Our Anna Larsson as Computa (pre-recorded voice from the future)in The Tale at KTH reactor Hall.
The opera “The Tale of the Great Computing Machine” is based on the book of the same title, written by Hannes Alfvén, a Professor at KTH, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1970.
“The Tale of the Great Computing Machine” was written in 1966 by KTH Professor and Nobel Laureate Hannes Alfvén. What was originally intended to be a bedtime story for his grandchildren gradually grew into an observation about our relationship with nature and technology. “The Tale of the Great Computing Machine” is a story written in a distant future, where the significance of humans is reduced to an evolutionary step on the road to a wise and all-knowing computer. In the book, Alfvén envisages a great deal of the developments we are already a part of today, and the relationship between humans and technology makes it continuously relevant.
The story is now being given a new form and interpreted in an innovative opera, produced by KTH and Stiftelsen Internationella Vadstena-Akademien under the artistic direction of Carl and Åsa Unander-Scharin.
Performers Computa (alto) Anna Larsson (pre-recorded voice from the future) Argon (dancer) Arina Trostyanetskaya Hydrogenii (soprano) Elísabet Eínarsdottir Oxygeni (mezzo) Linnea Andreassen Nitritio (baritone) Jakob Högström Carbon (bass) John Erik Eleby
Non human performers Robot "Queen"YuMi IRB 14000-501646 (ABB) Robot "King"YuMi IRB 14000-500269 (ABB) The Vocal Chorder* The Observer* Gestural Obbligato & Mimicking Organ* The Suspended Choir* Skandiaorgeln