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Dollhouse

Dollhouse is a unique concert creation by clarinetist Martin Fröst – a fusion of music, choreography and light that far surpasses conventions. This concert centres on movement.

Dollhouse is a concept and a concert in equal measure. The invisible ties between musicians and music, between conductor and orchestra are exposed, giving rise to action on several different levels.

Martin Fröst has said about Dollhouse: “It’s a kind of exploration of what happens on stage, where I’ve created a fusion between conducting, playing and choreography. The movements are incorporated into the music and the musicians follow my choreography. Everything lands in a sort of theatrical borderland, where the musicians react to my movements; in a sense, it is a liberation from ingrained patterns, a different way to communicate in order to achieve new dimensions in the music.”

Among other things, during the concert we hear his brother Göran Fröst’s DTangled, composed especially for Dollhouse. We also hear his brilliant Klezmer Dance No 3, Anders Hillborg’s clarinet concerto Peacock Tales (Millennium Version), and music by Stravinsky, Duaks and Sørensen.

  • The music

  • Göran Fröst Klezmer Dance No. 3 for Clarinet and String Orchestra
  • Göran Fröst DTangled
  • Manuel de Falla Nana (arranged by Göran Fröst)
  • Bent Sørensen Doll Steps in Venice for Clarinet and Orchestra
  • Paul Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  • Igor Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
  • Bent Sørensen 3 Echoes of Dolls in Venice
  • Anders Hillborg Clarinet Concerto "Peacock Tales" – Millenium Version
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Martin Fröst conductor & clarinet soloist
  • Magnus Holmander clarinet
  • Ingrid Meidell Noodt clarinet
  • Linus Fellbom & Martin Fröst directors
  • Linus Fellbom lightning design
  • Birgitta Egerbladh choreography
  • Ambra Succi choreography
  • Filmed in October 2013.
  • The video is approximately 1 hour and 34 minutes.