Pop music and true stories about youth, sex and gender.
Working with teenagers from Reykjavik, Iceland, the Teenage Choir of Love and Sex sing songs they have written themselves based on their own romantic and sexual experiences. They sing for themselves and each other. They sing for love, curiosity and heartbreak. They sing for every virgin, every slut and every thirsty bitch – so they never need to feel alone again.
Teenagers and music are made for each other. The songs we listen to in our youth, and the stories they tell, determine how we come to understand ourselves and the world around us, separating right from wrong. But what if all heteronormative pop songs were about something different? Based on stories told by youths, A Teenage Songbook of Love and Sex seeks new ways to talk and think about love, gender, and sex.
Concept and Creation: Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Alexander Roberts
Musically directed and composed with: Teitur Magnússon
Co-authors and performers: Lísbet Sveinsdóttir, Marta Ákadóttir, Salóme Júlíusdóttir, Ísafold Kristín, Katla Sigurðardóttir Snædal, Kolfinna Ingólfsdóttir, Óliver Ali, Uloma Osuala, Una Barkadóttir, Karen Nordquist Ragnarsdóttir, Egill Andrason, Haukur Guðnason, Hanna Gréta Jónsdóttir, Sverrir Gauti Svavarsson og Karólína Einarsdóttir.
Choir-conductors: Sigríður Soffía Hafliðadóttir and Aron Steinn Ásbjarnarson
Premiered: Meteor Festival, BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway and Reykjavík Dance Festival, Tjarnarbío, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Co-produced by: BIT Teatergarasjen, Teenagers in Reykjavík, Reykjavík Dance Festival, the Nordic Residency Platform, NORDBUK and apap – Performing Europe 2020 which is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
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We first saw the work of Ásrún Magnúsdóttir way back in 2018 and we’ve been trying to work with her ever since. She creates brilliant participatory projects with different groups of people. Teenage Songbook, made with Alexander Roberts, is a joyous life affirming experience. Exuding agency, it's a privilege to have these teenagers perform for us.