Article published in paper-issue of Halden Arbeiderblad, 7.5.1012
Written by Steinar Øystad. Photos by Cathrine Gjerdingen Larsen
Found by Tessa Lande . Translation by Laila Solum Hansen. English revision by Anni Jowett
Photo: Alexander Rybak sparkled and charmed young and old at Brygga Kultursal
Young strings in a great concert with Rybak
The fact that the cooperation between the cultural schools and established artists produces results, was proved to the audience during the concert with Rybak on Sunday.
The excitement ruled amongst parents, other family members and the rest of the audience in an almost packed concert hall, before the young strings from the cultural schools in Halden, Fredrikstad, Sarpsborg and Moss were going to show what they had achieved during the weekend’s musical workshop with Alexander Rybak.
The world’s best gang.
Seriously the young strings lined up before Rybak came on stage to full applause, and ‘Europe’s Skies’ filled the room.
Rybak encouraged the others with smiles and shouts, and the audience participated with rhythmic clapping.
“We have become the world’s best gang, and have had great fun” Rybak exclaimed after the opening number.
“The organizers have been just fantastic, we even had time for dinner together.”
Feeling for the music
“The most important is not to play all the notes clear and correct,” he continued.
“The most important is to get the right feeling for the music” he added before the waltz ‘First kiss’ by Mats Paulson, well backed by the ensemble, spread in three-fourth beat over the audience.
Concert in Karlshamn 25.2.2012 with Alexander Rybak, Mats Paulson, Barfotskvartetten and other artists. By Marianne Mata Hari Saietz.
The first photo shows the wonderful bridge between Copenhagen and Malmö. It is 16 km long and was built in 2000. Before that, we only had ferries!
I left my town at noon and arrived in Karlshamn around 15.30 after a long drive with one coffee-break. Karlshamn is a pretty little town by the coast and It was easy to find the Stadsteater, a big building next to a public school in a quiet street. I parked my car in the street and went to the theater to look for the Smurf. All entrance-doors were locked and the place seemed empty, but as I went around the building, I heard music from inside. It was “Fairytale” and I could hear Smurf singing.
After having listened for a while, I decide to walk to the town-centre ( 5 min. away ), find a place to buy some lunch and use a bathroom.
On the street-corner, I bumped into Madde and EbbaJ . They had just arrived by train from Stockholm. Madde had travelled for 8 hours and Ebba for 5 and they had paid incredibly much for their train-tickets. So being the foreigner among them, I had had the easiest and cheapest journey.
Article found in paper-edition of “Kragerø Blad” 21.2.2012. Text and photos by Jimmy Åsen.
Found and translated by Tessa Lande.
A spectacular evening with the Girls Choir
The concert of Kragerø Girls Choir and Alexander Rybak will be remembered for long.
There was a huge interest to hear the Eurovision- winner play and sing with Kragerø Girls choir.
About 400 were present and allowed themselves to be charmed by a choir that showed high artistic class and an artist who gave of himself. And who sparkled along with the girls.
Inspired: Alexander Rybak (25) is influenced by the norwegian nature and the girlfriend, Maria Strøm Slyngstad, when he writes new songs.Photo: Krister Sørbø/VG
(VG)ÅLESUND. Alexander Rybak gets inspired by beautiful Røneset outside Ålesund: – Here I would like to write another song!
– It’s one of the most beautiful places on earth. Most of my songs are inspired by Norwegian nature, that’s why I could have written another song here, – the celebrity-violinist tells VG.
Alexander Rybak returns with a new single in Norwegian*
[The song is in Swedish, but it’s mistakenly referred as Norwegian in the article]
The winner of the Eurovision song contest 2009, Alexander Rybak, is back with a new single, “Resan till dig”, which is performed in Norwegian, the first piece from his third new album «Visa vid vindens ängar», which is available since the last June.
The Norwegian singer Alexander Rybak hasn’t met the anticipated success in France, after his victory at the 54th Eurovision song contest with «Fairytale» in 2009, however he remains a star in his country, where he recently released his 3rd and latest album «Visa vid vindes ängar», introduced with a single sung in Norwegian, «Resan til dig» – thus probably resigning from the effort to export himself after two years and focusing on the market of his homeland.
[However, Alexander has denied himself that the new Scandinavian release means that he’s abandoning his international career]
Published in the weekly magazine,”Norsk Ukeblad”, July 11th, 2011.
Written by: Tommy Halvorsen. Photos: Bjørg Hexeberg Staveli
Found and translated to english by Laila Ulvseth
Headline: Strawberries and flirting
(wordplay: fløte = cream, flørte = to flirt, in norwegian)
Q: What are you doing this summer?
A: This summer I’ll try to please people around me, play and sing a lot, and hopefully, compose a few songs. Preferably while “loffing” around, visiting different villages. And I’ll visit some culture schools that have invited me. Continue reading Interview to Norsk Ukeblad no.28. July 10th 2011→
Published in the paper-issue of “Magasinet”- an appendix to Norwegian “Dagbladet”, 9.7.2011
Written by Eivind Sæther. Photos: Jørn H. Moen.
Found by Susanne Berlin. Article and pictures scanned by Tessa La.
English translation by Marianne Saietz Revision by Bita J.
