Sing the Body electric! & Electric Body Songs

SING THE BODY ELECTRIC!

 

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A CORPORATORIO

Sing the body Electric! is new work that celebrates the human capacity to change her conditions and envision a new world with poetry and music. In seven embodied songs, four opera-singers perform new music with custom- built technology in a space charged with voices and with musical wires strung from floor to ceiling.

The work is a cross-over between opera, oratorio and choreography - where movement of bodies creates music, sound, space and visual scenography.

-Energy is Eternal Delight! - the words by 18c poet William Blake are sung in KTH ́s abandoned reactor hall R1, and are given new artistic interpretation in our environmentally vulnerable and technologically conditioned age.

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This is a new work developed at the University College of Opera in Stockholm by Carl Unander- Scharin and Åsa Unander-Scharin in close cooperation with the students at the Extended Opera Course and Ludvig Elblaus. The work is an embodied opera, a corporatorio, where music, voice, body, movement and space concur in the performance.

Textbook based on texts by: Albert Einstein The world as I see it, Walt Whitman’s I Sing the body Electric! and poems by William Blake

Singers: Lisa Gustafsson, soprano, Alexandra Zetterström Büchel, soprano, Maria Sanner Konvicka, alt, Staffan Liljas, bass baritone (students from Extended Opera/ University College of Opera in Stockholm)

Emerging technologies, developed for and through the operatic artwork (Throat IV, the ScenOchSinneSensor, The Midi-Harp, The Virtual Viola da Gamba, and The Charged Room) Music and textual compilation: Carl Unander-Scharin

Stage direction: Åsa Unander-Scharin

Technology development: Ludvig Elblaus, Carl UnanderScharin, Åsa UnanderScharin

Costume: Mats Lindberg

Set designer: Martin Hamberg (student at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts)

Light and videodesign: Elin Holmberg Klasén och Martin Hamberg ((student at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts)

Were: The Reactor Hall R1, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

When: May 30 at 18.00, May 31 at 18.00, June 1 at 14.00 and 18.00, June 2 at 14.00 Admission free, book your ticket at: biljett@operahogskolan.se

Sing the Body Electric! is also shown at the Biennial in Jönköping May 23-24 and on tour to South Africa June 13- 15.

 

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