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Anette Thorsheim

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailAnette.Thorsheim@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Lars Hilles gate 3
    5015 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7800
    5020 Bergen

My Artistic Research project is situated in the field of Traditional music in Norway and Sweden and focuses on the exploration of the melodeon and interplay with dancers. These topics are investigated through the development of new interpretations of tunes in both the Vestland region and in the border region between Norway and Sweden (Hedmark/Värmland), new compositions and interplay with traditional dancers, both solo and in two different project duos with Jeanette Evansson (fiddle, Hardanger fiddle), Jonas Åkerlund (fiddles, guitars) and in workshops with dancers. The activities related to these elements continually inform each other. This prosject examines qualities in interplay where knowledge about the different tune traditions makes the ground for the dynamics and communication between the musician and dancers.  


Thorsheim, Anette (2021). Nedstilt, solo album, Talik Records. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nD1UT8c0SJK5EH7Ld97CDyom2JwmabIGM

Oleman (2012). Oleman (Johansson, Emma (flutes and vocal); Olof Misgeld (fiddles); Thorsheim, Anette (melodeon)), Sjelvar Records. https://open.spotify.com/album/4kbDIzNNXizUMWZXAiSwql

Tritulen (2012). Tritulen (Jacobsson, Ebba (vocal); Åkerlund, Jonas (fiddles and guitars); Thorsheim, Anette (melodeon)), Etnisk musikklubb. https://open.spotify.com/album/0oXTO76AgagzpZes8f1oHD


Thorsheim, Anette (2020). Tone for tone Lærebok i torader (e-bok), Norsk musikkforlag. https://musikkforlagene.no/product/tone-for-tone/

Anette Thorsheim (f.1980) plays the melodeon, mostly focused on traditional fiddle- and Hardanger fiddle music. In addition to playing concerts, she frequently collaborates with dancers. She graduated with a Master's in Music in 2007 from Høgskulen i Telemark, Norway, as well as having studied at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden. Currently she is a Ph.D. candidate at the Grieg academy at the University of Bergen, Norway.