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by admin on juni 14th, 2016

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New Video from Ralsgård & Tullberg Quartet

by admin on juni 14th, 2016

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Feature about my recent releases in Rootsworld

by admin on maj 20th, 2016

See original article here

Wooden flute aficionados, unite! These three recordings all feature Markus Tullberg, Swedish flute wunderkind, in a number of different projects that draw out the dynamics of his instrument. Specifically, Tullberg utilizes the wooden transverse flute, which was an important part of the southern Swedish folk tradition from the 19th to the 20th centuries. The tone of the flute is never piercing; generally, Tullberg brings a rich, mellow sound to each band concept.

For +1, Tullberg is paired with Andreas Ralsgård on an array of traditional and more recently composed tunes; this is the duo’s second album together. The arrangements on +1 are fleshed out with additional accompaniment, including nyckelharpa, cello, and harpsichord. The tasteful array of instruments makes for a disciplined rusticity, with even a Leopold Mozart tune sitting amongst the ‘polskas’ and ‘marschs.’ Ralsgård and Tullberg are clear that they are engaged in reviving old flute tunes, even arranging fiddle tunes for the flute repertoire; they complement each other nicely, providing wonderful sweeping rhythms that manage to connote a much bigger sound than one might suppose (as on the lovely “Waltz After Johan Jacob Berghman”).

Dan “Gisen” Malmquist (clarinet), Jens Ulvsand (bouzouki and vocals), and Markus Tullberg make up the trio on Diphtong. Here, the emphasis is on Swedish traditional music, but each band member contributes some new tunes. It’s always a pleasure to hear Malmquist’s clarinet, which he manages to invest with such joy that the instrument practically sounds mystical – it makes an interesting foil for Tullberg’s transverse flute. Ulvand’s bouzouki lends tremendous drive to the sets, and the net effect is that of a ‘classic’ sound that whirls and weaves like a dark, reedy version of the band Frifot. A set such as “Fattig man/Vattenringar” brings together the fine vocals of Ulvsand, leading into Tullberg’s solo playing before being joined by the deep thrum of Malmquist’s clarinet; it’s a combination that makes for a very memorable album.

Nos Honks is the most ‘world’ oriented of the three projects. Tullberg is joined by Swedish jazz saxophonist Jonas Knutsson and Breton wooden flute player Anna Roussel (also a guest on +1). Perhaps the closest parallel group would be another trio that featured Knuttson, Triptyk (with Ola Bäckström and Johan Hedin, on fiddle and nyckelharpa). On Prisma, Nos Honks indulges in the music of Sweden, Ireland, and Brittany, as well as modern compositions. Roussell’s “Minuit à New York,” which begins the disc, manages to sound like a Philip Glass minimalist experiment: a sign that Nos Honks are going to take risks with their material. And, as with jazz bands, the traditional tunes function to ground the group, serving as a foundation for experimentation. Nos Honks remind the listener of an unconventional chamber music trio, albeit comprised entirely of wind instruments. I’m particularly struck by Jonas Knutsson’s restraint in this context, as he never really wails but often blends amongst Roussel and Tullberg’s flutes, sometimes goading them on, or serving as a contrasting color when soloing.

Each of these CDs offers a unique listening experience, leaving flute and Swedish folk music lovers spoilt for choice. – Lee Blackstone

New Video from Ralsgård & Tullberg kvartett

by admin on oktober 10th, 2015

Roots world writes about +1, Prisma and Diphtong

by admin on mars 18th, 2015

New review of +1

by admin on oktober 20th, 2014

Bengt Eriksson (Hifi & Musik) gives the new CD five stars out of five and writes about the music. He describes the sounds of the flutes as whispering, buzzing and beautiful as well as rough and burly.

Anders Ralsgård och Markus Tullberg skapar en fascinerande icke-traditionell (eller kanske ny-traditionell?) folkmusiktradition med sina dubbelspelande träflöjter. Tillägget ”+1” syftar på att de i olika spår på albumet samspelar med andra musiker, oftast (utom i cembalospåren) en i taget.
Övriga musiker/instrument – Anna Roussell, också träflöjt, Niklas Roswall, nyckel- och moraharpa, Leo Sander, cello, Göran Månsson, subkontrabasblockflöjt, och Bengt Almfjord, cembalo – både kompletterar och kontrasterar, vänslas och bråkar.
Ralsgårds och Tullbergs flöjter kan viska, surra och liksom pysa stilla och vackert med och kring varann, som i inledningspåret ”På väg” och ännu vackrare i ”Pernillas psalm/Reventlow #102”. Medan ”Rackelhanen/Rönneberga” och ”Hund med tre ben/Engelsk gimpe” är grövre, mer bastanta.
I ”Tre engelskor” bjuder flöjterna upp till en lättsinnigt flörtig dans och ”När Kvintonius är glad/Viberg” blir just precis en glad trudelutt (åtminstone delvis).
Summering: folkmusikaliskt nyskapande, fint spelat och mycket varierat.
Bengt Eriksson / Hifi & Musik 2014

