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We welcome everyone to the FESTIVAL LAUNCH in the crypt of Kulturkirken Jakob, where VoxLAB's founder Kristin Norderval will introduce this year's festival and present the program. There will be light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists and get information about the festival.


The festival opens in the crypt with Mariam Gviniashvili's sound installation "Lotsva" (Prayer). The audience can also experience Gviniashvili´s sound installation during the break and after the main programme. After “Lotsva” we move upstairs to the sanctuary for performances of new works for voice and visual projection by Mariam Gviniashvili and Natasha Barrett, the latter performed by Silje Aker Johnsen, followed by the Norwegian premieres of stage works by composers from Germany, Iran and Poland performed by the internationally renowned German singer Sophia Körber.


The program is curated in collaboration with EAU - Electric Audio Unit.


18:45      Festival Launch and opening of sound installation in the crypt

           “Lotsva” (prayer) - Mariam Gviniashvili (GE/NO) 

19:30          Main program in the church room (with break)

PART 1:  

          PREMIERE “The Transformer” - Natasha Barrett (UK/NO)

An audiovisual performance instrument with soprano Silje Aker Johnsen (NO)

PREMIERE  “Speak up before you have no voice” – Mariam Gviniashvili (GE/NO)

 Work for multi-channel speaker with visual projection

           PART 2:

"Imaginary Real" - Arsalan Abedian (IR/DE), Afshin Motlaghfard(IR),  Joachim Heintz (DE),   Martyna Kosecka(PL/NO)  

Musical theater work with soprano Sophia Körber (DE)

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