The Danish artist, Ras Bolding, is back with his popular HCA Suite, which celebrates The Snow Queen, The Shadow, The Fir Tree, The Story of a Mother, The Little Mermaid, and The Little Match Girl. The next performances are scheduled to take place at 1700 and 2000 on 25 August 2023 at Kulturmaskinen Odense, and admission is free.
Drawing on the source material by Hans Christian Andersen, the HCA Suite interprets the stories through electronic music combined with goth, punk, classical music, folk music, 8-bit, and Asian sounds. The line-up features Bolding (vocals, synthesizers and Commodore 64), Olivia Obskur (extra vocals and synthesizer), and Alex Anarki (synthesizer). Together with the music, American Max Kaos will perform live hologram graphics specifically designed and updated for the shows, while screens with illustrations created for the performances by Italian Penelope Ramon add to the multimedia experience.
Bolding says, “The musical project is an enduring attempt to delve into Hans Christian Andersen as the writer rather than the tourist icon. It is an attempt at highlighting the dark aspects that are also central to Andersen’s storytelling and are very much part of many of his classic fairy tales we believe we know so well.”