book launch: music after 22 july

  • Loftet 22 Skippergata Oslo, Oslo, 0154 Norway

On 22 July 2011 Anders Breivik bombed central Oslo and massacred dozens of teenagers at a Labour Party camp on Utøya. The tragedy placed Norway in mourning and alerted the country to the dangers of political extremism. Music played a cathartic role in the aftermath, and in Music after 22 July (published by The Norwegian Academy of Music, Centre for Health), musicians and researchers from the fields of musicology, media, music and health, literature and religion write about how music helped cope with grief and anger, how it brought together people and musicians from different social and ethnic backgrounds, as well as about its use in public and official ceremonies to express the vision of a more inclusive society.

The event will be held in Norwegian and will be followed by Ultima festival´s opening concert with Kringkastingsorkestret at Oslo Domkirke.