ARCTIC CREATURES: REPPARFJORD
Video and pierrot ensemble / HD video and 2 channel sound
Commissioned by nyMusikks Komponistgruppe
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Tine Surel Lange is concerned with the climate crisis and her current works are saturated with the fear of environmental destruction as well as the new opportunities and life forms that might evolve from that. “Arctic Creatures: Repparfjord” is the first installment of an ongoing project exploring potential new life forms on this planet; an audiovisual extravaganza with magic realist flourishes.
Evolution is taking place. As we change and possibly destroy the fundamental of our life on this planet a new species is taking form – welcoming these changes as their fundamental for life. What we describe as environmental disasters are potential feeding grounds for the new species.
The work was created for a collaborative project between nyMusikks Komponistgruppe and MolOt commissioning works by young composers from Norway and Russia to write for MolOt ensemble with concerts in Oslo and St. Petersburg.
This work was nominated for the Norwegian Edvard Prize 2020 in the “This year’s challenger” category.
Concept, video, body, and composition: Tine Surel Lange
Commissioned by: nyMusikks Komponistgruppe
Funded by: Arts Council Norway
Performed by: MolOt
Flute: Alexey Isaev
Clarinet: Alexander Zakharenko
Piano: Alexey Glazkov
Violin: Artur Zobnin
Cello: Philip Gulidov
Video: Filmed in Repparfjord, Norway
Outside eye: Mette Myhr
Premiere April 2019, Nynorskens hus, Oslo, Norway
Photo: Mette Myhr
© 2022 Tine Surel Lange