Baudelaire & Piano


Susanna has composed a new work based upon the ten poems by Charles Baudelaire (1821-67) from the masterpiece "Les Fleurs du mal", translated into English by Anthony Mortimer. She performs them in their original form at the piano.

Susanna has invited Stina Moltu, who has composed music for cassette especially for the performance at Henie Onstad. The commissioned work contains lights, video, costumes and scenography. Susanna offers a transcendent journey - beauty with a hint of the odd.

Vi møter et uhyggelig rollegalleri med hekser, hedninger, ulver, avvikere, bøller, spøkelser, vampyrer og onde ånder, mens sangene jobber seg gjennom lyst og askese, engler og demoner, ømhet og sadisme. Og tidens – ødeleggerens – nådeløse tann.
— Rob Young
“…it lingers on like a vivid dream.”
— MOJO 4/5
"While Susanna's earlier covers albums exuded a steely hauteur, her latest is more remarkable for its beguiling softness as well as sometimes a woozy feel that benefits the contents absinthe-soaked origins”
— UNCUT Magazine 7/10
"Baudelaire & Piano is a disarming release that cuts through the hubbub and anxiety of these turbulent times; every moment of this is worthy of your attention.”
— Vinyl Chapters 4/5
  • Vocal og piano Susanna Wallumrød
  • Cassette player Stina Moltu
  • Costume and scenography Thale Kvam Olsen
  • Sound design Ingar Hunskaar
  • Light design Gard Gitlestad
  • Video Pekka Stokke
  • Photo/video Carsten Aniksdal
  • French resitation Delphine Dora
  • Production assistant Ida Aurora Ribu