Photo: Fabrice Zindy
Aksel Kolstad was on October 10th 2012 officially announced to be a “Munch-artist” and an international “Edvard Munch Ambassador”. – Kolstad will carry Munch on his musical and artistic shoulders, says Front-of-House Manager at the Munch Museum in Oslo, Cécile Therond Hjelm. – Aksel Kolstad will revitalize the artist and provocateur Edvard Munch through his powerful music and his artistic projects world wide. Once a month Kolstad will perform his “Munch reflection-recitals” in Oslo at the same time as his ateiler, Café de Concert at Tjuvholmen, this will become the second home of the Munch. The first home of Munch lies in the heart of the Norwegian people.
“To me Munch is Shostakovitch mixed with deadly strawberries on canvas” – Aksel Kolstad
Great fun with such a big turnout at the Munch museum yesterday!! Next concert is on February 2nd at 1 pm:) New music, new Munch stories and new interpretations about the man, the myth and the guy who's probably love an iPhone (not me, Munch!) This time I was tossing around some thoughts about Munch´s brain and his appartement. Paralels and differences. And why, in my opinion, it had to be that way. "Once upon a time there was an artist that had so much on his mind that he had no place left for anything in his apartment"