Aminje is an old Norwegian colloquial expression meaning ”to rest the memory”.
Energetic and traditional violin folk from the Norwegian westcoast
Liv Merete Kroken and Sigrid Moldestad met as students at the Ole Bull Academy (1996-98). They enjoyed playing as a duo, while at the same time developing their skills as solo performers. Both have their musical roots in Nordfjord in Sogn og Fjordane county in west Norway. They play both Hardanger fiddle and normal fiddle, though Liv Merete Kroken has specialized on the Hardanger variant, and Sigrid Moldestad on the other. They have studied with Norway’s leading folk music performers. Their many projects include collaborations with Palestinian musicians, choirs, rock, joik, pop, theatre etc. Some of these projects have been particularly well received, such as Fjøgl (with Unni Løvlid).
In May 2001 they released the CD Spindel (Grappa/Heilo), on which they play with the same muscians as on Aminje: Olav Tveitane (guitar/cisster/double-bass), Dagfinn Andersen (harmonium/piano) and Ivar Kolve (percussion).