Arts Development

Songs for Wild Horses by Nils Økland and Øyvind Skarbø


Commissioned by New Dimensions, Songs for Wild Horses was created by acclaimed Norwegian musicians Nils Økland and Øyvind Skarbø. Over the course of a year they worked with local musicians and singers at Coda Music Centre in the New Forest, and created a piece which explored the forest traditions and music of Norway and the New Forest. Along the way a number of 'pop up' performances took place, including on the beach at Milford on Sea, and at The Observatory, Keyhaven. The project culminated in October 2015 with a promenade performance at The Treehouses at Beaulieu, where the audience was taken on a musical journey through the forest. 

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