About This Show
X is a young woman in the future Arctic. What food will X eat in fifty years? How might X’s world be shaped by our actions today? Join the hello X creative team as they talk to scientists and other special guests about the evolving role of humans in the ecosystems of spaceship Earth, especially in the High North. These monthly discussions inspire and inform the development of new short fiction about the many potential lives of X.
hello X is a participatory story laboratory based in Tromsø, Northern Norway. Listeners are invited to contribute to the stories online at www.helloX.me.
In season one, Ice-9 asks: How might human behavior today impact Arctic ecological food webs and food culture for X in 2068?
hello X episodes will be released every month, with some bonus episodes for Norwegian speakers.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
A joik for the future
Which songs or joiks will X sing in 50 years? Which songs or joiks will we have forgotten?In this bonus episode of the hello X podcast you will meet Elina Waage Mikalsen, Katarina Barruk and Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson, three artists from Norway and Sweden. The Ice-9 team met Elina, Katarina and Marja in 2016 during Riddu Riđđu, a festival that focus on building pride and awareness about indigenous groups like Samis, an indigenous people who traditionally have lived in the Northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. The festival takes place in Manndalen, in Northern Norway, a place where many have roots in Sami culture. Both Elina, Katarina and Marja have at one point in time been given the title «the artist of the year», at Riddu Riđđu. In 2016 they participated in Riddu Sessions, where they made new songs and joiks for the festival. The three artists share with us thoughts about their causes, music, memories with their grandparents, identity, language and joiking...thoughts about the past, the present and the future.Take a look at Katarina Barruk’s message to X in Ume sami (a language spoken by only a few people in the world). The music that you hear in the episode is made or sung/joiked by Elina, Katarina and Marja, from their work in Riddu Sessions, with producer/artist Peder Niilas Tårnesvik and the mentors Sara Marielle Gaup and Ole Jørn Myklebust. You can find information about Riddu Sessions here: http://riddu.no/nb/program/riddu-sessionsSome of the songs and/or joiks are from the artists’ solo projects, and some are traditional joiks that they have been found in archives in Norway and Sweden. The songs and joiks in order as they appear in the epsisode: (Our intro melody by Metatag)The newborn calf, yoiked by Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson.Extract from the Riddu Riđđu-song that were made during Riddu Session. In the extract you hear Elina Waage Mikalsen sing. Extract from song written by Elina Waage Mikalsen, performed by Elina, Marja and Katarina.Extract from the Riddu Riddu song, made during Riddu Sessions. In the extract you hear Katarina Barruk and Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson sing and yoik. The big mountain-yoik from Tärnaby, yoiked by Marja and KatarinaUbmejeiednuo (or the Ume river) youk from Storuman in North of Sweden fra Storuman kommune i Nord-Sverige, joiket av Marja og Katarina.The Butterfly, by Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson, performed by Elina and Katarina.Riddu Riđđu 25 year jubileum yoik by Elina, Katarina, and MarjaRiddu Riđđu-song, by Elina, Katarina and MarjaYou can find information about the artists here:Marja Helena Fjellheim Mortensson: http://www.marjamortensson.noKatarina Barruk: @katarinabarrukmusicpageElina Waage Mikalsen: https://kreativenord.no/actor/elina-waage-mikalsen/ , https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/blood-forest-family/1194089282The Riddu Riđđu festival web page: http://riddu.no/nbTo learn more about Sami culture and history, go to https://www.theguardian.com/music/2007/jan/21/folk.features1Read more »