Ljodahått, norrønt ljóðaháttr is a kind of verse used in ancient Norwegian poetry (Edda).  It originally translated as “trollsong“ or “magic song“ but also means contradictive voices/tunes put up against each other.

Ljodahått is a project initiated by the norwegian actor Magne Håvard Brekke who has drawn the repertoire from both the ancient and the modem (from Edda to Henrik Ibsen, Knut Hamsun or Tarjei Vesaas…) and has brought together some of the best humans and artists that he met on his journey throughout Europe: actors, musicians and composers. Together they put these poems into music and perform them in norwegian in a true fusion of genres.

Photo: Anne Seubert (via Facebook)

Ljodahatt - concert