Aggie Frost produces new performance for premiere in 2022

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Aggie Frost lager ny konsertforestilling til Festspillene i Nord-Norge 2022. Foto: Rune Stokmo
Aggie Frost lager ny konsertforestilling til Festspillene i Nord-Norge 2022. Foto: Rune Stokmo

It is based on the album «Perlemor» that Aggie Frost now will make an untraditional and inclusive concert performance that will premiere at Festspillene i Nord-Norge in 2022.

Aggie Frost will play and perform the songs from "Perlemor" live with vocals and electronics, but by working with other artists in text, sound, scenography and video, the goal is to create a concert performance that takes the audience on an hour's journey into the world of music. Aggie Frost has high expectations for the collaboration;

- I am so happy that the Perlemor project has been selected among many good applicants, and I am really looking forward to this! I want to explore and challenge the concert format - what can you do, how can you interact with the audience - and how can a musical album become a story and a live performance? It feels good to dive deep into this together with Festspillene i Nord-Norge, says Frost.

The project has been allocated funds for the development through the annual Open Call announcement of production funds from the festival, which is aimed specifically at the northern art field. Artistic director Ragnheiður Skúladóttir looks forward to presenting the new project;

- It's fantastic to get Aggie Peterson/Aggie Frost onboard Festpillene with her unique and honest project Perlemor. We know Aggie as a prolific musician and songwriter but here she will show another side of herself in a very personal and visual piece displaying her music in a new and exciting way. It is always thrilling when established artists seek to step outside of their comfort zone in order to develop and grow, says Skúladóttir.

Since 2019, the Festival in Northern Norway has worked with artistic development projects in its Open Call scheme with a two-year perspective. Here, the artists get the funds and time to create something completely new, with both screenings and support from international mentors during the process. The scheme is a collaboration between Festspillene i Nord-Norge, Talent Norway and Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge. New collaborations across genres and expressions are especially encouraged.

- The Open Call scheme is important, because in this way the festival becomes an arena for different artists to work together and get to know each other across their subject areas. The festival facilitates exciting development in the field of culture, and I am especially looking forward to working with people from the field of performing arts and video art, concludes Aggie Frost.

Photo: Rune Stokmo