After our first collaboration on MIO, MIN MIO, director Hilde Brinchmann and I rejoined forces with Tigerstadsteatret and Oslo Nye Teater's adaption of Danish author Janne Teller's shocking and intense 2010 youth novel INTET ("Nothing"); a story about brutal, desensitized group dynamics emanating from a young boy's sense of meaninglessness.
Coming straight from the warm, symphonic soundscape of MIO, it became pretty clear that INGENTING was about as directly opposite as you could get. Instead of warm strings, we needed cold and dirty synths. Instead of empathy, we needed apathy. Instead of comforting sounds through troubled times, we needed violent noise that almost makes you want to pull out your hair. This stageplay demands your attention, then pushes further and further until it rips you apart, and then still doesn't let go. This is some of the most intense source material I've ever gotten to work with. It takes its target youth audience VERY seriously and dares to ask some impossibly difficult questions. Luckily, the critics also saw this, awarding INGENTING with the prestigious Hedda Award 2019 for Best Youth Stageplay.
A soundtrack album was released October 25, 2019. It is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer, Google Play, Amazon, and every other decent digital music service.