December 2022 Folkbildningsoperan John Swedenmark och Susanne Skog
OPENING DECEMBER 15
A TEXT-SOUND COMPOSITION by SUSANNE SKOG and JOHN SWEDENMARK
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CONCEPT AND TEXT EDITING John Swedenmark
RECORDING AND SOUND COMPOSITION Susanne Skog
PRODUCER AND PROJECT MANAGER Elisabeth Bredberg
Per Almgren, Cornelia Andersson, Lars Andersson, Elnaz Baghlanian, Magnus Berg, Christofer Bocker, Kjersti Bosdotter, Emil Boss, Elisabeth Bredberg, Maja Bronner, Magnus Bunnskog, Helena Collert, Marie Dahlin, Sebastian Dahlqvist, Clara Diesen, Emil Ekberg, Göran Eriksson, Ingela Espmark, Magnus Florin, Maria Fritzell, Cecilia Garme, Marie Gavois, Peter Gustavsson, Tom Floyd Halvarsson, Lydia Halvarsson, Per Hasselberg, Joa Helgesson, Annika Heyman, Harald Hultqvist, Olov Hyllienmark, Elof Hellström, Anneli Jordahl, John Kinell, Åke Larsson, Ida Linde, Klara Lindgren, Kari Løvaas, Ida Lundén, Jonas Modig, Calle Nathanson, Ivo Nilsson, Hannah Ohlén Järvinen, Grethe Rottböll, Susanne Skog, Petra Skogh, Marianne Steinsaphir, John Swedenmark, Per Sörberg, Erik Tängerstad, Jenny Teleman, Karin Tengby, Lisa Ullén, Agneta Wallin, Petra Werner, Jenny Wrangborg
PRODUCED BY RADIOART
with support from the Swedish Arts Council and the Helge Ax:son Johnsons Foundation
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Oktober 2022 Bryta bygd, röja väg, öppna berg David Vikgren Helena Persson
Söderköping's Poetry Festival
Saturday October 15, 2.30 pm
Bryta bygd, röja väg, öppna berg!
A text-sound composition by David Vikgren and Helena Persson
”Bryta byggd, röja väg, öppna berg!” hovers over a landscape of soundart, poetry and experimental music where the voice and lyricism of the poet David Vikgren meets the sonic world of sound artist Helena Persson.
Their mutual starting point - the book Materialvägensägen (Vikgren 2019) - will take them for a journey of space, non-space, industrialization and societal liquidation, where the sound piece gives voice to both lyrics and field recordings. The poetry, that through the book holds a strong character, here resigns from its superior position and opens up for a mutual understanding where voice, sounds and tonal world carries an equal role. Within this meeting unfolds an acoustic scenery of harmony and disharmony, frequencies and fluctuations.
David Vikgren Photo Lina Ikse
Helena Persson Photo Fredrik Bilén
September 2022 I lera och stål eller Hjortens vrede Le Collectif Wow
Of Mud and Steel -
beware the angry deer
by Florent Barat
Le Collectif Wow!
Dans La Boue Et l'Acier Ou La Colère Du Cerf
Of Mud and Steel - beware the angry deer
Opening the 19 of September
Radioart is honoured to host the Belgian theatre company Le Collectif Wow! and their production Of Mud ans Steel – beware the angry deer. The performance has gained international attention and critical acclaim and won first prize at the international radio drama festival Grand Prix Nova in Bucharest earlier this year. The play is written by Florent Barat and music and sound design by Sebastian Schmitz. The performance is in French but you can listen to it with English subtitles.
Listen with English subtitles
About the play
Peter is a construction worker, in his early thirties, living in the south of France. He has worked on construction sites 6 days a week for 15 years. He and Louise have been married for 2 years and have 2 young children. On Sundays, his only day off, he spends the day trying to build a peaceful and secure home for his family. It's the early 80s and Peter's life is about to change dramatically. At work, he will come up against the ever more liberal management strategies of his boss. At home, he is becoming increasingly jealous and possessive of his wife, who is growing bored with her monotonous life and dreams of adventure and new horizons. Of Mud and Steel - Beware the angry deer, tells the story of an imploding man and his exploding life.
Script – Florent Barat
Music and sound design – Sébastien Schmitz
Mixing - Michel Bystranowski
Direction – Florent Barat och Sébstien Schmitz
Émilie Praneuf (Louise)
Baptiste Toulemonde (Fernand / Chorus)
Arthur Oudar (Malik / Chorus)
Michele De Luca (Tito / Chorus)
Tom Barat (Alexandre)
Sébastien Schmitz (Chorus)
Florent Barat (Te Son / Peter / Chorus)
Florent Barat Photo: Julien Hayard
November 2021 Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights
RADIOART broadcasts live from Gothenburg House of Literature
Monday November 22, 7 pm
Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights
by Gertrude Stein
with The Rosehips
The Rosehips with Michele Collins, Anna Gustavsson and Georgia Wartel Collins examine the avantgarde novelist and playwright Gertrude Stein’s libretto Dr Faustus Lights the Lights from 1938. With voice, percussion, electronic sounds, double bass and Steins pioneering texts, they find clues and parallels to our contemporary world.
