(yep, like a stilt belonging to a troll) composes and performs
new music inspired by the folk traditions of Norway and America.
of Dan Trueman (Hardanger and electric fiddles) and Monica Mugan
(Classical and steel-string guitars), this duo derives its name
from a traditional tuning used by Hardanger fiddlers, also known
as the "Devil's Tuning." Trollstilt's original compositions are
un-notated, co-composed, and often open form, involving improvisation.
our first CD!
in 1997, Trollstilt has performed widely (in concert and on
radio) in the United States and in Norway, and has been featured
on both contemporary art and folk festivals, including the Bang-on-a-Can Marathon, Den
Norske Folkemusikkveka, and the Chamber Music America National
Conference in NYC; their performances in Norway have been supported
by the Arts
International "Fund for US Artists."
Trollstilt has recently expanded and become QQQ; check out our preliminary website.
resolution scans for press:
trollstilt (dan bigelow,
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dan (dan bigelow, photo
dan2 (dan bigelow,
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monica (dan bigelow, photo