Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Closing performance: Throwing Voices
The final session in the LitFestBergen 2020 programme is a genre-busting presentation of music, text, throat singing, photography and speech.
Throwing Voices is a unique collaboration which looks at the way language, culture and tradition can resonate across cultural boundaries. Swedish-Sami author Linnea Axelsson and Canadian-Inuit author Taqralik Partridge have created texts about three objects with special significance in their cultures. Scottish folk musician Kate Young has set these to music. With translator Saskia Vogel and musician Pippa Murphy, they are appearing on stage in Norway for the first time.
After the performance, the artists will talk with LitFestBergen director Teresa Grøtan about surmounting linguistic and cultural barriers.
In cooperation with the Edinburgh International Book Festival, where the production had its premiere in August 2019. The event is supported by the Scottish Government’s Festivals Expo Fund.