you're somehow connected
28 July - 28 August 2022
Kulturværftet, Helsingør, Denmark
you're somehow connected is an audio visual piece experienced through air, smoke, sound and light that reflects our time, culture, history and dreams about the future, and how we all are somehow connected. Duration 76 minutes.
The complete piece explores perception of sound and light in the meeting between dream and reality, the inner and the outer, the real and the surreal.
Inspired by August Strindberg’s A Dream Play, where Agnes, the Vedic God daughter, sinks towards the Earth in the attempt to understand humans, their agony and dreams, you’re somehow connected explores the matter of being through sound, light and air.
The multichannel piece consists of through-composed music performed by accordionist soloist Bjarke Mogensen with Århus Sinfonietta and guest musicians; Mari Kawamura (piano), Christian Martínez (percussion), Anna Jalving (viola) and Frederik Sakham (contrabass), conducted by Rei Munakata. This music has been recorded and interwoven with electronic composition and manipulated field recordings of the body, skin and breathing is incorporated – as well as interviews with five people of different generations, nationalities and places about their dreams of the future:
Student Simran Skulberg de Souza (NO) in Bergen, college student Paulina Shtanko (BY) in Sct. Petersburg, visual artist Mohau Modisakeng (ZA) in Johannesburg, composer Marcos Balter (BR) in New York and writer Suzanne Brøgger (DK) in Copenhagen.
you’re somehow connected
is an audiovisual multichannel piece for 30+ speakers created by
Composer: Lil Lacy
Electronic composer: Tobias Sejersdahl
Jon R. Skulberg & Olga Regitze Dyrløv Høegh
Accordion soloist: Bjarke Mogensen
Århus Sinfonietta with special guest musicians:
Christian Martínez (perc.), Mari Kawamura (pno.), Anna Jalving (vla.), Frederik Sakham (cb.)
Conductor: Rei Munakata
Sound producer and head of recording in relation to recording, edit and mix of the acoustic music: Preben Iwan
Production manager: Kristine Bech Sørensen
Olga Regitze Dyrløv Høegh & Frederik Plesner
Sound system realized in collaboration with Lydfabrikken ApS
Produced in collaboration between Convoi Exceptionnel and Lil Lacy Music
Presented in collaboration with PASSAGE festival, CLICK festival and Kulturværftet in Helsingør
Supported by Det Obelske Familiefond, Statens Kunstfond, Kodas kulturelle midler, Augustinus Fonden, Dansk Komponistforening, Dansk Musiker Forbund, The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus, Aarhus Unge Tonekunstnere, William Demant Fonden, Aarhus Kommune and Louis-Hansen Fonden