Video of the Day: Xodus, from Martin Fröst and friends

Monday, May 23, 2022

The clarinettist is joined by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Jesper Waldersten in a new mixed media work

Today's film is a new mixed media performance from the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Martin Fröst called, Xodus (The Way Out Lies Within).

It asks the question: 'where do we as a society go from here?' - which, in the global context of the pandemic and now the war in Ukraine, is a more important question than ever. Musically wide-ranging, Xodus features artistic nods to Queen, early music, folk music, religious hymns and improvisation, and specially composed works by Annamaria Kowalsky and Goran Fröst, as well as an entirely new version of Anders Hillborg’s Hyper Exit.

Recorded live at Konserthuset, Stockholm on May 5 and 7, it features Fröst in collaboration with renowned Swedish satirist and artist Jesper Waldersten, whose live artwork and intriguing texts serve as a dramatic backdrop to the music-making. They are joined by the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, with stage direction & lighting by Linus Fellbom.

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