City of Ålesund
Week 13 was spent on the road doing sound for a band from a local Folkehøgskole, which is a particular type of school much found in Scandinavia. The school was Rødde Folkehøgskole, which was fun for me cause they used to collaborate with the Folkehøgskole I went to myself many years ago.
The tour went through the inland South of Trondheim and eventually to the town of Oppdal. After Oppdal the tour bus drove on towards the coast to the cities of Molde, Ålesund and some of their surrounding areas. After Ålesund we had an over-night journey in the bus, crossing fjords with ferries and driving through the deep mountain valleys of the coast. A few days later I was back at Rødde Folkehøgskole to do sound for their final show at their own school. What a show! Playing for the home-audience was definitely something special and all we had been working at for a week came together as perfectly as it possibly could.
The band played a mixture of 60’s covers from the likes of the Beatles, modern blues-rock and their own original compositions. No doubt there were some songwriters in the pack to look out for as well!
Thanks very much to the iMusic tour crew for letting me travel around with you for a week of fun! If you want a glimpse behind the scenes, here’s days: 1, 2 (my favourite), 3 and 4.
2. High School Show
Like announced in a previous post March saw another Creative High School Project at the Christian Senior High-school in Trondheim. This time the topic was ‘Justice.’ For one week a great team of almost 160 students took part in making two final shows around the topic of justice. In particular, we narrowed in at the problem of human trafficking and the growing number of slaves around the world in our own days.
The student-group was split into dancers, actors, singers, band, designers, scenography, video-producers and more. An editorial team kept the wires hot in social media to promote the show and presented the whole group with an overview of what the other groups were doing on a day-to-day basis.
The show was received incredibly well by audience, school staff and parents and we got a real sense that the quality of this production was touching new heights. Leading the production was great fun thanks to a very dedicated group of students and a strong team of professional instructors from the creative industries!
For more on the Christmas show, click on this link!
Much time has also been spent on writing research proposals and the outlines of a possible television series. More to come!