Vannstand

Maja S.K. Ratkje's installation made with children from Tøyen skole is a part of the climate festival Klimafestivalen § 112 hosted by Norsk klimanettverk.

Friday 22 January kl. 17.00 - 22:30. Opening kl 17 with Maja S.K. Ratkje and Norsk klimanettverk.
Saturday 23 January kl. 11:00 - 22:00
Sunday 24 January kl. 12:00 - 22:00

Foto: Henrik Beck.

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. 

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.

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

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

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet
22 - 24 January

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