Earlier that day is the soundtrack to a big city crime novel, written for 8 voices and digital sounds. The work is composed by Catharina Stoltenberg and Henriette Motzfeldt, aka the electronic duo Smerz. The piece is written by Smerz for the vocal ensemble GAEA. The work receives its world premiere at MUNCH.
Motzfeldt and Stoltenberg work together as composers, producers and artists. Their debut album Believer, released on XL Recordings in 2021, was a crossover of experimental electronic music, pop and contemporary composition.
The music Smerz has created for Earlier That Day ranges from humorous and playful classical caricatures, to elements of contemporary club music. The singers explore tension and suspicion in the kind of atmosphere familiar from the resolution scene of a classic detective story. The borderline between reality and fantasy dissolves.
21:00-21:35: Bow, Skjold Rambow & CTM
21:50-22:25: Tidligere den dagen, Smerz & GAEA