SOUND / IN LIGHT - KRISTIN BOLSTAD
Voice: Eira Sjaastad Huse, Marika Schultze, Ingrid Stige, Kristin Bolstad
In collaboration with Ekeberkparken, VoxLAB presents sunset concert in Ekebergparken composed by Kristin Bolstad. The sound work SOUND / IN LIGHT is performed in James Turrell's magical light installation Ganzfeld in Ekebergparken. A unique and intimate experience where sound and light meet in a fascinating dialogue. SOUND / IN LIGHT, like Ganzfeld, is based on the Ganzfeld effect, which occurs when the brain is exposed to unstructured stimuli. In Turrell's light installation, the Ganzfeld effect is experienced visually and the concert seeks to create a similar effect with sound. The concert ends with the Sunset Session in James Turrell's other work in the park, Skyspace.
There are 15 tickets available for each concert, so get there early to secure your ticket!
Meet The Artists
Kristin Bolstad (1981) is a composer, vocalist and musician. Her music is often conceptual, and can be characterized by the use of improvisation, performative elements and humour. Bolstad has written several site-specific works, where the space and acoustics become an integral part of the work.
Mezzo-soprano Marika Schultze has a master's degree in opera from Oslo Academy of Arts, a combined bachelor's degree in classical singing and performance from Norges Musikhøgskole och Högskolan för Scen och Musik (Gothenburg), and has studied theater at Nordiska Folkhögskolan. She made her debut in 2019 as Hans in "Hans and Greta" at Opera Nordfjord, and is the founder of Quarantine Opera, the world's first digital opera house. Ensembles she has participated in include a. The Norwegian Women's Choir, Acting for Climate, Oslo14, Vokal Nord and Texte und Töne (Switzerland).
Mezzo-soprano Eira Huse has sung at home and abroad at places such as Opéra de Lyon, The Verbier Festival, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Royal Opera House Muscat (House of Musical Arts), Marlboro Music, Oxford Lieder Festival, Kammeroper Schloss-Rheinsberg
and the Oslo Chamber Music Festival. She has sung with musicians such as Roland Böer, James Baillieu, Titus Engel, Marina Piccini, Henning Kraggerud,
Helge Kjekshus, Oliver-John Ruthven, Clemens Flick, Ensemble Ascolta, Musica Poetica and Pocket Sinfonia. In the summer of 2021, she was a young artist at The Verbier Festival's Atelier Lyrique. In autumn 2019, she sang L'écureuil/chatte/pâtre in Ravel's L'enfant et
les sortilèges at the Opéra National de Lyon's main stage and on tour in Oman. Other recent highlights include 2nd Woman/2nd Witch (Dido and Aeneas) at Den Norske Opera & Ballett and Grieg's Haugtussa at the Oxford Lieder Festival.
Eira has complemented her education with master classes with artists such as Mitsuko Uchida, Thomas Hampson, Ken Noda, Edith Wiens, Anne Murray, James Baillieu, Roger Vignoles, Rudolf Jansen, Véronique Gens, Barbara Frittoli and Bo Skovhus. In 2019, Eira was awarded the State's 2-year work grant for younger artists. Eira has also composed and performed the chamber opera "Scenes from a Beehive" and wrote the music for the National Ballet's quarantine ballet choreographed by Anaïs Touret.
Ingrid Stige is a senior lecturer at Høyskolen Kristiania, where she teaches various singing and musical theater subjects. In addition, she works as a choir conductor for both children's and youth choirs and adult choirs, and as a performing singer.