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Blodhov

’Across the sky crept the darkness, full of fangs…’ With its origins in the macho world of the Nordic gods the Point Music Festival’s second world première delivers a loaded chamber music drama.

Blodhov

’Across the sky crept the darkness, full of fangs…’ With its origins in the macho world of the Nordic gods the Point Music Festival’s second world première delivers a loaded chamber music drama.

’Across the sky crept the darkness, full of fangs…’ Sometimes, only a handful of words are needed to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Singer Lena Willemark and Ensemble Recherche deliver loaded chamber music drama with the festival’s second world première, Blodhov (Blood Hoof).

The poetry suite, written by Icelander Gerdur Kristný, has its origins in the macho world of the Nordic gods. But here, Kristný and composer Karin Rehnqvist turn the perspective around. How do the women of  the story see things, and in what way is that valid today?

The singer Lena Willemark from Älvdalen is a central figure in Swedish folk music. Her musical curiosity leads to musical meetings over the genre boundaries – such as the meeting with classical music in Blodhov. Here is a sneak peek from the creation of the piece:

The text of Blodhov by Gerdur Kristný has been translated into Swedish by John Swedenmark, and processed by Karin Rehnqvist and Svante Grogarn.

A part of Point Music Festival

Throughout Point Music Festival 23-26 May, the Gothenburg Concert Hall will be transformed. With sound, lighting and design, we’ll create an atmosphere where anything can happen. An atmosphere where music, dance, performing art and other art forms meet in new, unexpected ways, sweeping the audience into an adventure. Buy the festival pass that suits you the best or pick your favourite performances!

Blodhov is included in following festival passes: Point Pass, Friday Pass

Point Music Festival is conducted with the support of the Sten A Olsson foundation for Research and Culture.

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Programme


Staud Wheat, not oats, dear. I'm afraid.
11 min


Rehnqvist Blodhov


Participants


Ensemble Recherche


Lena Willemark vocalist


Svante Grogarn director


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