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Urmakarens Hjarte


The theatre production Urmakarens hjarte (The Heart of the Watchmaker) is an adventurous thriller for youngsters inspired by Norwegian folk mythology and modern fantasy literature. It is based on a script by Miriam Prestøy Lie, and directed by Torkil Sandsund.

Urmakarens Hjarte will be touring Western Norway and Oslo in the spring of 2012.




The 12 year old girl Runa lost her mother in an accident. On her birthday she suddenly finds herself in a magic forest, and meet a bat. He tells her that in the forrest time has stopped, and love is but a faint and dying echo. Is this somehow related to Runa’s secret?

Sound and video conjures up a visual sound work, with the folk singer Unni Løvlid and four actors on the stage. The play is a scary, funny and beautiful fairy thriller for youngsters.


Script: Miriam Prestøy Lie
Direction/music/sound design: Torkil Sandsund
Actors: Per Vidar Annfinsen, Laufey Elíasdóttir, Morten Espeland, Unni Løvlid og Irene Waage
Stage design/costume design/video set design/papercuts: Dordi Strøm
Video: Amanda Steggel
Lighting design_ Torkel Skjærven
Programming/sound design/sound spatialisation: Trond Lossius, Mattias Arvastsson, Ricardo del Pozo
Mask design: Julie Clark
Props: Hroar Hesselberg
Light/touring: Odd Magne Herland
Producer: Ingrid Hansen


Urmakarens hjarte is produced by Sandsund/Lie in Dale in Sunnfjord in collaboration with Sogn og Fjordane Teater, Rogaland Teater and Førdefestivalen. Supported by Norwegian Arts Council, Fond for lyd og bilde, Fond for utøvande kunstnarar, Sogn og Fjordane fylkeskommune, Sparebanken Sogn og Fjordane and BEK – Bergen Center for Electronic Arts.

Sound is reproduced using a 16 channel loudspeaker system, and a custom live sound spatialisation system has been developed for the production, using Max and Jamoma.



Me and Torkil Sandsund working on
sound design and spatialisation in Dale.