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Indy500: seklernas udde

Hamlet II: Exit Ghost

A Language at War

Arrival Cities: Växjö



Musical Composition as a

Dramaturgical Strategy



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The Bells

Champs d'étoiles

Arrival Cities: Växjö

Three actors, vocal ensemble, string orchestra,

pre-recorded electro-acoustic music, radio play,

live and pre-recorded video.


If “Arrival Cities: Malmö” was set in the verge, at the border and the passport control, in a limbo in a lawless no-man’s-land, one can say that in Växjö, there is the attempt to come through, become a part, to get a place in this new land. Can’t I just stand here in the shadow and be silent, something like that was the last line in Malmö and Växjö starts with a woman that don’t want to die, that has a body and a voice, that wants to be included, that has rights, or? On a big screen the woman’s escape is projected, houses on a row, the road outside the bus window. Pre-recorded voices say yet you have adapt to where you come, they say yet etc. etc. The music points to Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” but feels also very cinematic, I associate to Bernard Herrman’s music for Hitchcock’s “Psycho” where also a woman is sacrificed.

So does this this vicious tale about the body, the voice, the rights by the actors’ voices, the music and the song take shape into a powerful theatre concert.

(Maria Edström Swedish Radio P1 24 October 2013, own translation)


Concept: Jörgen Dahlqvist, Kent Olofsson | Text, video, light: Jörgen Dahlqvist | Music, sound design: Kent Olofsson | Video, sound, stage and light technician: Johan Nordström | Vokalharmonin, Musica Vitae, Teatr Weimar, actors: Linda Ritzén, Pia Örjansdotter, Kajsa Ericsson | Conductor: Fredrik Malmberg | Working period: January – October 2013 | Premiere: Växjö, Araby Park Black Box, 18 October 2013



Inkonst, Malmö, October 21-22, 2013

Radiohuset, Studio 2, Stockholm, October 24 -25, 2013



Performance of Arrival Cities: Växjö, at Inkonst Malmö 22 November 2013,

Teatr Weimar, Vokalharmonin, Musica Vitae, cond. Fredrik Malmberg.

Sound recording

Performance of Arrival Cities: Växjö, at Inkonst Malmö 22 November 2013,

Teatr Weimar, Vokalharmonin, Musica Vitae, conductor. Fredrik Malmberg.

Documentation and editing: Maria Norrman


Teatr Weimar in Arrival Cities: Växjö. Johan Nordström. Pia Örjansdotter, Kent Olofsson, Kajsa Ericsson, Linda Ritzén, Jörgen Dahlqvist