Hva slags verdi har skillingsvisa i dag?
Impressions from the Shimao Site and the Ancient Jew’s Harps Found There
Gjermund Kolltveit, Áron Szilágy og Leo Tadagawa. Journal of the International Jew’s Harp Society 7: 102–105 (2022)
Abstract: In September 2019 the authors participated in the International Symposium on the Jew’s Harp – New Discovery of the Archaeological Site in Shimao Huangchengtai, which took place in Shenmu, in the Chinese province Shaanxi. One part was purely archaeological, while one part was devoted exclusively to jew’s harps, because more than twenty jew’s harps were found during the excavations of the site in 2016 and 2017.
Er sangen som politisk våpen død?
Essay based on the last chapter of the book Sang som våpen. Online publication, in Norwegian.
The Sutton Hoo lyre and the music of the Silk Road: a new find of the fourth century AD reveals the Germanic lyre’s missing eastern connections
Antiquity 96/385: 208–212 (2022)
A recent re-examination of finds from Soviet-era excavations in Dzhetyasar, Kazakhstan, has identified the remains of two wooden objects as stringed instruments. Dating to the fourth century AD, one bears a strikingly close resemblance to lyre finds from Western Europe, including the instrument from Mound 1 at Sutton Hoo: the Sutton Hoo lyre.
Published online (OA) 15 Dec 2021.
Den forbudte sangen
Sang som våpen. Historier om sangens slagkraft
Ford Forlag (2021)
This book, Sang som våpen (Singing as Weaponry), tells about group singing as an important social and political force in the large popular movements, in the folk singing revival movement, in protest singing, battle cries and among singing football supporters who carry on and renew engaged, powerful singing with commitment, strength and direction. This is the book about the unifying and community-building strengths of singing.
215 pages, Norwegian text.
Reviews for Folkemusikk.no
Folkemusikk (printed) and folkemusikk.no (2015–2021)
Music and book reviews for Folkemusikk (printed magazine) and Folkemusikk.no, 2015–2019: Mari Skeie Ljones: Spring du fela, Grove horn: Rallarpop, Rim: Rim, Anders Nils J. Eira: Doalli, Maar: Epleslang, Boreas: Ahoy hoy, Tor Jonsson Orkester: Einseto, Sigrid Kjetilsdotter Jore: Brurehesten, Lars-Ingar Meyer Fjeld: Hardingfele, Pål Bratås: Pål Bratås m/ gjester, Ingvild Blæsterdalen Trio: Stayer, Lars-Ánte Kuhmunen: Riihmagállis/A Legend, Duo Fjerdingøy & Andersson: Jag levde den tiden, Haldor Røyne: Slåtter etter bestefar, Ragnhild Furholt trio: Vårevinden, Gro Kjelleberg Solli: Stien eg fann, Jo Einar Jansen: Naken, Knut Hamre: Slåttar frå Granvin [book and 4 CDs], Anne Tone Aanby (ed.): Spelemannen og slåttemusikken i Åmli [book], Svartevja: Svartevja, Trygve K. Vågen: På Møsstrond, Dag Vårdal: Samværsdansen i Christiania på 1800-tallet. Dans og musikk [book and 3 CDs], Spöket i köket: Chateau du Garage, Trio Dhoore: August, Frode Barth and Ellen A. Oskal: Árbi, Johan Sara jr.: Electronic Yoik, Marja Mortensson og Daniel Herskedal med Trondheimsolistenes strykekvartett: Lååje/Dawn, Erling Eriksen: Erling Eriksen volum 1–6, diverse artister: Rosita. Harald Haug – Portrett av ein bygdemusikar, Per Åsmund Omholt: Vara ungkar og gå fri, Sigrid Stubsveen: En skulle levd før og en skulle levd nå.
Nye bevegelser i norsk folkemusikk
Folk och musik (2019)
The article, in Norwegian language, describes and discusses some developments in the modern Norwegian folk music scene. The most significant driving tendencies are education and professionalization.
Published online (OA), 28 Feb 2019
The Archaeology of Sound, Acoustics and Music: Studies in Honour of Cajsa S. Lund
Gjermund Kolltveit and Riitta Rainio (eds.). Publications of the ICTM Study Group on Music Archaeology, Vol. 3. Ekho Verlag, Berlin (2020)
This book arose from an international symposium in Honour of Cajsa S. Lund that took place in 2016 at Linnaeus University’s Department of Music and Art, in Växjö, Sweden. The symposium was organized by Nordic music archaeologists Gjermund Kolltveit (Oslo) and Riitta Rainio (Helsinki), with Cornelius Holtorf and Karin Hallgren as local contributors at Linnaeus University. It was funded by the Swedish Research Council, the Nordic Culture Fund and Musik i Syd.The book is edited by Gjermund Kolltveit and Riitta Rainio, and published in Berlin by Ekho Verlag. The contributors are Cornelius Holtorf, Iain Morley, Catherine Homo-Lechner, Emiliano Li Castro, Rupert Till, Frances Gill, Annemies Tamboer, Graeme Lawson, Stefan Hagel, Timo Leisiö, Anders Söderberg, Dorota Popławska, Andrzej Janowski, Stanisław Mazurek, Simon Wyatt, Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos, Riitta Rainio, John Purser, Joachim Schween and Cajsa S. Lund.
A Scandinavian view on Music Archaeology: Research, Directions, Methodology, and Materials
Arxeologïyalıq qazba jumıstarınan tabılğan köne mwzıkalıq aspaptar: jïnalw jäne zerttelw mäseleleri [Ancient Musical Instruments found in Archaeological Excavations: Problems of Collection and Research]: 79–85, 207 (figures). Almaty: Museum of folk musical instruments named after Ykhlas (2019)
Music archaeology is well known in Scandinavia among archaeologists and musicologists. Still, this interdisciplinary field of research is a fairly marginal subject, and there is no chair in music archaeology at any university, neither in Scandinavia nor elsewhere. This paper describes the characteristics of music archaeology, especially its Scandinavian version, including its aims, directions and methods, and exemplifies some of the relevant artefacts. It also discusses terminology, such as the use of ‘sound tools’ instead of ‘musical instrument’.
English text. Printed in Kazakh journal. Keywords: Music archaeology, archaeomusicology, archaeoacoustics, Scandinavia, musical instruments, sound tools, methodology