Michele Collins - vocals
Anna Gustavsson – percussion, syntheziser, vocals
Georgia Wartel Collins – double bass
Music composition – Anna Gustavsson
Concept and musical arrangements
– The Rosehips
Producer, director – Johan Petri
Sound consultant – Niklas Billström
Produced by RADIOART
“I do not care anything but to live well and go to hell.” Gertrude Stein
an essay by Magnus Florins on Doctor Faustus and Gertrude Stein
an interview with Michele Collins och Anna Gustavsson.
Oktober 2021 I en ljudande tillblivelse
A Resonance Becoming
by Sten Sandell
A video work by Sten Sandell based on August Strindberg's text New Art Forms! or Chance in artistic creation.
Produced by RADIOART and premiered on the
16 of October
Augusti 2021 Vad är vatten och vad svart
What is water and what is black
The pianist Kristine Scholz meets the poet Helga Krook
Krook reads from her collection of poems
Flod Blad Klänningar
Kristine Scholz plays music by Peter Hansen,
Hans Otte and John Cage
Introduction by the author and dramaturge
The performance is a co-production between Söderköping's poetry festival and RADIOART
Maj 2021 Väntans Svit
by Birgitta Lillpers and Lars Sandberg
Premiere May 9, 8 pm
Since her debut in 1982, Birgitta Lillpers has been regarded as one of the most prominent and influential Swedish poets.
She has received a number of literary prizes and in 2021
she got The Swedish Radio Poetry Prize.
In this performance, her own reading is interwoven with
specially composed music by Lars Sandberg,
performed by viola player Henrik Frendin.
Birgitta Lillpers – voice
Henrik Frendin – viola
Introduction to the performance by Magnus Florin.
The performance will be followed by a talk between the poets Helga Krook and Jenny Tunedal, moderated by Magnus Florin.
The original text comes from the book Propolis, Wahlström & Widstrand 1995
Music composed 1999 by Lars Sandberg
Produced by Johan Petri, Niklas Billström and Magnus Jacobsson
Photo: Cato Lein
Februari 2021 Glasmolnet av Susanne Skog
THE GLASS CLOUD
GLASMOLNET är ett hörspel som kretsar kring den isländska vulkanen Eyjafjallajökulls utbrott i april 2010. Händelsen orsakade ett tidigare aldrig skådat flygstopp som fick omfattande följder runt om i världen. Ljudmaterial av musikalisk och dokumentär art vävs samman med talade stämmor och formar hörseldiktning som belyser vår civilisations belägenhet.
What happens to an airplane that flies through a cloud of ash? The metal is blasted, the windows scratched to a milky film, the engine becomes encapsulated in black glass. It sounds like a piece made by the artist Anselm Kieffer. A teetering between different scales, different worlds, different kinds of matter. The particles from the volcano Eyjafjallajökull, in April 2010, consisted of extremely small razor-sharp grains of glass. Small, small particles of glass. When subjected to an experiment that resembled the same erosive, atmospheric conditions after the volcanic eruption, it was discovered after two weeks of uninterrupted friction, that the particles had not changed at all: they were just as sharp as before.
Susanne Skog’s radio play The Glass Cloud circumnavigates the eruption of the Icelandic volcano. Voices rise and fall, anecdotes and news reports merge with precise descriptions of lava, magma and ash. Here, an ancient Nature beyond our control, and a young earth where everything is suddenly still in motion, collides with the hyper-modern society and our human vulnerability. Words like glass, ash, lava, clouds, glacier, rise out of the collision and are reborn into a violent and poetic power. The continental plates move at the same speed as a person’s fingernails grow.
— Helga Krook
Saturday February 6, 8pm
Introduction by dramaturge
text, sound composition and production
Produced with support from
A multi-channel version of The Glass Cloud was premiered during Audiorama's radio play biennial Dramaton, Gothenburg, October 2020
The artist Susanne Skog
Nov 2020 Jag tänker valdsamt (I Think Fiercely)
i Think fiercely
I THINK FIERCELY is based on the American poet Alice Notley's poetry collection Certain Magical Acts from 2016 translated by Marie Silkeberg.
Actor Chatarina Larsson, and musicians Sten Sandell and Peter Söderberg
director: Johan Petri
music: Sten Sandell and Peter Söderberg
sound design: Niklas Billström
introduction: Magnus Florin
av Magnus Florin