The Ballad of Agnete and the Merman

Presented by Cristian Vogel

A performance piece for spatial sound and music created by electronic music composer Cristian Vogel and a team of international collaborators. Commissioned for the official programme of Aarhus European Capital of Culture 2017, the piece borrows from the symbolism and narrative of a well known Danish folk ballad, a story of love, loss and impossible migrations.

The Godsbanen theatre in Aarhus will be transformed into immersive sonic environments, inviting the audience to participate in an unprecedented musical experience. The production unites experimental music, fashion, architecture and innovative audio technology to reframe the ballad with a modernist setting.

What can unite us when we come from different worlds?

Spatial sound and live performance will emphasise the potential we all have to become more aware of a unifying presence within complex situations, as we observe ourselves engaging with extraordinary phenomena together. Perhaps this collective experience may help to resolve Agnete and the Merman’s heartbreaking dilemma.

Design and Conception: Cristian Vogel
Performers: My Nilsson, Siegmar Aigner
Music and Sound Design: Cristian Vogel
Light Design: Sune Petersen
Costume Design: Valeriya Olkhova
Additional Scenography: CITA
Speaker Technology: Funktion One
Amplifier Technology: Sonible
3D Audio Technology: Sonic Emotion Labs
Production: NeverEngine Labs
Project Management: Daniel Alonso Van Camp Graphic Design: State To State Media
Technology Partners:  CITA, Funktion-One, Sonic Emotion Labs, Sonible, Symbolic Sound Corporation, NeverEngine Labs, MOTU Inc Production Partners: Aarhus 2017 Foundation, Åbne Scene / Godsbanen,  Nordic Pro Audio

Supported by: Statens Kunstfond, Aarhus Kommune, Dansk Komponist Forening, Sonning-Fonden

Buy your ticket here: http://agneteandthemerman.inf

18th – 20th June

Godsbanen, Aarhus