PETTERSSON & FREDRIKSSON
Pettersson & Fredriksson seek new forms of accoustic expression. Using mandola and various nyckelharpas they explore both the local Swedish folk music tradition of Västerbotten and an inner, personal landscape.
The duo consists of mandola and lute player Daniel Fredriksson and keyed fiddler Daniel Pettersson (who actually was woted world champion on the instrument in the year 2000).
Their first record Brand (swedish for fire) was released in 2002. Brand featured mainly traditional tunes from Västerbotten. The record got good reviews and with its fierce playing and very heavy sound for an acoustic duo-album it left a mark in the folkmusic world. The second album Virek was released in 2005. Virek is a word in an old dialekt from Västerbotten, meaning someone who has travelled far. The record focused more on newly composed tunes and an even more experimental approach to arrangement and musical interaction.