New music and costumes by the pioneer of contemporary fashion
Originally from Sweden, composer Mikael Karlsson currently works in New York. His score will be played from a recording. Karlsson is Ekman’s trusted composer partner, who has created the music for several of Ekman’s most important works. He has also composed, for example, for contemporary opera and video games.
The costumes of the production are by the Danish Fashion designer Henrik Vibskov. The Design Museum, while hosting an exhibition of Vibskov’s work, described him as the pioneer of contemporary fashion and likened him to Gyro Gearloose, the unorthodox inventor of the Donald Duck comics. This helps explain why his imaginative visual approach is a perfect match for Ekman’s absurd productions.