What happens when electronica and literature meet? The answer is a concert with the authors Eirik Skrede, Caroline Kaspara Palonen and Kjersti Kollbotn collaborating with musician Øivind Sjøvoll, aka Kohib.
Ordkalotten literature festival guests Festspillene i Nord-Norge with the concept LittKonsert in collaboration with the Norwegian Writers' Center Northern Norway,
Kjersti Kollbotn has written five novels since her debut in 2009. Kollbotn's books deal with the individual subject to pressured living conditions, and are characterized by great language and a brave authorial gaze that does not shy away. This makes the books uncomfortably close, but all the more valuable to read. Her latest novel "Dis" was published in 2020. For her writing, Kollbotn has been decorated with both the Blix Prize and Tanum's women's scholarship.
Caroline Kaspara Palonen was born and lives in Harstad, and has since her debut in 2011 published several novels, as well as the collection of poems "Øy", which has also been translated into Swedish. In 2019, she published her fourth novel, "Mascarasøvn". Palonen writes both from and in northern Norway, and is known as a linguistically focused author, with the deliberately vague and poetic as tools. Identity and exclusion are themes that run through the authorship.
Eirik André Skrede was born and lives in Lakselvbukt. He has studied writing in Tromsø and made his debut in 2010 with the collection of poems "Dødendøden". In 2013 came the novel "På bunnen", and in 2021 his novel "Krængk", the world's first novel in dialect from Lakselvbukt was published. Skreede's authorship is characterized by black humor, profit, and a linguistic ingenuity that holds a special position.
Kohib (aka Øivind A. Sjøvoll) is a musician, producer and sound designer living in Tromsø. His discography is particularly varied, with solo releases on various record companies in the USA, Italy, England and Norway. Kohib has made music for films, plays, commercials and exhibitions. He released the album "In Mountains" earlier this year. The album, where Frida Virtanen and Helle Larsen contributes, has received attention both at home and abroad.