Eirik Myhr

Peer Gynt: Selvets Keiser AlbumPurchased

During the annual Peer Gynt Festival at Gålå, Norway, a special play was staged in 2013; PEER GYNT: SELVETS KEISER (Emperor of the Self). This was director Svein Sturla Hungnes’ special tribute after 25 years as the festival’s artistic director. In this anniversary performance we meet Peer as a modern, middle-aged businessman and former rock star. He returns to his native village in the Gudbrandsdal Valley and meets himself - first as a young man, and later in his big showdown with himself. One of the many things that separates SELVETS KEISER from previous Peer Gynt performances is the music, composed by Eirik Myhr (also a native of the Gudbrandsdal Valley in Norway). Expanding on some of his own musical themes from 2012’s dance performance PEER GYNT: UTFOR STUPET (Off the Cliff), Myhr lets the new show’s music spread out in many different directions at once – particularly in the show’s first part, which takes place in a glam-filled, sensationalist talk show. The album is divided in two. The first part centers on the eclectic pop songs, featuring the actors from the play. There’s a Leonard Cohen-esque performance by actor Dennis Storhøi (who plays Peer), Karoline Krüger as seductive pop star Anitra and a tune in the style of The Supremes, featuring Charlotte Frogner as the Woman in Green. Part two is something entirely different – an introvert, mellow score that is actually a trip through Peer’s mind, while he is being confronted by old memories. This part is rounded off by a stunning rendition of Grieg’s “Solveig’s Cradle Song”, featuring mezzo-soprano Ingeborg Gillebo. The young Peer is portrayed by Hans Marius Hoff Mittet, whose voice is featured both on the majestic opening act in which the city of Peeropolis is being constructed, as well as the downbeat, mesmerizing “For en underlig sky” (What a strange cloud).
Bonus content included for FREE with purchase of complete release:  Booklet (PDF)
1. Peeropolis 00:04:28 1.00 USD
Main artist Eirik Myhr
Composer Eirik Myhr
Author Henrik Ibsen | Svein Sturla Hungnes
Performers Hans Marius Hoff Mittet | Eirik Myhr | Hilde Kjøll | Gunnhild O. Nordahl | Øyvind Vormeland Salte
Featuring artists Hans Marius Hoff Mittet
Arrangers Eirik Myhr
Producers Eirik Myhr
2. Gyntiana 00:01:59 1.00 USD
Main artist Eirik Myhr
Composer Eirik Myhr
Author Henrik Ibsen | Svein Sturla Hungnes
Performers Eirik Myhr | Anders Krohn
Featuring artists Anders Krohn
Arrangers Eirik Myhr
Producers Eirik Myhr
3. I locked the gate of Paradise 00:02:15 1.00 USD
Main artist Eirik Myhr
Composer Eirik Myhr
Author Henrik Ibsen
Performers Eirik Myhr | Dennis Storhøi | Ingunn Dalland | Marianne Pentha | Charlotte Bredesen
Featuring artists Dennis Storhøi
Arrangers Eirik Myhr
Producers Eirik Myhr
4. The Prophet 00:02:44 1.00 USD
Main artist Eirik Myhr
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Henrik Ibsen
Performers Eirik Myhr | Karoline Krüger
Featuring artists Karoline Krüger
Arrangers Eirik Myhr | Karoline Krüger
Producers Eirik Myhr
5. Kåte, varme 00:02:43 1.00 USD
Main artist Eirik Myhr
Composer Eirik Myhr
Author Henrik Ibsen | Svein Sturla Hungnes
Performers Eirik Myhr | Charlotte Frogner | Ingunn Dalland | Marianne Pentha | Charlotte Bredesen | Hilde Kjøll | Gunnhild O. Nordahl
Featuring artists Charlotte Frogner
Arrangers Eirik Myhr
Producers Eirik Myhr
6. Stemmer fra fortiden 00:04:03 1.00 USD
Main artist Eirik Myhr
Composer Eirik Myhr
Performers Eirik Myhr
Arrangers Eirik Myhr
Producers Eirik Myhr
7. Peer og Solveig 00:03:20 1.00 USD
Main artist Eirik Myhr
Composer Eirik Myhr
Performers Eirik Myhr | Hilde Kjøll | Hilde Nora Ringstad
Arrangers Eirik Myhr
Producers Eirik Myhr
8. Dovregubben 00:02:03 1.00 USD
Main artist Eirik Myhr
Composer Eirik Myhr
Performers Eirik Myhr
Arrangers Eirik Myhr
Producers Eirik Myhr
9. Bøygen 00:02:19 1.00 USD
Main artist Eirik Myhr
Composer Eirik Myhr
Performers Eirik Myhr
Arrangers Eirik Myhr
Producers Eirik Myhr
10. Åses død 00:02:17 1.00 USD
Main artist Eirik Myhr
Composer Eirik Myhr
Performers Eirik Myhr | Hilde Kjøll | Gunnhild O. Nordahl
Arrangers Eirik Myhr
Producers Eirik Myhr
11. For en underlig sky 00:02:02 1.00 USD
Main artist Eirik Myhr
Composer Eirik Myhr
Author Henrik Ibsen
Performers Hans Marius Hoff Mittet | Eirik Myhr
Featuring artists Hans Marius Hoff Mittet
Arrangers Eirik Myhr
Producers Eirik Myhr
12. Begriffenfeldt 00:01:45 1.00 USD
Main artist Eirik Myhr
Composer Eirik Myhr
Performers Eirik Myhr
Arrangers Eirik Myhr
Producers Eirik Myhr
13. Å være seg selv er seg selv å døde 00:04:04 1.00 USD
Main artist Eirik Myhr
Composer Eirik Myhr
Performers Eirik Myhr
Arrangers Eirik Myhr
Producers Eirik Myhr
14. Solveigs vuggevise 00:04:42 1.00 USD
Main artist Eirik Myhr
Composer Edvard Grieg
Author Henrik Ibsen
Performers Eirik Myhr | Ingeborg Gillebo | Hilde Kjøll | Hilde Nora Ringstad | Reinert Indrehus
Featuring artists Ingeborg Gillebo
Arrangers Eirik Myhr
Producers Eirik Myhr
15. Talkshow muzak 00:05:01 1.00 USD
Main artist Eirik Myhr
Composer Eirik Myhr
Performers Eirik Myhr
Arrangers Eirik Myhr
Producers Eirik Myhr