Satyricon & Munch
The Norwegian band Satyricon was formed in 1991 and is today one of the world’s most famous black metal bands. They have produced work straddling many genres throughout their career and collaborated with well-known artists and ensembles such as Anja Garbarek, Trondheimsolistene, and The Norwegian National Opera Chorus. Now you can experience the band in relation to Norway’s most famous artist – Edvard Munch – in one of MUNCH’s most spectacular halls.
Satyricon’s specially written music meets a selection of paintings and graphics by Munch. The result is a monumental and at the same time intimate experience that captures your senses the minute you step into the hall. The selected works of art draw on existential themes, but also rhythms and waves, which are features we recognise from the world of music. The intersection of Munch’s expressive motifs and Satyricon’s baseline-heavy music creates room for thought and reflection that goes beyond the realm of black metal alone. Just like Munch, Satyricon’s approach is open and inquisitive, constantly evolving. The exhibition’s music carries Satyricon’s unmistakable signature yet breaks away from anything they’ve previously created through its format, length, and expression.
A book with photographer Morten Andersen will also be published in connection with the exhibition, the book can be preordered here.
From the exhibition
The exhibition concept has been developed in a collaboration between MUNCH and Satyricon.
Curator: Trine Otte Bak Nielsen
Concept Developer Learning: Christin Fonn Tømte
Project Managers: Charlotte Bouchard-Lafond, Maria Fonneløp
Text Editor: Hanna Hille Stoltenberg
Registrar: Charlotte Bouchard-Lafond
Head of Marketing: Tone Brunner
Technical Manager: Lasse A. Baklien
Technical Producer: Benny André Lund
Chief Light Technician: Tara Sofie Fox
Light Design: Tara Sofie Fox, Gunnva Meinseth
Sound technician:Michael Hartung, Erik Ljunggren, Eivind Sten Johnsen
Art Technician Management: Timothy Brignall
Art Technicians: Tomas Einarsson, Lina Norell, Eskil Bast
Painting Conservator: Mie Mustad
Paper Conservator: Emma Chan
Security: Marie Kristine Skorstad
Design & Architecture
Exhibition Architect: manthey kula