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GJESTEHUS (GUESTHOUSE) – TRONDHEIM VOICES AND WILD AT ART

Gjestehus was a living piece of art that took place continuously during five days in Lademoen church. People were invited to join us into Gjestehus at any time and get away from daily life as you know it.

St. Olav Festival invited Trondheim Voices and Wild at art to create a completely new and unique piece of art that was examining the theme TIME, inspired by POPludium, which the ensemble performed in the building of the old post office in Trondheim in 2013. During five days Trondheim Voices and Wild at art was living in the art. Through improvisation, with music, movement, situations and space, throughout TIME, they examined what happened and what new experiences this could provoke.

Trondheim Voices and Wild at art invited the musician Christian Wallumrød to Gjestehus in order to compose a new work that was performed and shaped throughout the whole period. They also invited the most outstanding live sound producer in Norway, Asle Karstad, who through his long collaboration with the ensemble always leaves his mark on the sound of Trondheim Voices.

Gjestehus opened the doors to Lademoen Church Wednesday 29 July at 12:00, and was open until Sunday 2 August at 18:00. The church was open continuously, and the audience was free to come and go as they wished. The music was the core of everything that happened, through compositions, improvisations, movements and dance.

Review by ARTSCENETRONDHEIM ( In Norwegian)
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The invitation to our guests:

We have left everyday life as we know it. There are no clocks, nor everyday norm or rules. Gjestehus is life unfolding in the periphery of everything we know.

Here we welcome chaos as we blur the meaning of time, in an attempt to find new language, new music, new ways of being together. Here you can surrender to the flow, to what we do not know. To a state where art, music and life become one.

For five days you are invited to come and go as you please. Gjestehus is open to all and is always open. Feel free to bring a friend, a blanket, something warm to tuck yourself in with, because, if you´d like, you can move in with us, into the art. In here, you decide yourself who you want to be.

Here is no hierarchy, no rank. Gjestehus is a liminal state, an “either-or” – a collection of possibilities, that we can all shape. Is it possible that we, together, can empty ourselves of what we think we are, what we think we can, or who we should be?

This is how Gjestehus will evolve over time, in the day´s rhythm, with the music and together with everyone who is there at any time. The boundaries between musician and audience is constantly unstable.

The music will shape the house, and will be shaped simultaneously by everything that happens. Compositions goes in and out of improvisation, everyday turns into dance and in the dance we will all meet.

Can we find a ground zero together? Can we start something new?