I WALK I BLEED is an interactive musical piece with several cellists, composed by Josefine Opsahl.
The glossy shining cellos are spread throughout the room. Behind them sits the cellists – alone and at the same time part of a unit. As a cult from a far future. The few remaining survivors. Now they will take you, their guest, on a journey into the sound on the other side of the apocalypse. How does the future sound in your years?
In a mixture of concert and installation, the audience can periodically move freely between the musicians and via a system of signals influence what the cellists play. The piece explores the notion of being oneself and part of a group – unification vs. free individual. The classical music tradition’s elitist, untouchable and exalted position over normal humanity is put up for discussion. This piece hands the power of tunes and composition over to the audience in a collective creations process celebrating freedom of speech and co-creation vs. structure and control while placing pop culture and fine culture, mass, and elite, equally.
The flexible musical piece by Josefine Opsahl is brought to live by some of Denmark’s best cellists and staged in collaboration with the price winning set designer Ida Grarup.
I WALK I BLEED is a part of the opening program for Sort/Hvid Stage for Music Theatre
From 2021 Sort/Hvid is a stage for music theatre. We start off with a big opening program. Two months filled with pieces mixing music and theatre. See the whole program here.