Folk Spot: Optur (DK)

Optur is a new project based on a string of newly composed dance tunes within the Nordic folk music tradition, taken under loving care by Søren Korshøj, Mikael Fleron, Jens Kristian Andersen and Heidi Luke – violin, saxophones, double bass and drums, respectively. The alternation between the tightly thematic and the improvisational interplay in free and open spaces gives each instrumentalist the opportunity of expressing both their individual and collective potential, and the possibility to create an intense expression together with the audience which captures the music of the moment. Thereby, our own form of musical expression arises, which we’re calling Nordic FreeFolk. With a deeply founded Nordic musical vibe, Optur is looking forward to meet the audience with outgoing playfulness. Their debut album Nordic Free Folk was released in August 2022.