Wednesday, 24 March 2010

The Knife, “Overwhelming, shaken but not afraid”

Although by no means a typical The Knife album, their latest work is highly praised by critics and fans. The ground breaking opera-electro album inspired by the life and work of Charles Darwin bears little trace of previous hits such as Silent Shout and Heartbeats, and is not a one-off studio recording session in the conventional sense. It is an ongoing theatre show first staged in September 2009 in Copenhagen, production of the Danish performance company Hotel Pro Forma which is probably more known in the arts and theatre circle.

Tomorrow, In a Year is only one of their many projects to fuse opera with art and theatre, dance and visual elements. Three singers and six dancers perform the two acts in which the first part explores the sequences and relationships between image, narrative, movement and music, whereas the second act brings all the visual and sound elements together from which new forms and evolvements of the story emerge.

The theatre show is coming to Munster on the 5th of June 2010 having already staged successfully in Athens andStockholm earlier this year.

Colouring of Pigeons by HomoRobotico
For more field recordings in Amazon and Iceland, instrumental intimation of birds and winds, and stunning soprano vocals, stream the full album on the Rabid Records website

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