Wooden Elephant are a contemporary classical string quintet who reimagine classic electronic-based albums and present them in their entirety as totally acoustic, longform contemporary classical concert works.
At the Northern Lights Festival, they present their version of one of the most important pop / rock records on this side of the 2000s - Radiohead’s Kid A.
On their website Wooden Elephant describes their own work:
Wooden Elephant’s 2018 recycling of Kid A takes the blueprint from their previous year's version of Björk’s Homogenic and pushes it to extremes. A whole new world of electronic sounds and atmospheres calls for a whole new set of extended techniques and additional objects, and so Kid A saw Wooden Elephant exploring the acoustic possibilities of — among others — handheld fans, bluetack, bathroom sink plug chains, paper, and power drills.
The concert is in collaboration with ILIOS Contemporary Music Festival in Harstad.
Aoife Ní Bhriain