Einar Kvitrafn Selvik will speak at the Mythicworlds Convention!
Einar Kvitrafn Selvik, the multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Wardruna will speak at the Mythicworld's convention in Seattle, Washington this weekend. The Mythicworlds is a convention that celebrates diverse international myth, legend and folklore.
Attendees of the conference will get the chance to meet and listen to internationally acclaimed artists, authors and designers, all of whom are myth-inspired makers in a variety of popular media. The convention includes workshops on international folklore and legend, writing and art making, traditional music and instruments and the exploration of ancient wisdom philosophies and practices.
Selvik will speak at the Graphical And Oral Magic workshops where he will speak of the northern esoteric arts of Runes, Galdr and Seidr and how they interact. The power of will and strong emotions entwined with the power of words and voice are key elements of Northern witchcraft, and Svelvik who has studied and practiced these arts since his early teens and will talk about his own personal experience.
Selvik who is known from Wardruna, but also bands like Gorgoroth and Sahg, will also appear in the third season of popular History Channel series Vikings which is inspired by the sagas of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok; one of the best-known mythological Norse heroes and notorious as the scourge of England and France. Wardruna’s music have appeared widely in the previous seasons of the series and will continue to do so in the forthcoming season.
WARDRUNA's Yggdrasil, the second release of the stunning Runaljod trilogy, which have been available in Europe for quite a while, will be made available for the first time in the US in CD-digibook format via Indie Recordings on February 24th, 2015. The ongoing Runaljod trilogy, which began with 2009's Gap Var Ginnunga, is a musical rendition of the twenty-four runes in what is often referred to as the "elder futhark." Some of the oldest of Nordic instruments such as primitive deer-hide frame drums, kraviklyra, tagelharpe, mouth harp, goat horn and lur are implemented, while poetic metres and lyrics are written in Norwegian, Old Norse and Proto-Norse tongue. The Yggdrasil digibook is the only version where you can find complete lyrics with English translations as well as text on the runes. Order your copy today at HERE.
"Yggdrasil lives up to its name - that of the giant tree central to Norse mythology - by stretching out into both darkness and light, a musical ying and yang, like branches creeping into sunlight as they grow up out of a shadowy forest." -- The Quietus
"...something quite remarkable, and nothing quite like you've heard before." -- Echoes And Dust
Read more on the convention here.