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Thu, 21 Sept


Kulturkirken Jakob

Cikada | Ultima

Cikada perform Kristine Tjøgersen's "Night Lives" (2023) World premiere

Cikada | Ultima
Cikada | Ultima

Time & Location

21 Sept 2023, 22:00

Kulturkirken Jakob, Hausmanns gate 14, 0182 Oslo, Norway

About the Event

Buy your tickets here!

Let your eardrums grow on your ribs.

Tongues under the soles of your feet.

Put your hands behind your ears.

There you go. Now you're ready for the night.

When the sun goes down, a whole new world comes to life that most of us know little about. Although we share physical space with these creatures, we rarely meet them. Evolution has given them senses that we humans do not have, senses that allow them to rule the night just as we rule the day.

Composer Kristine Tjøgersen has teamed up with biologist Hanna Bjørgaas, author of the book The Secret Life of the City, lighting designer Evelina Dembacke and set designer Ellen Jerstad. Together with Cikada, who comissioned the work, they will explore the nocturnal animals and their quirky sensory world. Welcome to Nightlife – to the life of those who sing in the dark and communicate on different frequencies.

NB: If you buy a ticket in advance you will receive a Nightlife kit direct from Kristine Tjøgersen in the mail. There you'll find information and activities to get you in the right mood for the night!

Idea and composition

Kristine Tjøgersen

Visual artist and lighting designer

Evelina Dembacke


Ellen Jerstad

Biologist and author

Hanna Bjørgaas

Supported by

FLB, Kulturrådet, Furestiftelsen, Bergesenstiftelsen

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