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Norbergfestival 2012

  • Norbergfestival 6 Gamla Banan Norberg, Västmanlands län, 738 33 Sweden (map)

Audiorama – public surround sound studio for innovative listening drama, electro acoustic music and sound art.

Audiorama is a place for listening, a venue with controlled room acoustics and a high tech surround sound system, located at Skeppsholmen in Stockholm, Sweden. The goal is to offer world-class experiences – where the sense of hearing is at focus – in the form of music, art and drama as well as pedagogic activity and events. Audiorama works both as a venue and as a programme company, independent and mostly privately funded. During Audioramas first year – 2011 – 131 events took place, with prominent international guests as Morton Subotnik, Trevor Wishart, Benjamin Thigpen and many swedish artists and composers. The program also featured five unique in house drama productions. Sound art, hörspiel shows and live electronic acts played. Audiorama is now an established venue – a unique place for loudspeaker based art – public available for an audience and for collaborative uses.


Trevor Wishart

Audiorama presents an electro-acoustic 8 channel piece by the renowned british composer Trevor Wishart. 

Trevor Wishart's compositional interests deal mainly with the human voice, in particular with the transformation of it and the interpolation by technological means between human voice and natural sounds.

‘Encounters in the Republic of Heaven’ is an 8-channel sound-surround piece based on speaking voices recorded in the North East of England where Trevor Wishart was A.C.E. Composer-in-Residence from October 1st, 2006 to September 2009, based at the University of Durham.

The piece is constructed in 4 Acts of approximately 20 minutes each, combining portraits of individual speakers (accompanied by sounds and imaginary instruments derived from the voices themselves) with computer animation of the entire community of voices - speech that waltzes, speech that locks in harmony, clouds of speech that circle the audience, culminating with speech that transforms into song.


Resan till jordens medelpunkt

Tonsättarna Marcus Wrangö och Magnus Bunnskog har gjort Jules Vernes klassiker om den spännande och fantasifulla Resan till jordens medelpunkt till en intensiv ljudresa, där lyssnaren får färdas genom vulkanen Sneffel till en fantastisk värld befolkad av förhistoriska monster, gigantiska svampskogar och underjordiska oceaner.

Historien om hur den unge Axel slår följe med professor Lidenbrock till Island, för att genomföra den riskfyllda expeditionen med livet som insats, och som lyssnare är man mitt i händelsernas centrum!

Föreställningen är en lyssnarupplevelse för barn, av ett unikt slag – anpassad till Audioramas 21 högtalare unika ljudsystem där barnen kan lyssna till äventyret i mitten av rummet, innesluten av ljuden, på vår mjuka heltäckningsmatta. På Norbergfestivalen spelar vi för första gången en version anpassad för 8 högtalare och projektion.

Resan till jordens medelpunkt är även en ljussatt berättelse där ljuset förhöjer upplevelsen och berättelsen. Vi på Audiorama vill berätta en historia med ljud och ljus, stimulera fantasin och lyssnandet på ett sätt som du aldrig hört förut.

Medtag gärna eget sittunderlag eller kudde! Föreställningslängd: c:a 30 minuter utan paus. För barn från 2 år och uppåt.


A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Composers Marcus Wrangö and Magnus Bunnskog have made a multichannel fixed media piece out of Jules Verne's classic story. The listener will travel through the volcano Sneffel to a fantastic world inhabited by prehistoric monsters, giant mushroom forests and underground oceans.

The story of how the young Axel will join Professor Lidenbrock to Iceland with their lives at a stake to carry out the risky expedition. As a listener, you are right in the epicenter of all the action!

The show is a unique listening experience for children - matching Audioramas 21 unique speaker sound system, the young listeners will be surrounded by sound sitting comfortably on Audiorama’s thick sound absorbing carpet. 

In Norbergfestival we are playing a version adapted for 8 speakers.

A Journey to the Center of the Earth is also told with light. We at Audiorama want to tell a story with sound and light, stimulate your imagination and listening in a way that you never experienced before.

Please bring your own seat cushion or pillow! Performance length: about 30 minutes without intermission. For Children from 2 years of age an upwards. The show will played in Swedish.


Magnus Bunnskog: Soll d schlaf nicht allmählich abgeschafft werden?

"Soll d schlaf nicht allmählich abgeschafft werden?" is a quote from the German 18th century philosopher Georg Friedrich Hardenberger (a.k.a. Novalis) and means "Should'nt sleep eventually be abolished?". The six vinyl records used in this piece, are always the same, and the interpretors are using an individual score that suggests an number of methods of performance. Soll d schalf was premiered in 2010 and has been heard a.o. at the Sound of Stockholm festival.

Magnus is a composer of music for various combinations of instruments, and has a special affection for the sounds of styrofoam. He studied composition in Stockholm and in Lyon. He is currently working on a large choir piece commissioned by the Nordic Music Days 2012, and later this year, his radio opera commissioned by the Swedish Radio Theatre will be premiered.


Marcus Wrangö: Den Haydn kann ich nicht leiden

Marcus Wrangö's ”Den Haydn kann ich nicht leiden” will be premiered during the Skivspelare 6 concert. The piece is a exploration in the love-hate relationship (without love) with the music of the classical composer Joseph Haydn, for the composer/performer Marcus Wrangö.

Marcus Wrangö, born 1976, composer and sound engineer based in Stockholm, working in the areas of electroacoustic music like microsound, nanodub and electroacoustic drama pieces. Master in electroacoustic composition at Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Building controllers and DIY synthesizers and programming music related applications.

Franz Joseph Haydn (31 March 1732–31 May 1809), known as Joseph Haydn, was an Austrian composer, one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the Classical period. He is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet" because of his important contributions to these forms. He was also instrumental in the development of the piano trio and in the evolution of sonata form.

Earlier Event: May 23
ljudOljud 2012
Later Event: November 20
Guldkvasten till Sound of Stockholm!