Northern Resonance is the Scandinavian string trio that takes newly composed folk music into enormous soundscapes. With their previously untested combination of instruments; viola d’amore, hardanger fiddle and nyckelharpa they let Scandinavian music meet explosive rhythms and grand chamber-like arrangementsthat takes folk music in a new direction.
All members are highly skilled and accomplished musicians, rooted in traditional music. With an intense musical connection that is rare to come across, they invite you into their world of compositions. There is great life in their tunes, and the trio knows how to bring it out.
With their debut album that was released in the autumn of 2020, Northern Resonance have already established themselves with a glorious sound. The album was nominated for a Swedish Grammy and the trio will release their upcoming album in 2024.
“With their close interplay, the trio moves effortlessly outside the soundscape of the tradition but moves just as easily within it. The instrument’s many resonance strings become the trio’s musical bloodstream that is effervescent with both detail and boundlessness. It pulsates with the feeling of home as well as a desire to discover new land.” – Lira Music Magazine
”With their close interplay, the trio moves effortlessly outside the soundscape of the tradition but moves just as easily within it.” – Lira Music Magazine
”With several beautifully crafted and decorated instruments on stage, this band is a visual treat as well as a feast for the ears.” – FolkWorld Magazine
“Northern Resonance moves freely within the music. They create nice and expressive arrangements in a classical style with a modern sound.” – RFoD
William Jack is an Australian multi-style cellist, guitarist and songwriter based in London. He is best known for incorporating his jazz guitar background into an unconventional style of cello playing, with a passion for breaking boundaries between genres and cultures. His music transitions seamlessly from virtuosic folk & bluegrass compositions to non-Western sound worlds.
Since finishing classical studies in Vienna, William has toured Europe and the UK extensively, and has recently performed his solo works from his debut album ‘This Old Cello Box’ on BBC Introducing and Radio 3. William was selected to perform as a New Folk songwriter at the 2023 Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. He has been fortunate to work with numerous world-renowned artists, including Tom Rosenthal, Joseph Lawrence, Fryars, Hari & Sukmani and Laure Chan. William enjoys exploring the ever-expanding capabilities of string instruments and bringing the cello into new territories.