Listening to them, we are projected into the Nordic depths: the sea, the wind, the grey sky. Dark percussion, epic stories of journeys and gods, Skáld draws from Viking traditions to create a unique Scandinavian musical universe. In old Icelandic, the voice of Justine Galmiche collaborates with the sounds of ancient instruments, to bring us back to the sources of Nordic poetry, perpetuated by the scaldes around the 10th century. Bewitching.
Guilhem Desq is a virtuoso of the hurdy-gurdy, this mythical medieval instrument with sounds from another time. With his electric model, the artist makes the link between tradition and innovation by mixing genres and eras. Electro flirts with metal, epic sounds are combined with more danceable tunes. It is as a real one-man band – he also plays drums – that the Toulouse native will make you travel in a few notes.