The stakes that we left burning (2022–in progress)

This semi-staged work for saxophones, accordion, double bass and electronics is my work in progress since late 2022 and tells a broken narrative about witchcraft. The music and libretto is by me, and most snippets of text are chosen from research literature on witchcraft. I focus on the effects that witchcraft claims can have on a community that takes the road of culpability and psychological warfare against its members and ultimately itself.

The work of 25 minutes will be premiered in 2023. The work has been funded and is collaborated on with the performers in April 2023 at the Outokumpu Old Mine Residency.