In a unique collaboration with the world famous Munch museum in Oslo, black metal icons Satyricon have created a musical composition in album format specifically to be experienced in a new exhibition titled Satyricon & Munch alongside selected paintings and graphics by Edvard Munch.

Satyricon & Munch Artwork

Discussing Munch’s artistic approach, Satyricon frontman Satyr said:

I don’t paint what I see, but what I saw, was how Munch explained his own artistic approach. While working on this music, I have approached this series of Munch’s works in the same way. “The feeling they have left behind in me”, as he put it, is what I have been trying to evoke, and that’s what the Satyricon & Munch exhibition is all about for me.

The Munch artworks selected for this exhibition draw on existential themes and are carefully curated in order to create rhythms and waves that work in tandem with the music.

“In this show, the public can look forward to an incredible meeting between music and art,” says Munch director Stein Olav Henrichsen. “Munch will continue to offer challenges and surprises with these types of untraditional and exciting culture clashes.”

Watch Satyr’s conversation with Munch curator Trine Otte Bak Nielsen about the exhibition here:

Munch Museum in Oslo is one of the most famous museums in the world, dedicated to the works of famous Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. The museum holds paintings such as The Scream, Madonna and Anxiety. It re-opened in October 2021 with an impressive building in the heart of Oslo, that gained even more attention worldwide. The collaboration between one of the world’s most well-known black metal bands and the museum is unique on a worldwide scale.

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