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FROM HEART TO HEART

The Norwegian singer-songwriter Arvid Pettersen has recorded 10 albums, he has written about 250 songs, and his music videos and concerts have been broadcasted through radio and television to more than 50 nations. About 2500 LIVE prformances in 18 countries have made his name known on all continents.

Arvids music is known by the special atmosphere, and a sacred presence. He sais: “I am personally deeply inspired by The Spirit of God, and His Word, that’s why my albums and concerts possess the same inspiration”. Arvid’s desire to bring faith, hope and love is very evident. His commitment to charity goes hand-in-hand with his music, and as an ambassador for Compassion International he is a part of  a ministry that helps 1,3 million children.

The sound of Arvid´s music varies from the massive and powerful to the very soft and sensitive. It has always an acoustic and "true" expression. This genuine signature is also remarkable in his lyrics. His obvious disesteem towards lyrical and musical clichés results in personal and very authentic songs. Arvids piano performances are known as characteristic and very affectional. He often mentions his dependency of the spiritual inspiration “in the moment" as he performs, and he is concerned about God´s healing power in music and worship.

Arvid Pettersen has performed in a variety of places. From the Parliament buildings in Brussels, Bucharest, and Oslo, significant churches and concert halls in USA, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Romania, Armenia, Macedonia, Russia, Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, etc, to small gatherings in children’s homes, soup stations and children´s camps. His audience consists of all kinds of people. From top political leaders and members of royal families to prisoners, homeless people and poor children. Arvid, and his wife Rani are common faces in Scandinavian Christian TV shows.

By using the language of music to encourage, inspire and comfort people, Arvid has become an appreciated missionary of hope. He asserts that music has got to be passionate, and it has to flow, as he sais, from heart to heart.

"SMERTELINDRENDE MUSIKK"

Da den norske pastoren Runar Wold var på en misjonsreise til Camiguen på Filippinene i april ble han vitne til bruken av et nytt tilfelle av Pettersens “lindrende” musikk. Befolkningen på øya fikk tilbud om sterkt trengende tannlegehjelp, og bakgrunnsmuisikken var også her en av Pettersens CD-plater. Den sto på “repeat” hele dagen for å bidra til en atmosfære av legedom og ro, ifølge “See And Sun Ministries International.”

HOW GREAT THOU ART!

Vi fikk denne tilbakemeldingen fra en kvinne: På en av de store fødeavdelingene i Sverige blir Arvid Pettersens CD “How Great Thou Art” fast spilt som bakgrunnsmusikk ved fødsler, dersom ikke moren har med annen musikk. Bakgrunnen er at en svensk fødselslege fikk høre CD-en under en fødsel i Norge. Han ble så begeistret over atmosfæren i musikken at han fikk med seg CD-en til Sverige. Han var øverste ansvarlig på den svenske klinikken, og dermed ble dette lagt inn som fast rutine. 

På et sykehus i Telemark ble den samme CD-en i følge en besøkende brukt i “den andre enden” av livet i fjor høst. En eldre mann lyttet på den i sine siste timer før han døde, fredfullt og trygt.

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