Doors open: 20:00
Info: The performance begins promptly, it will not be possible to enter the hall after the event starts.
Tonight’s concert is an extraordinary opportunity to experience a interdisciplinary symbiosis of music, poetry and sound art interwoven with scenography and light design.
The poetry of the "father of modernism" Charles Baudelaire creates powerful images that touch the essentials of life and death. Through his many illustrations for the poem, Edvard Munch gave his own interpretation to Baudelaire's Les Fleurs de mal (1857). Illustrations that have become an integral part of tonight’s scenography. Inspired by them both, Susanna has created gripping music with catchy melodies and exquisite sounds, performed for the first time tonight together with the contemporary ensemble Oslo Sinfonietta. It is raw and brutal side by side with the beautiful and expressive.
Susanna’s voice and music have captivated 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.
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.
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
Text by Charles Baudelaire, translated by Anthony Mortimer/Alma Publishing
Arrangements by Jarle Storløkken and Jan Martin Smørdal
Photo Martin Rustad Johansen