Tomorrow in a year


When I interviewed Karin Dreijer Andersson from The Knife at Berghain back early last year she already told me about the Electronic Opera project about Charles Darwin’s evolution theory that they had been working on with the performance group Hotel Pro Forma. Sadly I missed it when it was finally performed in Dresden in the fall. A week ago it was on stage again in Stockholm and a few friends and I took the chance and booked a flight to see it.

I am not an expert on Operas and on modern dance. And to be honest I’m not a big fan of either of them. But this production was really amazing for me. The combination of the dark electronic tunes of The Knife that strongly remind me of Fever Ray with high pitched Opera singing really goes under your skin.

For those who did not get a chance to see the Opera Tomorrow, In A Year they released a studio version of it that I can warmly recommend. It is a collaboration of The Knife, Mt. Sims and Planningtorock. It is available only at and will be in stores early March. After the jump you can see a trailer of the Opera and prelisten to the album.

Oh and btw: Rumor has it, that The Knife’s Olof Dreijer is working on a new electronic Opera that will premier at Berghain very soon.

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