18 – 21 October 2018

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20 October Macedonian Opera and Ballet, 21:00 MOB, 21:00


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Composed by: Helge Sten and Ståle Storløkken for Trondheim Voices

Singers: Sissel Vera Pettersen (artistic director), Anita Kaasbøll, Tone Åse, Kari Eskild Havenstrøm, Natali Abrahamsen Garner, Heidi Skjerve, Torunn Sævik, Ingrid Lode

Light design: Ingunn Fjellang Sæther

Sound design: Ingar Hunskaar

Trondheim Voices is a groundbreaking Norwegian ensemble of improvising vocalists, constantly challenging and changing the framework for how a vocal ensemble can produce sound art. Since 2001, they have made solid statements as developers within vocal and improvised music, expanding the traditional concert format, searching for new music in the interaction between the singers, the audience, the surroundings and new technology. Each singer’s individuality, and her timbre combined with the other voices, are in focus, resulting in a unique quality to the groups collective tone. Through their many collaborations with cutting edge composers and stage artists, and especially through their collaboration with sound designer Asle Karstad and visual artist Ann-Cathrin Hertling, Trondheim Voices has reached a whole new level of improvising, with both music, movement, new technology, space, and time. The subtle interaction between the singers, the sound-designer, the audience, and the moment, is their point of navigation - making new music through listening and letting go. Helge Sten and Ståle Storløkken's work Folklore explores the distance between acoustic and electronic sound, harmonic and microtonal music, the known and unknown.