poster design by

Cristian Vogel

Siegmar Aigner
Muriel Romero
Valeriya Olkhova

Cristian Vogel
Muriel Romero

Light Design:
Sune Peterson

Costume Design:
Valeriya Olkhova ( VOFT )

Additional Scenography:

3D Audio Technology:
Sonic Emotion Labs

Speaker Technology:
Nordic Pro Audio/APG

Amplifier Technology:

Sound Design Technology:
Symbolic Sound Kyma
NeverEngine Labs

Video Documentation:
The Automatic Message

Daniel Alonso Van Camp

His intentions are to manufacture a blend of sounds that connect with the nervous system to affect a direct, immediate emotional response.

Ibiza Spotlight

The deeper you listen, the more microscopic textural elements blossom into finely detailed patterns.


‘Merman’s Dream’ is unbearably beautiful in its own wailing chaos of drifting, diffuse forms.

BS Magazine

Can't make it to Aarhus?

Don't worry, we are making a documentary about it...

Help crowdfund a documentary on the ethical crowdfunding platform StartNext. The film focusses on the electronic innovator’s upcoming “creation for immersive sound and live performance,” The Ballad Of Agnete And The Merman. It will be filmed and directed by Vancouver based AV artists, The Automatic Message.

Cristian Vogel presents

The Ballad of Agnete and The Merman

18/19/20 June 2017 at Godsbanen Aarhus

A performance piece for spatial sound and music created by electronic music composer Cristian Vogel and a team of international collaborators.

Commissioned for the official programme of Aarhus European Capital of Culture 2017, the piece borrows from the symbolism and narrative of a well known Danish folk ballad, a story of love, loss and impossible migrations.

The Åbnescene theatre at Godsbanen in Aarhus will be transformed into an immersive sonic environment, inviting the audience to participate in a sophisticated music and choreographic experience. The production unites electronic music, fashion, architecture and innovative audio technology to reframe the ballad in a modernist setting.

What can bring us together when we come from different worlds?

Spatial sound and live performance will emphasise the potential we all have to become more aware of a unifying presence within complex situations, as we observe ourselves engaging with extraordinary phenomena. Perhaps this collective experience may help to resolve Agnete and the Merman’s heartbreaking dilemma.

Thankyou to our partners:

Aarhus2017 City of Aarhus Danish Arts Foundation Danish Composers Society

For more information…