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Grót & Vatn – Kristian Blak & Yggdrasil

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Producer catalog: HJF233
Tracks: 9

Release date: 9. March 2012

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About Grót & Vatn

Grót & Vatn (Stone & Water) was developed from an idea shared by composers Richard Nunns and Kristian Blak. The Faroe Islands and New Zealand, Richard’s homeland, are poles apart and very different. However, there are important common grounds within the natural environment.. Both countries present many forms of stone or rock thoughout their lands. Likewise with water, which equally interacts with stone. From this concept the piece was formed and realized by the musicians of Yggdrasil – in concert during the festival Summartónar in the Faroe Islands.

Recorded in concert June 11th 2011 by Kringvarp Føroya at The Nordic House, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.

YGGDRASIL, is the World Tree in Noce mythology. The branches of the mighty ash reach up above the heavens, and its three rooss pass into the realms of the Æsir and of the frost giants and descend deep into the underworld. At the very top of Yggdrasil sits the wise eagle, keeping watch. The three Norns water and nurture the free each day. while the great serpent Nidhogg, together with a host of lesser snakes, gnaws at its root Thus the tree is in a state of cosmic equilibrium, constantly threatened and devoured as it grows and flourishes.

This recording was made possible by grants from Creative New Zealand, Landspeni KODAS, Gramexgrunnurin, Fjølrit and Mentanargrunnur Landsins.


  1. OCEAN
  2. BERG
  4. CAVE

N©B ⓟ2012 Manufactured in Denmark

CD + DVD Surround sound


Composers and Authors

Anders Hagberg


Kristian Blak


Mikael Blak


Richard Nunns



Anders Hagberg

(saxophone & percussion)

Heðin Ziska Davidsen

(electronics & guitar)

Kristian Blak

(piano & stones)

Richard Nunns

(taonga pūoro & traditional Maori instruments)


Craig Potton

(filming & photography)

Finnur Hansen

(sound engineer)

Kristian Blak

(producer & filming & photography)

Thomas Koba

(filming & photography & video editing)

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