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Retrotopia – with Martin Fröst

Author: Stockholm Concert Hall

Music and stories about humanity's past and future – an experience beyond concert conventions. VOD with Martin Fröst and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic.

  • Martin Fröst in Retrotopia | Copyright: © Yellow Tone

    Martin Fröst in Retrotopia © Yellow Tone

  • Martin Fröst and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra | Copyright: © Yellow Tone

    Martin Fröst and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra © Yellow Tone

  • Martin Fröst and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra | Copyright: © Yellow Tone

    Martin Fröst and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra © Yellow Tone

Retrotopia is the latest of clarinettist and conductor Martin Fröst’s ground-breaking projects, challenging the boundaries of how classical music concerts are perceived. Watch a unique concert video from the world premiere with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in Konserthuset Stockholm.

Developed in collaboration with the orchestra (Retrotopia following ‘Dollhouse’ in 2013 and ‘Genesis’ in 2015)  the performance presents unprecedented ways of combining music and gesture, resulting in a thematically cohesive entity.

The clarinet repertoire expands with a visionary piece by Jesper Nordin, Emerge, where the Gestrument (a motion-sensor technology) controls a virtual orchestra based on Fröst’s movements.

The performance also includes Exodus: Departure by Victoria Borisova-Ollas (performed together with choreographer and dancer Virpi Pahkinen), Angelus novus by Jacob Mühlrad, and Nomadia by Martin and his brother, Göran Fröst. All placed in focus alongside the music of Mozart and Beethoven.

Subtitles in English, German and Swedish.

English title Retrotopia
Genre Classical music
Recording location Konserthuset Stockholm
Recording date May/Juni 2018
Production year 2018
Duration 1 hour and 45 minutes
Producer KonserthusetPlay
Production Company Yellow Tone
Director of Photography David Tarrodi
Camera Jesper Klevenås / Iga Mikler / Abram Viklund / Shazi Özdemir / David Tarrodi
Editor David Tarrodi
Light Design Linus Fellbom
Sound Engineer Peder Blom
Audio recorded and mixed by Hans Kipfer
Executive Producer Stefan Forsberg
Orchestra / Band Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Martin Fröst
Soloist Martin Fröst clarinet
Choreography by Virpi Pahkinen

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