"አድዋን መቃኘት/Tuning Adwa“ - Excerpt from Sofia Jernberg´s signature project "Hymns and Laments" for Monheim Triennale I 2022

Performed during Monheim Triennale I – The Festival, June 24, 2022

”Like the string orchestra tunes their instruments, tuning the memory of ”the battle of Adwa”, through microtonal disharmony and fragmented rhythm, arriving at dawn.”/ Sofia Jernberg

 

Swedish vocal artist, improviser, composer Sofia Jernberg was one of 16 artists invited to the Monheim Triennale I (22-26 June 2022) to develop a signature project. "Hymns and Laments" was a work commissioned by Monheim Triennale and is based on traditional songs from Korea, Ethiopia, Sweden and Norway.

Concept: Sofia Jernberg 

Musical direction: Christian Karlsen

Soloists: Sofia Jernberg (voc), Peter Evans (tp), Okkyung Lee (cello), Cory Smythe (p). 

Arrangement of "Tuning Adwa": Sofia Jernberg 

”Adwa” as sung by: Ejigayehu "Gigi" Shibabaw. Including excerpts from the opera „Tosca". (Music: Giacomo Puccini, Text: Giuseppe Giacosa)

Ensemble Resonanz

World Premiere