Katariin Raska & Christian Meaas Svendsen
Katariin Raska and Christian Meaas Svendsen have known each other for many years. They met in Oslo in 2012 and soon started working together in Katariin’s band ÄIO. Their duo music is an abstract reminiscent of that music: folkish, primal, experimental, organic and timeless.
Katariin Raska (b. 1986) is from Estonia and plays a variety of instruments: soprano saxophone, jew’s harp and the Estonian bagpipe (torupill). She teaches folk music at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and is active in several folk music groups in Estonia.
Christian Meaas Svendsen (b. 1988) is a Norwegian double bass player known from bands such as Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, Mopti and Duplex. He leads his own band Nakama and is the manager of Nakama Records.