Friday, October 21, 2022 –  Vasa Church 19:30-20:40
  • Friday, October 21, 2022 –  Vasa Church 19:30-20:40
  • Friday, October 21, 2022 –  Vasa Church 19:30-20:40
  • Friday, October 21, 2022 –  Vasa Church 19:30-20:40
  • Friday, October 21, 2022 –  Vasa Church 19:30-20:40

Friday, October 21, 2022 – Vasa Church 19:30-20:40

20.00 - 150.00
A Saami Requiem

Gunnar Idenstam and Ola Stinnerbom, music
Ola Stinnerbom, Choreography, dance and yoik
Gunnar Idenstam, organ
Erik Weissglas, guitars
Rafael Sida Huizar, percussion (pre-recorded)
Jonas Dahlstrand, sound

GUNNAR IDENSTAM (b. 1961) &
OLA STINNERBOM (b. 1964)
A Saami Requiem

PART I. The Journey
Entrée
Requiem Aeternam
Misterioso
Blues Yoik in C
Pols Jojk
Saajjva - The Door to the Kingdom of Death

PART II. The Kingdom of Death
Mirrored Choral - Shimmering yoik
Percussion Meditation
Adagio
Guitar contemplation
Death Yoik

PART III. The Return
The Return Trip -Back in this World
Blues Yoik in E
Transports de joie / The End Hymn

A Saami Requiem is a music and dance production by concert organist Gunnar Idenstam and Saami artist Ola Stinnerbom. The piece is a spiritual mass in which the audience is invited to ”the other world” , the world of death. A world that is inhabited by wondrous and mythical creatures and animals. Here comes only the one who has met death. In the Saami tradition this person is a Nåjd, a Shaman in the Saami tradition, a spiritual leader, who can do this journey...
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... and return to our world. The music and the yoik describe a journey from our world to the world of death and the return to our world. Our guide is Ola Stinnerbom. The organ is included as a link to the Christian tradition, because the two traditions have much in common. Heaven and Earth, Fire, Water and Air meet in the music, and the organ is reinforced by guitars and percussion. Some of the percussion sounds are samples from Schaman drums made by Ola Stinnerbom after ancient models. The music unites folk music and yoik with French cathedral tradition and rock.