Aurom is a vocal trio that makes music inspired by both minimalistic melodies that are quiet and soft and by the intensely expressive. By combining their different vocal backgrounds, Aurom uses a powerful combination of folksongs, improvisation and new pieces as the basis for their music. The three voices create harmonies and timbres that move the listener with lyrics that are inspired by the complexities of life both past and present.
The trio consists of Guro Utne Salvesen, a versatile singer from Rogaland with a masters in folk singing in contemporary music, Ingebjørg Lognvik Reinholdt from Telemark, a traditional singer with a special love for the variety of voices in her tradition, and Malin Alander from Sogn og Fjordane, a folk singer in the tradition of Unni Løvlid who is also a strong composer and improviser.
Aurom was formed autumn 2017 when the three singers were given the task to create a concert where folk song and tonality were the focus, and the three soon discovered they shared a curiosity for the same musical elements. This collaborative concert resulted in a trio who explores timbres, dynamics, improvisation, and the expressive power of the human voice all with the purpose of describing the things in life that can`t be described with words alone.
The trio released their first album in April 2021, called “Utan å dirre” (“without trembling”) on NyeNor. In 2022, they are toured with a new concert, “O svage Sind” (Oh, weak mind”) showcasing their contemporary compositions that included traditional music woven with musical contributions from composer Agnes Ida Pettersen and lyrical contributions from writer Agnes Ravatn.