Worlds First Whisky Symphony
The arctic composer, Alexander Aarøen Pedersen, was inspired by the stories related to the “Bivrost brand” and decided to compose a symphony. Bivrost is how the Norse mythology explains the Aurora Borealis, and how it functions as a magical bridge between the mortal world and Asgard, the world of the Norse gods.
The symphony tells a story of a young Viking’s journey from a desolate little town in Northern Norway, to the mighty realm of Asgard and his final battle during Ragnarok. The road is long, and his soul has to dance three times before he can rest. During the journey he faces the fierce gods of Norse mythology and ventures over the northern light bridge, “Bivrost”.
Pedersen worked on the symphony for over 2 years. In addition to being the inspiration, Aurora Spirit Distillery sponsored parts of the development and recording, which was done with Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra in the arctic city of Tromsø, Norway. Pedersen has conducted and recorded self-composed music in Los Angeles, where he has also been an apprentice to the famous composer Richard Bellis (Disney, Stephen King’s IT).
The symphony is about 45 minutes and consists of 8 different musical pieces. The musical is available on Apple Music and Spotify. You can watch the full Bivrost Symphony On YouTube