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Vóden. David Sévérac. Marguerite Lersteau. Musiques de Scandinavie et des Balkans. Nyckelharpa, vielle à roue, chant, kaval.

Based in Brittany,in France, Vóden brings together Marguerite Lersteau on the nyckelharpa and David Sévérac on the hurdy-gurdy.

Their duo - sensitive and explosive - performs a traditional and composed repertoire, in line with their Scandinavian and Balkan influences, through two ancient and often little-known instruments, with added touches of song and kaval flute.

Sounding like one entity, sometimes like a thousand, the illusion is given by the melodies and chords that intertwine around all their strings, sometimes gently and sometimes with great energy.

From Sweden to Turkey, from polska to kopanitsa, they give us the opportunity to listen to their common attraction for the exploration of popular music and the search for rhythm.

Marguerite Lersteau: Nyckelharpa, singing

David Sévérac: Hurdy-Gurdy , kaval flute from Bulgaria and Anatolia.

New 2024 creation in preparation

Vóden is currently working on a new repertoire for his forthcoming creation Périphérie of which the release is planned 6 December 2024 at the Auditorium Lacoustik in Bédée (35). 

With their new creation Périphérie, the duo are breaking away from purely traditional music to explore his own compositions and free arrangements of melodies from Sweden and Bulgaria. Developing the expressivity and nuance of the drones, the research into timbre and the addition of effects textures the sound of ancient instruments, creating an aesthetic on the verge of jazz, rock and folk-trance. Vóden offers us a spellbinding voice and music that touches the heart and the body.

Marguerite Lersteau: Nyckelharpa, Singing, Shruti box, Sound objects, Effects, Composition
David Sévérac: Electroacoustic and electric hurdy-gurdy, Bulgarian kaval flutes, Gaida, Choir, Effects, Composition

Anza Le Gac: Sound and lighting technician
Faustine Deville: Lighting design
Stage direction: Anne Pia
Production: Simya Productions

Creative residency from 21 to 24 May 2024 at the Auditorium Lacoustik in Bédée (35)

Creative residency from 2 to 5 September with a final concert at Espace Beausoleil, Pont Péan (35)

Video shoot from 16 to 17 October at Amzer Nevez - Ploemeur (56)

First performance on 6 December at Auditorium Lacoustik - Bédée (35)

Vóden- Création Périphérie 2024

New clip 2023


Kling Klang is a traditional Finnish pastoral ballad translated and sung in swedish. The accompanying melody is a composition by Marguerite Lersteau, arranged by Vóden.

Video production by Rg d'Angers.

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First album "Polskanitsa"

Vóden. David Sévérac. Marguerite Lersteau. Musiques de Scandinavie et des Balkans. Nyckelharpa, vielle à roue, chant, kaval. Vóden - Album Polskanitsa 2021

To order it with a payment by cheque, send us an email to voden[at] indicating your name, first name, postal address and the number of albums you would like. We will tell you how to send us your payment.

The album is 15€ + 3€ shipping costs (for France, 6€ for the rest of the world)

For online payment please visit our Bandcamp, vous trouverez également la possibilité d’obtenir Polskanitsa  for download.
Listen to extracts from Polskanitsa here

Vóden in the press

The fanzine La Voix des Sirènes offers us a nice review of the album Polskanitsa in their latest issue (No. 13, published in January 2022).

Since 2009, "la Voix des Sirènes" has published an annual eponymous fanzine accompanied by a CD. The fanzine, A5 format, around 70 pages, silk-screened cover, printed in 200 copies (130 since 2019) explores and questions our relationship to the world of music without limitation of genre or modus operandi, through reflections, interviews and portraits of artists, collectives, or independent.

Vóden. David Sévérac. Marguerite Lersteau. Musiques de Scandinavie et des Balkans. Nyckelharpa, vielle à roue, chant, kaval. La Voix des Sirènes.

Vóden on the radio

After a presentation of the album Polskanitsa in its broadcasts No. 1823 and 1825, the programme Folk à Lier - a traditional music magazine broadcast on Radio Libertaire - received Vóden for a live interview on Sunday 27 February 2022:

Vóden was a guest on Monday, December 13, 2021 at the microphone of the program Chemins de Terre on Radio Rennes and Radio Evasion:



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