Northern Soul by Simone Grøtte and Herman Rundberg
Northern soul was originally a commissioned piece for Varangerfestivalen in 2014. Through a melting pot of dance, music and video projections the audience is taken on a journey along good and bad of the northern parts of our country; northern light, midnight sun, moskito repeller, woollen socks year around, the near and dear, as well as the rough and cold. In addition to Herman Rundberg and Simone Grøtte, SlinCraze, Petter Carlsen, Kjetil Holmstad-Solberg, Ole Jørn Myklebust, and a string quartet from the North Norwegian opera and symphony orchestra, Halvard Rundberg and Hogne Rundberg will contribute on stage.
Last autumn «Northern soul, the album» was released and the songs «Hjemmeseier» and «Filli filli» was listed on NRK radio. During the annual TV-fundrasing in 2015 the songs were also performed live to millions of onlookers.