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Book publication - Impossible Situations: Concerts in the Making

Impossible Situations: Concerts in the Making recounts the journey of a group of artists including performers, composers, an architect, a photographer and a sound engineer, as they explore different ways of making music together.

The book is an experiment in creating original pieces, investigating alternative concert formats and testing new positions for sound, visuals, performers and audiences within the concert space.

Not only has this project thrown bare the processes and the materiality involved in pushing musical boundaries, but it has flattened the musical hierarchy by giving voice to multiple perspectives that are rarely given a voice.

While the lens of photographer Ellen Inga gives a rare glimpse from behind the scenes of contemporary music production, including the more social aspects of travelling and working as a group over long periods of time, the voices of performers Karin Hellqvist and Heloisa Amaral narrate the transformation of the artists as their roles, practices and media intertwine, and as they strive to balance equality, plurality and personal autonomy in a common space of experimentation. 


Impossible Situations: Concerts in the Making

Hard cover
160 pages
Offset printing
24 x 27 cm

Photography by Ellen Inga Hannesdóttir, texts by Karin Hellqvist and Heloisa Amaral with a contribution by Tim Rutherford-Johnson. Design by Janne Riikonen.

First edition of 150 copies
ISBN 978-91-984059-5-8

For orders and further information, see the website of duo Hellqvist/Amaral or send an email.

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