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Folie à Deux at Sacrum Profanum Festival, Krakow

  • Małopolski Ogród Sztuki 12 Rajska Kraków, małopolskie, 33-332 Poland (map)

Insanity, electricity and love collide in a sonic voyage into the shared psychosis known as ‘folie à deux’, where a delusion is transmitted from one person to another.

A woman is struggling to connect with her lover. He believes that the pylon outside their house has a special power. His delusion passes on to her and, as sparks fly, their madness takes hold.

Songs are woven together for two singers, an acoustic harp and a specially created electro-magnetic harp in this modern folk tale performed against a backdrop of responsive light and sound.

Part staged performance, part concept album, Folie à Deux is a lyrical and intense investigation into love and loneliness within a relationship. 

Folie à Deux is a collaboration between British composer Emily Hall, Icelandic writer Sjón, and brings together classical, electronic and folk sounds. 

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Further information about the festival

Earlier Event: September 28
London Sinfonietta Short, Kings Place, London
Later Event: October 15
Daylight Music Gig