13 February 2016, 19:30
Insanity, electricity and love collide in this sonic voyage into the shared psychosis known as ‘folie à deux’, where a delusion is transmitted from one person to another.
A woman is struggling to connect with her lover. He believes that the pylon outside their house has a special power. His delusion passes on to her and, as sparks fly, their madness takes hold. Songs are woven together for two singers, an acoustic harp and a specially created electro-magnetic harp in this modern folk tale performed against a backdrop of responsive light and sound.
Part staged performance, part concept album, Folie à Deux is a lyrical and intense investigation into love and loneliness within a relationship. Folie à Deux is a collaboration between British composer Emily Hall, Icelandic writer Sjón and features vocals from Swedish jazz artist Sofia Jernberg and Icelandic tenor Finnur Bjarnason.
Presented by Mohagony Opera Group