I don't need to write a lot here, because this video will basically tell you what I've been up to over the first two weeks of my experience with the HP Envy Beats Edition Laptopand Beats by Dre headphones. How cute am I? And by cute, I mean ridiculous.
Karin Dreijer Andersson, best known as Fever Ray and as one half of The Knife, has been working on music for a new production of Ingmar Bergman’s Hour Of The Wolf. This marks another notch in KDA's stage belt as she and brother Olof scored last year's Charles Darwin opera, Tomorrow, In a Year.
Bergman began writing Hour Of The Wolf in 1964 and filmed it in 1968, with Max Von Sydow and Liv Ullmann starring. A psychological horror movie of sorts, it tells the story of of an artist haunted by unsettling visions and his attempts to explain his plight to his wife. Developed from a script with the working title of The Cannibals, it is regarded as one of Bergman’s most personal movies, and the fact that the filmmaker suffered a nervous breakdown during its writing lends it a certain extra charge.
The premiere of the new stage adaptation has been set for March 12 at the Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern in Stockholm (much like everything rad that Karin and/or The Knife do, it's sadly not something accessible in the States). Andersson became involved in the production through her visual collaborator Andrea Nilsson, who is acting as set designer. More information and tickets here. (via Fact)
At this point in the year, Robyn's Dancing On My Own quite nears the top of my most played songs (on repeat or otherwise) list. And really, you can give me any bit of info on the Swedish star, and I'll find any excuse to post up some radness on her. For instance, last week she tweeted at me, and I subsequently had a coronary. Today, our heart is full again, especially after getting this new video in our grasp.
With this being her first live performance of the song (but not on the program...she hit the stage in 2007 with Kleerup for a stunning showing of With Every Heartbeat), Robyn showed off her choreographed dance punches and prances, raging so hard during that hi-hat breakdown that the mic takes a bit of abuse and falls to the ground.
No worries. This lady can do no damn wrong. Ever. Including selling out Webster Hall in a matter of minutes for her August 5 show with Kelis, Dan Black and Far East Movement. Never fear...a second date was added on the night prior. Tickets here.