 04 Nov - 20:25
Konsert med Groupa - Silent Folk
Mon 15 Sep - 05:51
Wed 02 Jul - 21:00
Nu är det dags för Silent Summer. Kolla in Silent Folk sommarturné
Wed 11 Jun - 07:43
Review of "Silent Folk" in the Kithfolk magazine: Swedish folk-trio Groupa’s newest offering, Silent Folk, is like stepping into a warm tide pool as a child, with so many new and strange sounds and creatures to behold. The tide catches you, unaware, and you’re slowly pulled out deeper and further, to the icy depths of the open sea. You might realize suddenly that years have passed and you’ve learned to breathe underwater. And you may continue on, never looking back to shore. The music of Groupa seamless. The second you think you’ve grasped where one tradition ends and another begins the distinction vanishes into thin air and you’re caught questioning whether you heard anything at all. It’s a testament to how Groupa manage to take something familiar–Nordic folk music–and make it a thing of eerie, timeless beauty unlike anything you’ve heard before. This is not fusion music. Anyone else could have done that. This is three musicians shamans calling the four winds of the earth to themselves and wielding them to their will.