The music is *here* now!
I have been working on the music, narrative and ideology for the chamber opera for a very, very long time and it is an absolutely great feeling to have the music ‘ready’ in my mind and spirit now – this is always a very special time for me in the process of composing each work, when the dots have been connected and the gaps have been filled – I am currently in the process of finishing writing the notation out and will be editing the music in the coming months – but the music is "here" and it is a great feeling to have its resonance in my spirit.
The music is currently finding its way from the hand-written pages to the software...
There will be an hour and ten minutes of music and I am extremely excited to have the music come to life this fall through all the wonderful performers and to see how it will find its way to the stage in collaboration with director Thorleifur Orn Arnarson and stage designer Anna Rún Tryggvadottir!
The work will be premiered at Theatre Trier in September, followed by performances at Ultima Oslo and other places. It is very exiting to have the amazing cast determined, which are the following: Melis Jaatinen mezzo soprano, Sofia Jernberg singer, Joa Helgesson baritone, Miké Thomsen actor, Tinna Thorsteinsdottir pianist and Bit20 Ensemble. The CAPUT Ensemble is also involved. The work is commissioned and produced by Far North.