Lyden av skogen -

The sound of the forest

Performance type: 
Grieghallen, Klokkeklang
40 min

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Ticket prices

  • Standard

    NOK 180
  • Senior citizen

    NOK 162
  • BT Fordel

    NOK 135
  • Children under 16

    NOK 100
  • BT Fordel Children under the age of 16

    NOK 75
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children under the age of 16) - Price per ticket

    NOK 105
  • Family (2 adults + 1 child under the age of 16) - Price per ticket

    NOK 106
  • Family (1 adult + 2 children under the age of 16) - Price per ticket

    NOK 96

A playful concert experience.

On a walk in the forest, little T-Sound gathers sounds for his collection while his companion Boss insists they should use the sounds to create a museum. 

The story of this newly written children's performance is told through song, music and giant, colourful illustrations created by the children's book author Åshild Kanstad Johnsen. She is the creator of the books about Kubbe and is known for her characteristic, delightful drawings.

The music was written by this year's festival composer in residence, Øyvind Torvund, for the piano and percussion quartet Yarn/Wire. During the festival, a new version of the performance will be premiered. Torvund's music consists of both sci-fi sounds, synth melodies and recordings from nature and is performed on a variety of instruments.

The proposal for a children's performance originally came from the American quartet Yarn/Wire, who have collaborated with Torvund for a number of years.

'I liked the idea of writing for children, and imagined a kind of 1970s muppet show that was about recording sounds and using them in a large exhibition,' says Torvund.

Photo above: Yarn/Wire (photo: Pascal Perich) and illustration by Åshild Kanstad Johnsen


Read more about Festival composer Øyvind Torvund.

See also Yarn/Wire in concert with JACK Quartet on Friday 31 May in Håkonshallen.

Recommended age



  • Åshild Kanstad Johnsen author, illustrator, concept

  • Øyvind Torvund composer, concept

  • Ingrid Askvik dramaturgy, direction

  • Katrine Lunde Mackenzie, Sigmund Njøs Hovind cast

  • Maciej Lewandowski projection, animation design

  • ​​Yarn/Wire

  • Laura Barger piano

  • Julia Den Boer piano

  • Russell Greenberg percussion

  • Sae Hashimoto percussion

More to be announced.

A collaboration between

​Festspillene i Bergen, Rainy Days Luxembourg, Wien Modern, the Momentary, Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Festival Musica Strasbourg and Elbphilharmonie

Music by

  • Torvund


Øyvind Torvund (1976–)
The sound of the forest

Supported by

Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation and The Bergesen Foundation

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