NYNO / Dahl: Closer to you -
A concert with organ and brass
Wednesday 28 October in Røa church, at 1930
The pandemic forces us to keep our distance. Sometimes you have to lose something to understand what you had - in our time there is physical closeness with friends and family. Closer to you! becomes a concert where we search for closeness - closeness to music, history, our roots and to each other.
March 12, 2020 closed the country - we chose to go into lockdown to fight Covid-19. As a result of social distancing, we began to seek closeness to the food we eat, the house we live in and the body we live in. Baking bread, renovations, trips, literature and music - we immersed ourselves in the close things, what was around us. It was just at this time that Ørjan Matre wrote Four pieces about distance to us. Miss told through sound and a desire to embrace people with music - like a warm hug through sound waves.
At all times in human history, we have gathered when the crisis strikes. When we gather we have sung together, for comfort and togetherness. We call these songs hymns. Many of them are hundreds of years old, but we do not forget them - they connect us with the past and the people around us. That's why all works in Closer to You! founded in hymns. We have to sing them alone this time, but when the sounds hit each other, magic occurs - that's what we call music.