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Sat, Mar 16




Catchy melodies and exquisite sounds intertwine when Susanna sings the poetry of Baudelaire, backed by contemporary music ensemble Oslo Sinfonietta. Welcome to a premiere of new music, and a new collaboration.


Time & Location

Mar 16, 2024, 8:30 PM

MUNCH, Edvard Munchs Plass 1, 0890 Oslo, Norge

About the Event

Doors open: 20:00 Start: 20:30 Info: The performance begins promptly, it will not be possible to enter the hall after the event starts.

«With «Baudelaire & Orchestra», Susanna Wallumrød cements her position as one of our foremost composers, singers and sound-painting poets, bridging the gaps between popular music, rock, pop and contemporary music.» 6/6 Dagsavisen  

Susanna’s voice and music have enchanted listeners and critics alike for 20 years, since her debut album Susanna and the Magical Orchestra (2004). She is known for her exploratory nature and for being intrepid and uncompromising when it comes to her music.    Les Fleurs de mal (1857) from the poet and «father of modernism», Charles Baudelaire, has fascinated her for a long time. The result of this fascination is haunting music. Baudelaire used vivid and visceral imagery conveying the essentials of life and death, in many ways similar to what Edvard Munch did in his visual art. Was Munch inspired by Baudelaire? Both show the raw and the brutal, side by side with beauty and expressiveness.    

In this project, Susanna takes her music one step further, in collaboration with the world-renowned Oslo Sinfonietta, led by conductor Christian Eggen. Jarle Storløkken and Jan Martin Smørdal have created new arrangements of Susanna’s music for her and the ensemble. Joining Susanna on stage is cassette-magician Stina Stjern, whose unique sound-world adds textures and a sense of strangeness to the concert. Thale Kvam Olsen has created gigantic textiled panels, while Gard Gitlestad is responsible for the light design.    

This concert in the Festsal will be a one-of-a-kind occasion. You will experience a multi-medial symbiosis of music, poetry and sound art, framed by scenography and light design.  The subterranean meets the transcendent at MUNCH on March 16. 2024, as Susanna and Oslo Sinfonietta premiere their new collaboration.  

Susanna Wallumrød - vocals 

Stina Stjern - cassette players and effects 

Oslo Sinfonietta - orchestra 

Christian Eggen - conductor 

Gard Gitlestad - light design 

Thale Kvam Olsen - scenography 

Ingar Hunskaar – spound design

Music by Susanna Wallumrød and Stina Moltu

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