Hialösa is a trio from Scania. Scania is the English name for Skåne, a region which lost its independence about 700 years ago. Currently ruled by Sweden, many people in Scania dream about the golden ages of independence. When the grass was a bit greener and the thoughts free. Scania has a long tradition of agriculture, fishery, science and piracy. The music we play probably comes from the Scanian golden ages 4000 bc -1300 ac. During this time many important monuments where built and a rich culture left unforgettable traces. Famous where the horsepeople of Søsdala and the round pyramid of Bredarør. The Scanian law was an important judicial document which formed the development of later Scandinavian laws. After the famous ”Loshultskuppen” the swedish army massacred every animal that could be eaten and every man that could hold a rifle. This resulted in a decline in the Scanian culture which took many hundreds of years to rebuild. Now the Scanian culture is strong again and humbly offers the world its help.
Malte Zeberg – double bass & vocals – homepage
Comes from the former capital of Scania, the city of knowledge. During the golden ages it was the spiritual center of northern europe. Malte is probably the first double bass player deeply enrooted in Scanian traditional music. Famous in central europe as a troll. Works part time digging up old musicians and asking them about very old music. Malte has lived in many parts of Scania and thus has a true Scanian-cosmopolitan perspective on life, which combined with world music studies outside Scania has given him a versatile knowledge about rythm and bass.
Alva Bosdottir – fiddle & vocals
Grew up in the shadows of the infamous castle Trollenäs, according to legend founded by the werewolf Gunnar Grøpe 1100 years ago. Alva is the latest in a long line of fiddle masters, keeping the honorary title as “näcken i Degeberga”, the most presitigous position a scanian fiddler can get. This title forces her to play naked in a river every year the week before midsummer. Alva also plants trees and flowers, trying to turn Malmö into a forest and simultaneusly working to re-establish Hultarp as a center of high-culture, (its close to Søsdala).
Love Kjellsson – vocals & fiddle – homepage
Grew up in the hilly landscapes of the apple kingdoms in eastern Scania. Love is a true renaissance man with equal passion for poetry, frogs, flowers, performance art, political dramaturgy and traditional music. He can easily be blown away by the winds of history but spends most of the year travelling with the circus. Taught to play fiddle by his mother. Studied secrets of the performance arts in the capital of Sweden.