About Hanne Dieserud

Hanne finished her postgraduate course at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts ( LAMDA) in 1990.

She started her career as a traditional actress but has since 1995 been a member of the physically,  Artaudian inspired theatre company Grusomhetens teater.  This company uses tecniques from the work of Grotowski where  improvisations  and research on the floor is given a strong focus.  The company has toured in Poland, Germany. England, France and India.

In addition to this she has during the last years been working in different theatres and fringe companies, done readings and concerts with music composed to the texts of the Swedish poet Karin Boye.Her showreel is on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1yLwqvVaDk

About Christina Lindgren

Christina Lindgren graduated from the Art Academy in Oslo and the Universität der Künste in Berlin and has an MA in Scenography 2002.

She has designed the costume and set design to more than 40 performances of theater, dance and contemporary musiktheatre / opera. Lindgren has initiated and produced several theatreproductions.

She is interested in set design that generates sound and has made several set designs where the performers make music by moving in the scenography. Primarily acoustic, but also electronically through the use of contact microphones.

She is interested in opera and drama with contemporary musik and has worked on performances with music by Mauricio Kagel, Paul Hindemith, Darius Milhaud, Aribert Reimann and Per Nørgård. And in collaboration with composers such as Julian Skar, Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, Erik Dæhlin and Stefan Thorsson. And musicians such as Liv Kristin Holmberg, NING, Amund Sjølie Sveen, Silje Aker Johnsen, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Anders Førisdal, Kjell Tore Innervik and Fanfaronner.

Christina Lindgren has cooperated with theatre directors and choreographers.  She has worked in theater as the National Theatre and the Theatre Ibsen, with directors as Runar Hodne, Lene Therese Teigen, Mathias Huhn, Øyvind Osmo Eriksen, Kjersti Haugen and Svante Aulis Löwenborg. For the most part, she has worked with experimental theater such as The Theatre of Cruelty with director Lars Øyno and for performanceartists Liv Kristin Holmberg and Julian Blaue. She has several productions with choreographers Mia Habib, Inger Reidun Olsen and Emilia Adelöw. She has received the National Artist Grant for several periods.


About Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje

Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje finished composition studies at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo in 2000. Her music is performed worldwide by performers such as Klangforum Wien, Oslo Sinfonietta, The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Fretwork, TM+, Cikada and Vertavo string quartets, Quatuor Renoir, POING and many more.

Portrait concerts with her music has been heard in Toronto and Vienna, she has been composer in residence at festivals like Other Minds, San Francisco, Nordland Music Festival, and the Avanti! Summer Festival (2011.)

Ratkje has received awards such as the International Rostrum of Composers in Paris for composers below 30 years of age, the Norwegian Edvard prize (work of the year) twice, second prize at the Russolo Foundation, Distinction Award at Prix Ars Electronica, and in 2001 she was the first composer ever to receive the Norwegian Arne Nordheim prize.

She is a singer/voice user and electronics player, studio engineer, soloist and with groups such as SPUNK or Agrare. Other collaborations are with Jaap Blonk, Joëlle Léandre, Ikue Mori, Zeena Parkins, Stephen O’Malley, Lasse Marhaug, POING and others.

Ratkje has performed her own music for films, dance, theatre, installations, and numerous other projects. She played a part in her own opera, based on the texts from the Nag Hammadi Library. In 2005 she performed the voice solo part of her first big work for orchestra, commissioned by Radio France. She has also been soloist with Klangforum Wien and Oslo Sinfonietta.

Her scores are found at the Norwegian Music Information Centre and her records are released on Tzadik, Rune Grammofon, ECM, Kontrans, Asphodel, Important Records and others. Her homepage may be visited at   www.ratkje.no


Silje Aker Johnsen

Silje Aker Johnsen is educated as a classical soprano from The Grieg Academy, Universität der Künste, Berlin and the Norwegian Academy of Music. She has world premiered numerous music pieces by Norwegian composers. She is also active as a dancer and has worked in Polski Teatr Tanca, Poland, where she danced in Minus 2 by Ohad Naharin. She has interpreted several opera parts with the Berliner Kammeroper and worked with Nationaltheateret in Norway.


About Hanna Gjermundrød

Hanna Gjermundrød (b. 1984) is an improvising singer and  performer working with voice and live sampling. Gjermundrød graduated at NTNU´s Jazz Performance studies in Trondheim (2003-07) and School of New Dance (2007-08) in Oslo. Her interest in instant composition appears both in concerts and in various forms of physical performances. Her music can be drawn to both pop, improv and contemporary music. Gjermundrød has toured in USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Western Russia, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, mostly in duo with Petter Vågan (lap steel, electronics).

Nowadays, Hanna is participating in the performances “Forteljingar” (Nynorske Festspel 2011) and “Show” (by dancer Venke Sortland). She´s also a part of the duo  PETTER O HANNA,   Erik Nylanders Orkester,  Fristad, the children´s performance LØYPE! and the babyopera KORALL KORAL.




 About Camilla Vislie

Camilla Vislie graduated from Teaterstudion in 2002, an actingschool in the physical theatre tradition. She has appeared in several plays with Grusomhetens Teater as well as conceptdeveloping, directing and performing in her own productions such as Beg & Achings (Vislie, Ramvi, Motland) ”33 sanger fra underetasjen” and ”brigitte & paula band”. ”Behind the yellow wallpaper”; a co-production with Tensta Konthall and artist Anne Johnson, and ”Tartuffe” and ”Det allra löjligaste” by Teatropen. Vislie is currently appearing in ”What a glorious day!” by Grusomhetens Teater and in ”Korall Koral” by Diesrud/Lindgren Produksjoner.