New release 20th of September

Please order here: https://kvenkultur.no/butikk/merimies-muistelee-a-sailor-recounts/

Merimies muistelee is a collection of central lyrical texts with a thematic context. The poems are often about traveling away and returning home, where a journey takes on a symbolic meaning. Belonging to one’s own culture and home region has a great thematic significance.

The new edition consists of a book of poems / photos and a CD. The book is 66 pages and contains text in Norwegian and English in addition to Kven language, and is adorned with exciting photographs by Oddleiv Apneseth. The CD is an audiobook (80 min.) with original sound by Alf Nilsen Børsskog’s own reading, this time put together with soundscape and music composed by jazz artist Arve Henriksen.

The musicians Catalina Vicens (organetto) Anna Maria Friman (hard fiddle) Anders Jormin (double bass), Jan Heinke (steel cello, wind harp), Eivind Aarset (guitar), Jacob Heringman (lute), Arve Henriksen trumpet (voice and various instruments) contribute to this recording.

Recorded, mixed and produced by Arve Henriksen 2017-2020
The music is composed by Arve Henriksen in collaboration with the musicians on the phonogram.

Mastering: Helge Sten, Audio Virus Lab
Cover design: Rune Mortensen
Photo: Oddleiv Apneseth

Norwegian translations by Tove Raappana Reibo and Lasse Davidsen, Haltiin kväänisentteri – Halti kvenkultursenter IKS, 2021
Proofreading by Merethe Eidstø, Kainun institutti – Kvensk institutt, 2021
English translations by Andrew Smith

The new release was released in 2021 by Arve Music, in collaboration with Halti kvenkultursenter IKS.

Soon to be released


Additional musicians:
Anders Jormin           double bass track 4, 6, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17,
Jan Heinke                steelcello, windharp track 12, 14, 18, 
Catalina Vicens         organetto track 12, 17, 20
Jacob Heringman      renaissance lute track 12
Eivind Aarset             guitarloop track 3
Anna Maria Friman   hardanger fiddle track 6


Recorded, mixed and produced by Arve Henriksen 2017-2020
Composed by Arve Henriksen in collaboration with the musicians
Text read by Alf Nilsen-Børsskog and recorded by Lydarkitekten.no 
used with kind permission by Iđut


Mastering by Helge Sten Audio Virus Lab
Alf Nilsen-Børsskog´s poetry «Merimies muistelee» earlier released by Iđut (2015)
as poetry book and audio book ISBN 978-82-7601-233-0  
Coverdesign Rune Mortensen
Photos by Oddleiv Apneseth


Norwegian translations by Tove Reibo and Lasse Davidsen
Haltiin kväänisentteri – Halti kvenkultursenter IKS 2021
Proof reading by Merethe Eidstø Kainun institutti – Kvensk institutt 2021

English translations by Andrew Smith
     CD (80 minutes) Poetry and photobook (66 pages) 

AM006 2021

New release on Bandcamp

Towards Language Live at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm

Photo by Richard Wayne Hottell

“Towards Language Live at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm” with Arve Henriksen trumpets, vocal & electronics, Eivind Aarset guitars & electronics, Jan Bang live electronics & samples and Erik Honoré live electronics & synthesizer. Recorded by Christian Ulbrich in Frankfurt on the 18th of October 2019.

Kven People´s day

Celebrating the Kven People´s day, 16th of March.

Music from the upcoming record “Merimies Muistelee” to be released later this year. This promotion video is made for the opening of a new Kven museum in Vadsø, North of Norway. To be opened on the 26th of August 2021. Presenting the kven dancer Astrid Serine Hoel.

More info about “KVEN” : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kven_people

“Merimies Muistelee” is a record project supported by

Halti Kvenkultursenter IKS http://www.halti.no

Kommunal og moderniseringsdepartementet

Arve Maria Music AB