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Review of Christmas concert with Alexander Rybak in Fredrikstad 09.12.2012.

Very good pop

Text to picture: Colors: The Artists used various colors in the lightning to make some effect.

Article published in the paper-issue of  Fredrikstad Blad 10.12.2012. Author: Guttorm O. Ihlebæk. Photo: Kent Inge OlsenEnglish translation by Laila S. English revision by Katie Anderson

Concert – dice 5

Seen from a more classical point of view, there are some conditions of  the ‘Stille Natt, Hellig Natt’ Christmas concert’s concept that seem problematic. It is firstly about the authenticity of the concept.
The artists slip in covered by an acoustic backdrop made in an artificial way, while the altar area of the Cathedral is artificially colored with blue light, and later with several other quite flashy colors.
A superb sound system is backing up the singers and the instrumentalists, and they wants us to believe ‘This is how they sing and play’. But this can only be judged without help from the sound system. As a whole, the concept could be seen as smooth, un-authentic and calculated.

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