Contemporary folk duo Trollstilt offers free concert

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Trollstilt

KALAMAZOO--Contemporary folk duo Trollstilt will perform in Western Michigan University's Dalton Center Recital Hall at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, March 22.

Joining the free, public performance will be guest artist Karin Loberg Code on Hardanger fiddle and viola and WMU's KLOrk, the Kalamazoo Laptop Orchestra.

Trollstilt makes new music springing from, but not confined to, the folk traditions of Norway and America. Combining the diverse musical interests of members Dan Trueman, on Hardanger and five-string fiddle, and Monica Mugan, on classical and steel-string guitar, the duo derives its name from a traditional tuning used by Hardanger fiddlers, also known as "Devil's tuning."

Formed in 1997, Trollstilt has performed widely in the United States, Ireland and Norway, and has been featured on both contemporary art and folk festivals, including the Bang-on-a-Can Marathon, Den Norske Folkemusikkveka and the Chamber Music America National Conference in New York City. The duo's performances in Norway have been supported by the Arts International Fund for U.S. Artists. Their eponymous CD was released in 2000, and a second is in the works.

For more information, contact Meredith Bradford, concerts assistant, at meredith.bradford@wmich.edu or (269) 387-4678.