NOCTURNE
for babies and their sleepy adults

 

with SCANDINAVIAN SINGING CLUB
Listen to tracks and download the full song album via: BandCamp

Performed by

Åshild Bjørkeng Haugen, Marta Mathea Radwan, Mia Theil Have, Lele Mancini-Olivos, Greg Gottlieb


Concept/Director/Design

Musical Director

Mia Theil Have
Marta Mathea Radwan

'Nocturne for babies and their sleepy adults' 

is a new concert performance for 0-3 year olds and their sleepy adults.

The piece invites babies and toddlers to indulge in close-harmony singing, to enjoy the vibes of the big double base, that often rocks it's own violin baby, and to explore the many different percussion instruments, and their own new kinds of rattles! It is a time and space to play, crawl, dance, make noises and sounds, and... to sleep and dream. ​

One lullaby is sung to the trees and birds in the forest, another for the little boat, that falls asleep at the bottom of the sea in a treasure box, one is for Jumbo in the jungle, where some animals sleep tight, others roam nocturnally. A mother dances with her baby in arms looking to the moon, and the trollmum ties the tails of her 11 small trolls as she puts them to bed. 

Scandinavian Singing Club was formally founded in London in 2015 with conductor/singer Marta Mathea Radwan, singer Åshild Bjørkeng Haugen and founder/singer Mia Theil Have. The trio has performed at charity events, concerts and to their online followers since.

 

With this project they comes the release of their first album with Scandinavian lullabies from the performance, and a booklet will be made with artworks for each lullaby by Nick Hayes and lyrics in original languages and English translations by playwright Peter Oswald. 
Download the full album via BandCamp
And order the book by contacting us via this website 


With this performance we would like to reach both the very youngest, as well as their adults who go through big life changes as they welcome babies into their lives. The concert performance is equally entertaining and aimed at both generations, and it is a place to take inspiration to home, supported by the booklet with lyrics and images connected to the performance and the album of songs. 

'Nocturne for babies and their sleepy adults'  is part of the Riotous Company's concert performances together with 'Scherzo for piano and stick' and 'Divertimento for rope and strings', bridging story, movement and imagery with excellent and diverse music performances. 

Photos Tommy Bay