Etudes: Dramatikkens hus became the musical dramas’ house during Ultima 2010.

In a week the house was invaded by music, text and performing artists working in the range between, yes, music, text and stage.

Etudes presented works of and with: Ignas Krunglevicius and Ensemble Ning; Susanne Øglænd and Finn Iunker; Trond Reinholdtsen, Christina Lindgren and Stefan Thosson; Erik Dæhlin and Gunnar Wærness.


(Objekt ID 5783)
Object type Production
Premiere September 17, 2010
In collaboration with Norwegian Centre for New Playwriting (NCNP)
Audience Adults, Youth
Number of events 1
Keywords Music, Performance, Theatre, Video, Multimedia, Work-in-progress
Running period September 17, 2010  —  September 17, 2010
Website Dramatikkens Hus, Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival

Requirements to venue

Blackout No

Etudes was initiated by Lars Petter Hagen, leader for Ultima and Kai Johnsen, artistic director for the text department in Dramatikkens hus.

The works performed were:

Ignas Krunglevicius and Ensemble Ning
Tora Ferner Lange
Rasmus H. Jørgensen
Amund S. Sveen
Erik S. Dæhlin

Petter Ballo, technical assistance
R.D. Laing, text

Oppdraget* (The assignment)
Første respons* (First response)
by Finn Iunker/Susanne Øglænd/Rolf-Erik Nystrøm/Signe Becker

The performance was a pilot for a larger musical theatre project with the work title Oppdraget (literally: The Assignment) the autumn of 2011.

Susanne Øglænd, direction
Finn Iunker and friends from Hades and Jamaica, text material
Rolf-Erik Nystrøm, musical direction
Signe Becker, stage design and costumes
Arne Borgan, video
Anette Therese Pettersen and Pernille Nonås Mogensen, producers
NOTAM by Cato Langnes and Rune Molvær, sound recordings

Anne E. Kokkin, Mona Synnøve Solhaug, Anderz Eide, Kim Atle Hansen

Rolf-Erik Nystrøm, Håkon Thelin, Frode Haltli + Knut Ålefjær

The production was made in collaboration with NOTAM. Supported by Arts Council Norway.

Erik Dæhlin and Gunnar Wærness

Christina Lindgren and Stefan Thorsson: Saba Pacha
Stefan Thorsson, composition
Christina Lindgren, stage design
Hanne Dieserud, actress
Marita Vårdal Igelkjøn, piano
Amund Sjølie Sveen, percussion
Amanda Lindquist, violin
Mathilda Brunstrøm, viola
Maja Bugge, cello
Petter Langfeldt Carlsen, clarinet

Trond Reinholdtsen: Apocalypse (The Book of Revelations) (UP)
The production took place in the private Opera House of Reinholdtsen’s "The Norwegian Opra" (sic) in Oslo gate 7.

Source: Dramatikkens hus,, 31.08.2010,

Performance dates
September 17, 2010Hallen, Norwegian Centre for New Playwriting (NCNP) Opening night
Festivals (1)
Ultima September 17, 2010