Maja S. K. Ratkje with Trondheim Voices: Ekkokammer 2.0

Vocal/choral
Dance/Theatre/Opera
Tuesday, September 13th
Private lives of professional singers brought out in the open

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.

Trondheim Voices:
Anita KaasbøllKari
Eskild Havenstrøm
Ingrid Lode
Torunn Sævik
Heidi Skjerve
Tone Åse
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

Maja S. K. Ratkje with Trondheim Voices: Ekkokammer 2.0

Kulturkirken Jakob 9:00 PM

Ticket 200/100,-