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(un)Romantic / Improvising Interpretation

«(un)Romantic / Improvising interpretation» is a duo exploration starting with late romantic songs, led by vocalist Live Maria Roggen and pianist Ingfrid Breie Nyhus.

CF Wesenberg

Roggen and Nyhus experiment with traditioning and interpretation, and with improvisation as method. What is romantic and what is unromantic? What can an interpretation be? How can we work with creative interpretation? Where does the new begin and where does the old go? What can improvisation with residues and memories, tell about the song that was?

A video describing the process can be viewed on the project's exposition on Research Catalogue.


January 2022, the EP "Demanten" was published, with Roggen/Nyhus' improvised variants of four songs by Jean Sibelius. A new album, Skymt, is released December 2023, and another album is released spring 2024.

Listen to Demanten
Live Maria Roggen stands upright in front of a microphone and points toward sheet music. Ingfrid Breie Nyhus is sitting behind a grand piano while looking at Live.

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Published: Feb 1, 2021 — Last updated: Nov 15, 2023