Ola Bremnes is coming to Festspillene i Nord-Norge with a new premiere of the concert performance Stormtid.
Ola Bremnes, one of Norway´s most popular artist and songwriter comes to the festival with the concert performance Stormtid, a collection of dramatic stories from the North Norwegian coast ; songs that also point to our own time and move, touch and concern people today.
This is a production, where the actress Marit Adeleide Andreassen ties the concert together and gives the audience a connection in the songs, based on Ola's script.
The concert performance premiered in Svolvær when the record of the same name was released, and received very good feedback. Since then, the production has been expanded with Brage award winner Ida Larmo's animations and illustrations. It is the first time these two artists work together.
Ola Bremnes has with him a flock of the region's best musicians, as well as drummer Elisabet Nesset, who will play the title song.
Ola Bremnes is a Northern Norwegian musician, author and troubadour. He has released a number of albums and has, among other things, interpreted and set new melodies to lyrics by the Norland priest Petter Dass.
Together with siblings Kari Bremnes and Lars Bremnes, he has, among other things, released the records Ord fra en fjord (1992) and Soløye (2000). The melody "Mi pia. Din gutt", from the album Livstegn (2004), his first solo album, set a historical record on the Norsktoppen, with 95 weeks in a row. Visa "Har du fyr" has become public property through the new recording by the northern Norwegian group Hekla stålstrenga. He has written lyrics and melodies for several of Kari Bremnes' records, including "E du nord" on the album Og so kom resten av lifet (2012).
He has three other big hits on Norsktoppen: "Grågåsa" (1992; together with Lars and Kari), "Dudelidei" (2006) and "Kjære kvinne" (2006).
Bremnes has written several books. Now we want to publish (1983) and Jubel og sang (1997) contain hymns, songs and shows. Kirkemellom (2001) is a beautiful picture book about northern Norwegian church buildings. In 2007, the children's book Trouble in the trapeze came out. I On shaky ground. A journey with Hurtigruta (2019) he writes about people and places that Hurtigruta travels because. He has also contributed with texts for a number of performances.
Ola Bremnes received the Spellemann prize for Soløye, together with Kari and Lars Bremnes, in 2000. He has also received the Blix prize (1994), the Nordlys prize (2004) and the Prøysen prize (2009).