Review of +1 in Lira

by admin on oktober 20th, 2014

Gunder Wåhlberg at Lira writes about Ralsgård & Tullberg latest release. Among other things, Wåhlberg writes: “The beautifully executed variation in sound and melodies between the two flutes makes every track a little masterpiece”

När Ralsgård och Tullberg gav ut sin första skiva 2010 lyfte de fram den tradition som flöjtspelet förr haft inom folkmusiken, särskilt i södra Sverige. De visade i sitt samspel på traversflöjt den variation av låtar som fanns i den tidens dans- och bruksmusik där flöjten var vanlig.
På sin nya skiva går flöjtduon nu vidare med både traditionella och nykomponerade låtar och utvecklar sitt samspel i delvis nya former. Den fint utförda variationen i klanger och melodispel mellan flöjterna gör varje låt till ett litet mästerstycke. Melodistämmorna som lågmält växer ur de båda blåsarnas flöjter flätas tätt in i varandra, som kunde de komma ur samma andetag.
Denna gång har Ralsgård och Tullberg också tagit in gästmusiker som tillför ytterligare dimensioner i flera av numren. Göran Månssons kontrabasblockflöjt lägger en mörk murrande fond bakom de ljusa flöjterna. Leo Svenssons cello och Niklas Roswalls harpor skapar med sina stråkar sträva och rörligt melodiska stämmor i låtarna. Bengt Almfjord på cembalo gör distinkta anslag i musiken och Anna Roussel ger som den tredje flöjtisten på skivan låtarna en fylligare ton. Det huvudsakliga innehållet på skivan kommer ändå från den flödande elegans i flöjtspelet som Ralsgård och Tullberg själva presterar.

Lira Oktober 2014

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Interview in Irish Music Magazine

by admin on september 26th, 2014

The latest issue of Irish Music Magazine includes an interview with Ralsgård & Tullberg.

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Nos Honks review in Lira

by admin on september 26th, 2014

The debut CD from Nos Honks, Prisma, was reviewed in Lira:

Traversflöjt är ett sällsynt instrument inom svensk folkmusik, och två traversflöjter tillsammans är en raritet. Men det är just vad Anna Roussel och Markus Tullberg spelar och tillsammans med saxofonisten Jonas Knutsson utgör de den skivdebuterande trion Nos Honks. Hälften av materialet på skivan är kompositioner av Knutsson och Roussel, det övriga är traditionella låtar från Sverige, Bretagne och Irland, samt ett Bach-stycke som binds ihop med en polska försedd med ett typiskt Knutssonskt folkjazzsolo.
De två flöjterna växlar mellan unisont spel och stämmor, ofta med Knutssons barytonsax som botten, som i den traditionella polska Jeppson och den irländska Jolly tinker, men kan lika gärna kompa saxofonsolon, som i den bretonska Suite de kas a barh. /Rasmus Klockljung

http://www.lira.se/skivrecension/prisma/

Review of +1 in Irish Music Magazine

by admin on september 21st, 2014

Eileen McCabe writes about +1 in the new issue of Irish Music Magazine:

RALSGARD & TULLBERG
+1
Kap Syd Label, KAPCD007,
13 Tracks, 51 Minutes
www.ralsgardtullberg.com
The emergence of Swedish folk music was strongly associated with the fiddle and nyckelharpa in the early 19th century and the fiddle was again the focal instrument in the traditional spelmanslag that gained momentum throughout the 1940’s and 50’s. A significant folk music revival in the 60’s and 70’s brought new instrumental into the fold in the form of mandola, guitar, flute and saxophone among others and also revived the Swedish bagpipes, hurdy gurdy and harjedalspipa. The expansion of instrumentation brought a shift in the Swedish musical tradition from solo melody to music in an ensemble form; a form which Ralsgard and Tullberg have married by the effortless intertwining of individual flute instrumental in their new album +1. The concept pertains to the album title in that the duo have invited a musical guest (a Plus One) into each track on the album to add spice to the already flavoursome flute sound.
The pair, who previously released their debut Traditional Folk Music from Sweden to high regard, showcase their own work in this new album with Ralsgard’s Hund Med Hela Tre Ben performed with a heady conviction where the defining rhythms march boldly into Engelsk Gimp taken from the Bast collection of tunes; the lightness and purity of flute soaring above the deeper more grounded string instrumental before gliding chirpily into Tre Engelskor. A highlight is the breathy echoed opening in Lisa Bollings Vispolska where the wind instrumental weaves and circles around the layers of languid sound. The pair close the album with a soft introduction to the flowing Farmors Brudvals; a fitting end to a full showcase of sound that encapsulates the heart of the Swedish tradition yet allows room for exploration both with instrumental and arrangements. Another credit to the folk music of Sweden and Denmark from flute connoisseurs; Ralsgard and Tullberg.
Eileen McCabe

