Vannstand on tour

Vannstand is a tribute to the slowly changing water levels along the Norwegian coast - created by composer Maja S.K. Ratkje and local children as musicians. The result is a sound installation based on children's interpretations of charts of water level measurements.

Foto: Henrik Beck.

5 - 13 December - Teknisk museum
Maja S.K. Ratkje's installation is brought to Teknisk museum in Oslo. Ratkje will have a presentation at the museum 12 December.

22 - 24 January - The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Vannstand installation as part of the climate festival Klimafestivalen § 112 hosted by Norsk klimanettverk. Opening 22 January 5pm.

9 - 14 February - Stavanger concert house
New version of Vannstand with new piece and local children as musicians. 

9 - 13 March - Bergen, Borealis festival
New version of Vannstand with new piece and local children as musicians. 

Maja S.K. Ratkje med Barn fra Tøyen skole, fra Vannstand under Only Connect, juni 2015. Foto: Henrik Beck.

The life-giving sea has been the basis for growth and development, and now human influence is changing the seemingly eternal cycle along the Norwegian coast. In Vannstand children are given the opportunity to reflect and respond musically to this issue. Ratkje uses local water level measurements to create graphic scores, which in turn are interpreted musically by children.

Supported by Norsk kulturråd, Kunstløftet. The Oslo version is a collaboration with The Norwegian Opera & Ballet, AKS Tøyen skole and Oslo musikk- og kulturskole.