NORDENTOFT, A.: On This Planet

NORDENTOFT, A.: On This Planet


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On This Planet
Libretto/Text Author: Nordentoft, Anders
Libretto/Text Author: Walcott, Derek

Set/Stage Designer: Tulinius, Martin
Costume Designer: Morup, Hanne
Lighting Designer: Sorensen, Lars Egegaard
Stage Director: Tulinius, Martin
Sound Engineer: Utzon, Jacob
Television Producer: Larvad, Morten
Television Producer: Tulinius, Martin

Date of Production: 02-12-2002
Venue: Kanon Hallen, Copenhagen
Playing Time: 00:59:55
Catalogue Number: 2.110401
UPC: 0747313540150

On This Planet is a journey through life from birth to death. But it is no ordinary journey. It has been set to text and music by the composer Anders Nordentoft, and it is performed by the musician Thomas Sandberg; on stage Martin Tulinius has created a unique unity of video, computer graphics, sound and light – just as the music mixes different genres. Anders Nordentoft's past as a rock musician is combined with his classical training in a brand new musical universe where the concept of crossover is no longer adequate as a label.

Thomas Sandberg is well known in Scandinavia as an unusual mixture of performance artist, percussionist, clown and sound artist. Together with Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen he creates a symbiosis of the human voice and instrumental sound where texts by Anders Nordentoft and the West Indian poet Derek Walcott meet. With On This Planet we enter the same universe as Twin Peaks and Lars von Trier’s The Kingdom, where anything can happen and nothing is what it seems. This suspense-filled universe is given musical nerve by Anders Nordentoft in a mixture of rock, jazz, blues and modern music. There are no borders On This Planet. Anything can happen.

Bonus features:

- From music paper to orchestra - Documentary on Anders Nordentoft

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