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Bards of Skaði

The foundation for Bards of Skaði was laid within a research project known as The Frozen Atlantis. After finding artistic satisfaction in the initial compositions, the duo resolved to travel deeper into the realms of musical antiquity, blending baroque intricacies, modal melodies, and archaic instruments to evoke an atmosphere reminiscent of civilisations long past.

‌On strings, guitars, lute, lyre, keys, and programming, we find Thomas von Wachenfeldt, who – apart from being a PhD and Associate Professor in Sound and Music Production at Dalarna University – has arranged music for symphony orchestras and death metal legends like Entombed. Göran Månsson, flutes and percussion, is a seasoned educator at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and has graced the international stages in a variety of styles ranging from classical ensembles to popular outfits like Gjallarhorn, Nordman, and Sarek. ‌

Whether you find solace in the evocative works of Howard Shore and Björn Isfält, or the enduring mystique of traditional Nordic music and early classical compositions, Bards of Skaði invite you to partake in a voyage into domains scarcely traversed in modern music.