Music-wise one of the more experimental and avantgardish projects I’ve been involved in. Which I love! The radio documentary Blod, Svette og Olje (“Blood, Sweat and Oil” – the title was actually my idea)  is the story about the people working at the car scrap yard Brødrene London, located in the eastern outskirts of Oslo. A huge part of the sound of this mini-score consists of sounds I sampled at inside the factory itself, and the workers themselves form the “workers’ choir” shouting the programme’s main title. Brødrene London is a family business through generations, with Jewish origins. The score’s strict “musical palette” – consisting mostly of machine sounds and atonal-ish melodic themes – deals with both the good days of this family business, and its much darker backstory.

Music by Eirik Myhr
Recorded January-February 2012

ALL INSTRUMENTS AND PROGRAMMING: Eirik Myhr
WORKER’S CHOIR: The Brødrene London staff

nrkClient: NRK Radiodokumentaren
Director: Guri Skeie