Miki Alone - Seven songs for a mad womanFigura EnsembleHelene Gjerris,
mezzo sopranoPeter Bruun,
The Danish composer Peter Bruun has won Nordic Councils Music Prize 2008 for his music drama Miki Alone
, which was staged at Den Anden Opera in 2002. It's a contemporary music drama about a modern yet mad woman's life in a circus kitchen. The CD recording is now available at Dacapo. It contains the staging's seven songs sung by Helene Gjerris, that kan be heard as a portrayal of the mad woman through her inner thoughts and emotions. The lyrics are by the poet Ursula Andkjær Olsen and accompaniment is by the Figura Ensemble.
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Recorded at Mantziusgården autumn 2004 by Jens Hørsving
Producers: Thomas Søndergaard, Peter Bruun and Jens Hørsving
Editing and mastering: Jens Hørsving
Cover picture: Michael Altschul/Visuel Media
Graphic design: Filippa Berglund
Mika Alone was staged at Den Anden Opera, Copenhagen, autumn 2002.