This a new website presenting the painter Rolv Lorentz Muri from Olden. As a child I grew up in the same region, actually the neighbouring village Stryn. I came across a painting by Muri at the age of 15 at the school I was studying at. The painting was titled “Nattlig dialog” or “Dialogue in the night” (1977). This image has never left me, and now there is a book manuscript being made by Ove Eide. We hope to be able to release this art book presenting Muri and his paintings later this year. We want to celebrate the 100 anniversary since his birthday. In additional to this book I will make music and soundscapes influenced by – and in the footsteps of Muri´s discoveries in his paintings.
Liner note Murimorphosis (digital release on Arve Music) :
“In the early 1980s I was a pupil at Stryn junior high school. There I encountered Muri’s art for the first time, in the form of his painting “Nattlig dialog” (‘Nocturnal Dialogue’) (1977). It is also where I had my first encounter with the poet Elling Vanberg. He visited one of our Norwegian classes at the invitation of our teacher Magne Drageset. The poetry we heard that day imprinted itself on my brain as something very special. And it has had artistic consequences for me in my creative career: Ellivan’s poetry was part of “Farande Bilete” (‘Travelling Picture’), a work commissioned for the Bale Jazz festival in Balestrand in 1997, and in 2008 when I released the poetry phonogram “Ellivan” (NorCD). And now, nearly 40 years later, the way that first encounter imprinted itself on me has encouraged me to initiate an art book about Muri, and to make this recording. “Murimorphosis” is to be taken as a free and independent journey through a variety of moods, while at the same time in its own way inspired by that unique artist from Olden.”
Arve Henriksen (Translated by Andrew Smith)
For questions and further information, please contact Arve Henriksen: arve(at)arvemariamusic.com