Monday, April 18, 2011

A Thing I Can't Embed But You Still Should Hear

I was in the car today listening to Public Radio and the two most fantastic songs in a row came on the radio. The first was a trio of Norwegian ladies singing a traditional song called "Till Till Tove". Then came an absolutely amazing piece: A mouth harp duet. The sonic subtleties were absolutely jaw dropping.

Now, fortunately has archives of their shows, but they only have them in hour-long blocks... and you cannot embed them on your own website. (Well, you could if you wanted to go through the rigamarole of rewriting the Javascript links for their media player... but NPR might not appreciate that.)

Anyway, click here (opens in new tab). Then fast-forward to the 6:30 point to hear the Norwegian trio called Trio Medieval sing "Till Till Tove." And immediately after they finish, at the 11:30 mark, Birger Mistereggen and Torunn Ostrem Ossum perform the mouth harp duet "Sordolen", which is just the coolest thing I've heard since Fratres by Arvo Pärt.

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