Case Study with Einar Selvik (Wardruna): Vikings TV Series & Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Wednesday, May 19th: 10:30 – 11:15h

In this interview Einar Selvik, will tell his experience of working both with History Channel’s TV series VIKINGS and composing music for a video game. 

About Einar Selvik:

Einar Selvik is a Norwegian composer, main musician and founder of the Norwegian musical constellation Wardruna, a project renowned for their innovative and genre-creating renditions of older Nordic traditions. By using the oldest Nordic instruments, poetry and poetic metres in a contemporary soundscape, Einar has managed to merge the scholarly with the pop-cultural and given a new voice to old thoughts, tools and techniques, reaching an audience world-wide and beyond limitations of musical genres. Einar and Wardruna have contributed extensively on the soundtrack and music for History Channel’s TV series VIKINGS and Einar was also one of the three composers responsible for creating the critically acclaimed soundtrack to Ubisoft´s new flagship video games, Assassins Creed Valhalla, released in 2020.

In 2020 Einar was awarded the EGIL STORBEKKEN’S MUSIC PRIZE 2020. The prize is a national honorary award that was created in memory of the Norwegian musician, composer and cultural bearer Egil Storbekken. It can be given to people who have made an extraordinary effort in various works with Norwegian folk music, and especially the older folk instruments.