Oslo Spektrum

Oslo Spektrum

Concert Announcement

Oslo, May 3rd, Spektrum – a unique one-of-a-kind concert with advanced scenography by Void.

In Oslo Spektrum on May the 3rd, a-ha will clear away their normal stage-production to give room for a very different concert performance in collaboration with Void, a computational design studio working in the intersection between design, architecture, art and technology.

This is a unique one-off opportunity to see a very different a-ha show, where known musical material meets new use of technology to create an immersive experience out of the ordinary.

‘We are excited to work with Void, who have done some excellent installations, among others for Kraftwerk, and we welcome this opportunity to try and create something truly extraordinary together’, says Magne Furuholmen.

The scenography will be based on extensive use of volumetric lighting, 3d-scanning technology and audio reactive elements, creating a truly spatial experience that bridges the gap between the band and it’s audience.

“Being trusted with the task of creating our own interpretation of a-ha’s material is not something we take lightly. Then again, we have more than 60.000 square meters of space to play with so I’m pretty sure we can make something that will fulfil our ambition of creating a concert experience like no other”, says Bjørn Staal, designer and programmer at Void.

Set List

I’ve Been Losing You
Cry Wolf
Move to Memphis
Stay on These Roads
The Swing of Things
Cast in Steel
Crying in the Rain
Mother Nature Goes to Heaven
We’re Looking for the Whales
Here I Stand and Face the Rain
Scoundrel Days
Sycamore Leaves
Foot of the Mountain
She’s Humming a Tune
Hunting High and Low

The Sun Always Shines on TV
Under the Makeup
The Living Daylights
Take on Me

Social Media

We’re beginning to see color… #afterglow

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Production ongoing for #Afterglow today. More updates to come! #aha #concerts #ahaoslo16 #oslospektrum

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Final preparations #afterglow #magnefuruholmen #concerts #oslospektrum

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YOU GUYS. This. Will. Be. Amazing. #afterglow #oslospektrum #concerts

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Norsk Hydro has uploaded three Virtual Reality (VR) 360 video clips to YouTube:

Crying In The Rain || Sycamore Leaves || Cry Wolf

The stereoscopic VR-experience is available for Android users directly through the Youtube app. Before you start the video, click the settings icon on the video and select the highest quality for the best VR experience.

For iPhone users, click here for instructions: http://renewbyhydro.com/en/vr-for-iphone

A dedicated app for all platforms will be made available for free download on 19 May with additional content. Read more on: http://renewbyhydro.com/en/hydro-immortalizes-a-ha-in-virtual-reality/

Fan video playlist:


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