Like organs screaming for oxygen
A spectacular sensory experience of light, colours and newly composed music awaits the audience as the sound and light installation THE WAVE resurfaces at Ofelia Square. This time, THE WAVE illuminates a gigantic trachea where the body's organs scream for oxygen. The experience is also a taste of a brand new opera by Louise Alenius.
On January 31, 2020, the sound and light sculpture THE WAVE returned to Ofelia Square at the Skuespilhuset, illuminating the winter darkness with its characteristic triangular gates of light. The 80-meter long sculpture invites the audience on a journey through the human trachea.
In the new version, the artist collective Vertigo has created a whole new light side, while composer Louise Alenius has created the new sound side. It happens with choral music in the form of the work ILT, which is a preview of her upcoming opera (without final title), which premiered at the Opera in the spring of 2022.
ILT is for five votes. It illuminates a gigantic trachea and the body's desire for oxygen when played through the speakers in THE WAVE's 40 light ports. Moving as an audience from one end to the other through the work, you also experience five of the opera's classical vocal groups (soprano, alto, countertenor, tenor, and bass) replacing each other. The voice groups represent organs screaming for oxygen.
The initiative for the project was taken by Jeudan and the Royal Danish Theater, which together stand behind Ofelia Square.
Where: Ofelia Plads, Kvästhusbroen, Copenhagen K.
When: February 1 to March 31, 2020, 6 am-4pm.