Norwegian jazz trumpeter Arve Henriksen takes his hugely acclaimed album Places of Worship to some appropriate locations this May with multimedia concerts in three historic English buildings commissioned by Opera North Projects.
For these live dates, two of his collaborators on the album, Jan Bang (samples) and Eivind Aarset (guitar) will join him to create a sound-world that is mesmeric and all-encompassing, founded on incredibly intuitive communication and improvisation. Video artist and stage designer Anastasia Isachsen will provide visuals, reacting to the music as it unfolds with projections and lighting especially designed for each venue to create an intense, unique audio-visual experience.
Jo Nockels, Projects Manager, Opera North, comments:
Arve’s concert in Leeds was an unforgettable event, and we immediately saw the potential for taking the music out into the kinds of architecturally interesting, responsive spaces that inspired it. We felt that Anastasia’s work provided the perfect counterpoint to Arve’s sonics: her reactions to the shifting structures of the music reinforce the strong sense of atmosphere and make for an incredibly powerful experience.