Posts Tagged ‘comic’

Vad Man Måste

augusti 1st, 2008
Duo Ego

When Duo EGO was established in 2001 by myself and my friend Per Sjögren, percussionist, we had just been on tour with ensemble Gageego. An absolutely lovely bunch of people but we were really fed up with being so many people trying to agree on when to eat, waiting at the bus for latecomers, picking up passports which had been left behind etc…
So, we went to our favourite pub, had a beer and decided that we would start Duo EGO – no extras!
In the beginning it was not very easy to find repertoire for voice and percussion, but as the years have gone by we can now proudly present more than one full concert program with repertoire composed for us!
Even more impressive – a small opera of our own: ”Vad man måste” by Paula af Malmborg Ward. A comic mini-opera which in 25 minutes deals with immigration issues, painted wooden horses and several different ways of eating a banana split!

”It’s horrifying and funny and with Malmborg-Ward´s special timing not a second too long!”   ” …fantastic a capella song by Danielson…”   Expressen

”This is how you create a success!”   BT

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Death Knocks by Christian Jost

januari 1st, 2008
Death Knocks

My little opera company MusikTeaterVerket is one of the things that I’m most proud of having created. Together with director Ola Beskow we have struggled on since 1996 and done more than 10 productions.
Two years ago we found an opera composed by Christian Jost with text by Woody Allen! An irresistable mix we thought and decided to play the opera in Kronhuset together with musicians from Gothenburg Wind Orchestra and conductor Jerker Johansson.
A Swedish translation was made by Ture Rangström which gave the piece the new title ”Döden knackar på” and director Mattias Ermedahl gave myself and Åke Zetterström brilliant comic ideas to work with.
Playing Death is definitely one of the most fun things I’ve ever done!

”A performance glimmering with joy!”   GP
”Fun staging and great musicality”   DN

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