Ekkokammer is a staged piece directed and composed by Maja S.K. Ratkje for Trondheim Voices. Since 2014 Ratkje has been collaborating with the avant-garde vocal ensemble on a work in progress called Ekkokammer (Echo Chamber). This has resulted in two versions to date. Ekkokammer 2.0 investigates what it means to be a singer and questions what it means to physically possess a voice and who has control over what it expresses.
With texts based on the personal and subjective experiences of the individual singers in Trondheim Voices, the piece highlights the choices that shape professional vocalists’ lives. Every word is taken from transcripts of interviews made with the singers in private.
Performed in Norwegian.
Concept, direction, screenplay and composition: Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje
Music: Maja S. K. Ratkje / Trondheim Voices, Moonlight Shadow by Mike Oldfield, Searching by Mia Marlen Berg, Bruremarsj fra Gudbrandsdalen (trad.) arranged by Øistein Sommerfeldt, Working on a building (trad.) and quotes.
Sissel Vera Pettersen
Mia Marlen Berg
Artistic director for Trondheim Voices: Siri Gjære
Sound: Asle Karstad
Light design: Ingrid Schanke Høsøien
Light: Oscar Udbye
Producer: Carl Martin Faurby