Heilo bringen gut zwei Jahre nach “Hjemve” eine neue CD der norwegischen Folksängerin Synnøve Brøndbo Plassen heraus. “Den Lyse Dag/The Bright Day” ist ein vokalorientiertes Album und erzählt die Geschichte eines Tages auf einer Farm in der norwegischen Region Østerdalen, aus der die heute in Oslo lebende Musikerin selbst stammt. Das Album ist auch zum Download erhältlich.
“The ‘budeie,’ or farming lady, held dominion over the summer farm in Østerdalen, Norway. Her ceaseless toil extended throughout the day, ensuring the well-being of both animals and people as they synchronized their tasks with the sun’s celestial journey. These summer farms often find their perch high in the mountains, nestled within idyllic yet weather-beaten terrain. ‘Den Lyse Dag/The Bright Day’ captures a day in the life of the Østerdalen summer farm. It weaves together traditional vocal music that is intimately tied to this pastoral setting. This melodic tapestry encompasses kettle calls, dance tunes, lullabies, children’s ditties, and psalms. Every “budeie” had her own songs and calls that belonged to her own animals. Evenings might invite outdoor dances, while morning psalms harmonize with the chorus of birds heralding the new day. Within this realm, mythical guardians keep watch over the creatures during the night’s slumber, their narratives reverberating through the threads of traditional music. Today, I carry these melodies within me as a young folk singer, aiming to sustain their vibrancy within contemporary society. The album is structured to mirror the progression of a day on the summer farm, from the first light of dawn to the depths of night”. (Synnøve Brøndbo Plassen)