It's end of week three, everyone is working hard and scenes are emerging from the chaos. We have assembled a team of thirty creative individuals to work with us which makes this our largest project yet, in addition to being our first full length theatre performance.
We wanted to share with you the work of our musicians.
In addition to using the original score created by Pekka Koivisto, we have accordion player Arnardóttir and musicians Jófríður Ákadóttir and Sigrún Harðardóttir creating the soundscape for the various performance spaces.
We asked composer Pekka Koivisto for something warm and embracing for our theme music. A grounding score that might encourage self reflection.
The White Rabbit, played by Hrefna Lind Lárusdóttir, leads the audiences through an anxiety ridden mindful meditation session. When the audiences pass her a second time her world has collapsed.
Here is the track from Pigeon's room, played by Sólveig Eva, which is focused on mixing a pleasant surface with an electric undercurrent, as the Pigeon supresses her urges to fulfil her motherly role.
The Cheshire Cat, played by Ástþór Ágústsson, is a master manipulator who holds the key to increased confidence and success. He shares those secrets and practice tips with you during a tea party. The three different audience groups come together for his talk show mid production.
The Selkie, played by Agnes Wild, is our Nordic take on the sorrowful Mock Turtle from Alice in Wonderland. The Nordic myth tells of a seal woman who can no longer return to her former self and her family at sea.
Bergdís Júlía Jóhannsdóttir takes on motherhood through the role of the Duchess, using dark undertones of Icelandic folk songs in her soundscape.
The final score combines elements from the production with the ocean wave washing everything away, as the performers remove their costumes in front of the audience and exit the stage.
I will end this article with a thank you to graphic designer Kristín Edda who managed to source an immense amount of eggshells today for the Pigeon scene's installation. The visual component of our production is under the supervision of Hallveig Kristín Eiríksdóttir who treats each room as an extension of the character's inner life.
- Sóla Eva