Fri 11 September 19:30
Sat 12 September 18:30
Sun 13 September 18:30
Scene 2, The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Ultima – Oslo Contemporary Music Festival
Henrik Hellstenius: Ørets teater: om naturen (WP)
Classical works by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann and Edvard Grieg meet contemporary works by Henrik Hellstenius, Salvatore Sciarrino, the Norwegian-French quartet Dans les arbres, and improvisations in Ørets teater: om naturen. A collaboration between composer Henrik Hellstenius, instructor and dramaturg Kai Johnsen and video artist Boya Bøckman.
Nature – the romantic, the tedious, the unpredictable, the tiny, the vast, the dangerous and cruel; the underlying idea for the performance is to use nature as material for a concert of music, texts and video. Nature is form, motion and sound. Sounds that change during the course of the day and the seasons of the year. Or could it be that the days and the seasons transform the sounds of nature, just as they also transform the sounds of people?
The solo vocalists are Njål Sparboe, Silje Aker Johnsen and Stine Janvin Motland.
Ørets teater: om naturen is a continuation of Henrik Hellstenius’ four-concert series performed at the Bergen International Festival in 2011.
Dans les arbres
Soloists: Njål Sparbo, Silje Aker Johnsen, Stine Janvin Motland
Conductor: Andrea Pestalozza
Concept: Henrik Hellstenius
Dramaturgy: Kai Johnsen
Video: Boya Bøckman