Flute class of 2014!

by admin on juli 12th, 2014

The flute workshop at Skurup Folkhögskola is over for now. This was the third year that a crowd of flute players gathered in Skurup to learn more about flute playing in Swedish traditional music with Andreas Ralsgård and Markus Tullberg (Ralsgård & Tullberg).
See you next year!
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The new CD from Ralsgård & Tullberg out now!

by admin on juli 1st, 2014

Ralsgård & Tullberg released their new CD, +1, at Ransäterstämman in June. It features collaborations with several guest musicians such as; Niklas Roswall (Nyckelharpa), Anna Roussel (Wooden Flute), Göran Månsson (Subcontrabass recorder), Bengt Almfjord (Harpsichord), and Leo Sander (Cello). The CD can be ordered from www.pluggedrecords.com/cd/
Here’s a clip from the release concert featuring Niklas Roswall

My master thesis is done!

by admin on juni 22nd, 2014

My master thesis is finally done and available on the internet. You can find it here (in Swedish…): http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/o.o.i.s?id=24965&postid=4469071

Nu är min masteruppsats i musikpedagogik färdig! Titeln är Lyssna och Lira och den handlar om utvecklingen av ensemblespel inom svensk folkmusik från 80-talet och fram till idag. Det är en narrativ studie som följer några av våra mest namnkunniga musiker på dagens folkmusikscen. Man hittar uppsatsen här: http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/o.o.i.s?id=24965&postid=4469071

A video from the release concert of +1

by admin on juni 13th, 2014

The new album from Ralsgård & Tullberg was recently released. Here’s a clip from the release concert. Niklas Roswall is playing Nyckelharpa and is also one of the guest musicians on the CD,

Nos Honks and Duo Veillon / Le Bigot

by admin on maj 25th, 2014

Here’s a clip from the tour of Nos Honks and Duo Veillon / Le Bigot. The concerts featured a full set with the bands playing together.

 

Traversträff II

by admin on maj 23rd, 2014

Kap Syd organized a second wooden flute meeting in Malmö Monday 19th of May. As special guest this time we had Jean-Michel Veillon talking about the wooden flute in Breton music, which was established as a natural part of that genre very much through his own effort.
This event was made possible through Kulturrådet (which is sponsoring the work of Ralsgård & Tullberg) and through Statens Musikverk (which was supporting the tour of Nos Honks and Duo Veillon / Le Bigot)dsc02416

Nos Honks - Prisma out now!

by admin on maj 22nd, 2014

The release tour with Nos Honks and special guests Jean-Michel Veillon and Gilles Le Bigot has come to its end and the CD is now available! Order from Plugged records www.plugged.se.
Here’s a live clip with one of the tracks from the CD, Sinfonia 10 (J S Bach) / Åkerbystålet (Trad. Sweden).

Pre listening: Nos Honks - Prisma

by admin on maj 5th, 2014

The debut album from Nos Honks (SE/FR) will be released 15th of may 2014 from Kap Syd (www.kapsyd.com).

Catch the release tour
(featuring guests: Jean-Michel Veillon & Gilles Le Bigot)
15th May - Dieselverkstaden, Stockholm
16th May - Metronomen, Copenhagen
17th May - Victoriateatern, Malmö
18th May - Teckningsmuséet, Laholm

Nos Honks is
Jonas Knutsson - Saxophones
Anna Roussel - Wooden flute
Markus Tullberg - Wooden flute
www.noshonks.com
Order from Plugged records
Get in touch: info@kapsyd.com

Tour Nos Honks + Duo Veillon/Le Bigot

by admin on mars 29th, 2014

Workshop på Lunnevad

by admin on mars 29th, 2014

Jag hade nyligen förmånen att få undervisa folkmusikstudenterna på Lunnevads folkhögskola. Det blev en fantastiskt trevligt eftermiddag med fantastiskt duktiga musiker. Up Lunnevad!

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