Paperbird"(****) is violinist Livet Nord's invitation to step into a magical mysterious world [...] irresistible.”
– 4/5 Fiona Talkington, Songlines (May 2023) about Paperbird

"...from the very first moment it was clear that there was something extraordinary about Livet Nord’s signature blend of folk, roots, and chamber music (...) The music is melodic, captivating, lovely. Making this encounter with Livet Nord mind-blowing."
– Ivan Rod (Sept. 2023) about Paperbird

"Music that reaches an esoteric dimension, spellbinding us in the manner of fairies dancing in nature […]
Eleven strong and sublime tracks make "Paperbird" a tour de force of poetry in motion.” 
Micheles Kindh, Blaskans vänner (May 16, 2023) about Paperbird



Livet Nord

Livet Nord is an esteemed freelance musician, producer, project manager, concert organizer and violin pedagogue based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Since 1996 she has worked as a musician in a variety of formations and projects and toured throughout the world. She also creates international cultural exchange projects between Sweden and other countries. You will even find her playing the violin at over 50 phonograms and be running the record label Kakafon Records wich has released some of Swedens' most prominent artists and groups within Swedish folk/world music and poetry.

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"Artist Of The Year" - Livet Nord At the Swedish Folk & World Music Gala at Berwaldhallen i Stockholm in 2015 Livet Nord recieved one of the finest awards, Artist Of The Year.

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Music: Livet Nord | Poetry: Stig Dagerman | Video Art: Johannes Winkler | Artwork: Susanna Haverinen
Recording and mixing: Johannes Lundberg, Studio Epidemin, Gothenburg 2015
Mastering: Hans Olsson, Svenska Grammofonstudion, Gothenburg 2023
MUusicians: Livet Nord - Sång och violinquinton | Lisa Långbacka - Dragspel och flygel | Johanna Dahl - Cello



"Her burning passion for her craft injects the folk genre with energy, creativity, and joy.”

Album release 19th of may:  P A P E R B I R D

Livet Nord is dropping her first solo album Paperbird, brimming with musical influences from all over the globe and backed up by 19 prominent musicians. The compositions certainly reflect aspects from Livet’s eclectic musical background, her inquiring mind and penchant for accommodating various styles and expressions.  The melancholy polska ”Solace” is shoulder to shoulder with energetic minimalism, a lush landscape of strings, buoyant party music in, and a sparkling circus waltz with all the trimmings.