Record release and performance by Copenhagen based opera ensemble, Lol Beslutning.
UG Kunsthalle Zürich (starts in carpark, weather permitting)
Lol Beslutning’s experimental approach to performance has seen repeated transformation. The same group that gained a nationwide following in Denmark as punk band Synd og Skam departed from pop music around 2015, turning to choral lectures, plays and elaborate 'tutti-songs in opera format’ which, delivered with the conviction and staging of an underfunded high school production, have since toured major art institutions, festivals across Europe.
Perhaps the most popular of these is the teen drama Destina & Destine. Told from inside an SUV in a rained out carpark, it follows two characters on a double helix journey: their paths entwining and unravelling as their friendship is tested by emo-emotions, duelling expectations and a mysterious double murder.
Having performed at Kunsthalle Zürich in 2017, the group return two years on to revisit the opera’s defining scenes, untangle its hidden narratives, preview an unseen sequel and release an LP documenting the work's four year evolution.