The sound material is based on recordings by the early music ensemble Bergen Barokk, including recordings of the song “Ex te lux oritur o dulcis Scocia”, composed for the wedding of King Eirik Magnusson to Princess Margaret of Skotland, celebrated in the Hall in 1281. This is the earliest preserved manuscript of secular music from Norway. The recordings are further processed and abstracted, and reproduced over a multi-channel loudspeaker system, creating spatial sound qualities engaging with the site and architecture.
Vernissage Thursday July 17 15:00-16:00. Håkon’s Hall is open to the public 7 days a week 10:00-16:00.
The installation is supported by The Municipality of Bergen and BEK.