Recording Trips in the 1960’s
During the 1960‘s, Matts Arnberg continued with recording trips within the framework of the music department’s regular budget. Härjedalen, Hälsingland and Östergötland in 1960, Västmanland and Skåne in1961, Åland and southern Sameland in 1962, Ångermanland in 1963 and several trips to Dalarna in 1964 may, among others, be named.
From 1962 Arnberg also acted as an expert and konsultant for folk music programmes on the TV. He co-operated with the TV producer Lars Egler, and they did a number of film expeditions together. One example is a longer expedition in 1963 in which they documented both herding calls and polska traditions. The polska dances were filmed in Dalarna, Jämtland, Härjedalen and Hälsingland.
Some of the great traditional singers were also shown: Lena Larsson, Ulrika Lindholm (in 1963), Karin Sikström (1964) and Svea Jansson (1969). A unique documentation also took place in 1964: a TV documentary showed how a wooden flute is made.
These film expeditions may be regarded as a follow-up to the earlier sound recordings for radio. Towards the end of the 1960’s, Matts Arnberg went further abroad and made ethnomusical TV productions in Israel, India and Jamaica.
Härjedalen and Hälsingland 1960