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Genre: Chamber music

New Friday – Hidden Mother

Duo performing music for the stage, sound objects and acoustic manipulations.

This concert is affected by restrictions related to the corona pandemic. We will contact any customers with further information.

Frequently asked questions and updated information about our activities

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Stockholm-based Hidden Mother consists of percussionists Ulrik Nilsson and Magdalena Meitzner. Nilsson is a former member of the percussion ensemble Kroumata, while Meitzner is also active as a composer.

Hidden Mother uses uncommon instruments for a percussion ensemble, often incorporating sound objects and other props. Hidden Mother’s concerts are more like performances, where individual pieces are integrated into a choreographed whole. Inspired by mysticism, religion and psychology, a flow of sound and imagery is created.

The ensemble has been active since 2010, originally as a trio with Pontus Langendorf, and has performed at festivals including the German Ruhrtriennale and Italian Transart, as well as Swedish Kluster, Vindöga, Resonans and Sound of Stockholm. In 2019, they were the Ensemble-in-Residence for the Min Granne Tonsättaren (“My Neighbour the Composer”) concert series and performed music by Ida Lundén, Ivo Nilsson, Alexandra Nilsson, Maria Lithell Flyg and Jens Hedman.

The name Hidden Mother is in reference to the “hidden mother photography” that was common in the mid-1800s. The cameras of early photography had long exposure times, and when taking portraits of children, there was a need for the child to hold still to prevent the image from being blurry. A trick was developed in which the child’s mother (or someone else) was covered with a sheet while holding the child on her lap.

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Due to restrictions, you can choose between table seats for serving during the concert or seats without serving. Please contact the usher and they will help you further.

Duo performing music for the stage, sound objects and acoustic manipulations.

Friday 14 January 2022 20.30

Ends approximately 21.45

Price:

210 SEK

This concert is affected by restrictions related to the corona pandemic. We will contact any customers with further information.

Frequently asked questions and updated information about our activities

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Stockholm-based Hidden Mother consists of percussionists Ulrik Nilsson and Magdalena Meitzner. Nilsson is a former member of the percussion ensemble Kroumata, while Meitzner is also active as a composer.

Hidden Mother uses uncommon instruments for a percussion ensemble, often incorporating sound objects and other props. Hidden Mother’s concerts are more like performances, where individual pieces are integrated into a choreographed whole. Inspired by mysticism, religion and psychology, a flow of sound and imagery is created.

The ensemble has been active since 2010, originally as a trio with Pontus Langendorf, and has performed at festivals including the German Ruhrtriennale and Italian Transart, as well as Swedish Kluster, Vindöga, Resonans and Sound of Stockholm. In 2019, they were the Ensemble-in-Residence for the Min Granne Tonsättaren (“My Neighbour the Composer”) concert series and performed music by Ida Lundén, Ivo Nilsson, Alexandra Nilsson, Maria Lithell Flyg and Jens Hedman.

The name Hidden Mother is in reference to the “hidden mother photography” that was common in the mid-1800s. The cameras of early photography had long exposure times, and when taking portraits of children, there was a need for the child to hold still to prevent the image from being blurry. A trick was developed in which the child’s mother (or someone else) was covered with a sheet while holding the child on her lap.

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Due to restrictions, you can choose between table seats for serving during the concert or seats without serving. Please contact the usher and they will help you further.

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri Human and Machine No.1 and No. 2
    5 min
  • Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri Human and Machine No.3
    9 min
  • Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri Contact
    10 min
  • Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri Duo for sound panels and motor
    10 min
  • Alexandra Nilsson Öland Suite
    30 min
  • Participants

  • Hidden Mother

Friday 14 January 2022 20.30

Ends approximately 21.45

Price:

210 SEK