“The Wake Up”
Alexander Rybak (25) is no longer dependant on sleeping pills. Now, he dreams of being able to trust people once again.
Text to photo: Alexander Rybak doesn´t trust anyone, and shares that he functions best when he isn’t attached to anyone. “I don’t want to become dependant,” the album releasing 25-year-old says to Magasinet.
At the moment: He has released an album in Swedish: ” Visa vid vindens ängar” Family: An only child. In relationship with Maria Slyngstad. What he drives: – I usually borrow cars from my friends, so I drive a lot of different cars. Favorite gadgets: – I play a lot of video games. Perhaps I should answer a question about that? Last cultural experience: – I watched “Mad Men” on DVD. It’s fantastic. I dream about being Don Draper.
The album “Visa vid vindens ängar” by Alexander Rybak and Mats Paulson was released in 2011. The collaboration began when Mats contacted Alexander after having seen a video of him on YouTube where he performed his song “Visa vid vindens ängar”. And so he wanted to thank him for performing his songs and sent Alexander an email. Alexander was grateful for the praise, and later he contacted Mats and the collaboration was a fact. The album is about enjoying the small things in life and it’s a perfect summer album. Alexander states in the sleeve that he needed a project that brought out the human in him. Below you can hear a taste of the songs.
Alexander was the co-host of the show «Allsang på Grensen». Recordings occurred on Wednesday, 29 June. It was aired on the next day. He also performed solo and in duet with Mats Paulson and Didrik Solli Tangen. All the parts can be seen here.
Recorded by May Elisabeth. English translation by Tessa Lande. English revision by Katie Anderson. Subs by Julia B.
Article found, scanned and translated into English by Veronica Nord.
Journalist: Per Sigve Kleppe
Said no to the king of musical.
Openhearted! AR speak out about drugs, his new album – and the celebrities he has rejected.
– You are out with a new СВ again, can you tell a bit about the album?
– It’s released both in Norway and Sweden and is called “Visa vid Vindens anger”. It’s a collaboration with the Swedish troubadour Matt Paulson (73), who I have known for over two years. He’s a living legend for me, and it has really been therapy to work with him on this album. After two turbulent years, I needed something that was a little down to earth/laidback, says Rybak.
This is an article from “Romerikes Blad” (24.06.2011) – only in paper issue. Written by Kjersti Busterud and Ola Einbu.
Found by Kristen Marie Heia Scanned and translated by Laila Solum Hansen
Alexander Rybak enters the summer with songs about the wind which is ruffling the curtains, Maria and the first kiss. All put together in Gjerdrum.
“Det går en vind over vindens ängar”. And there Alexander Rybak is sitting, suntanned in the Norwegian summer’s breeze, ready to sweep over the country with Swedish songs, written by 73 years old Mats Paulson.
Journalist: Ingrid Anthonsen. Photo: Dan Petter Neergaard Found by Olina Novikova. Translated by Tessa La.
Rybak and the Swedish troubadour Mats Paulson have released a CD about life’s small pleasures.They describe the cooperation as therapy.
– This has been therapy for me. For the first time in two years I have control of the situation, Rybak (25) said.
He talks about his new album, “Visa Vid Vindens Ängar,” which is made in collaboration with the Swedish troubadour Mats Paulson (73).
Rybak sings the beloved songs in Swedish, and has also contributed with melodies to four of the songs on the album. The songs are about life’s little golden moments, like to cuddle a cat, or the first kiss. For Rybak, the project has also been about finding peace after a turbulent time in the wake of the superior Eurovision victory in 2009. Fatigue, excessive workloads, and a fiddle smashed in frustration, have made headlines.
Genom ljumma gator far
man i öppna bilar.
Genom sommarnatten blå
kor och hästar vilar.
På en höjd blir luften sval,
värmen kommer i en dal
och i stugan väntar frugan
med en brasa varm och skön.
Ungarna kan inte sova,
fast de läst sin aftonbön.
Alexander and Mats made official premiere of their new album in Swedish open-air TV-show “Lotta på Liseberg”. They performed 2 songs from new album: “Resan till dig” and “Visa vid vindens ängar“. Also Alexander accompanied with his violin to Mats’ popular song “Barfotavisan”. And they both played in quartet of musicians during the “Granada” song, performed by famous Swedish opera singer Loa Falkman. And in the end of the show Alexander performed “Fairytale”.
Found by Ronja Laupitaja. English translation by Tessa La and Laila Solum Hansen. German translation by Sabine Fundel. Recording and subs by Sonya Luzina. Russian translation by Sonya Luzina and Zhanna Sergueeva
“I love to live in the past, with a little hope for the future”
Alexander Rybak (25) has made big money on songs about his ex-girlfriends. Now he has written two Swedish folk music songs to his new girlfriend.
The songs “Maria” and “Din första kyss” are about his doctor girlfriend Maria Strøm Slyngstad (25), and participate on the famous violinist’s new CD “Visa vid Vindens Ängar” which is made in collaboration with the famous Swedish folk singer Mats Paulson (73).
– You have to ask Maria what she thinks about the songs. But I like to write songs about love. I think that it gives the songs more suspense when the audience knows who the songs are about, Rybaks says, and refer to “Fairytale” and “Oah” which are dedicated to his ex- girlfriends Ingrid Berg Mehus (23) and Moa Meinich (19).