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Sauna session: Árdna Ambient presenterer Herding Spaces (at 5PM and 6.30PM)


This Sunday we invite you to an ambient concert with Jo Wang from 5-5.30pm and 7-7.30pm. Come along and enjoy this calm and cosy Sunday in the sauna!

Jo Wang has composed and released electronic music since the late 1980s. His music is often described as visual and in the border between noise/melodic and abstract/figurative. He has extensive experience of adjusting the acoustics in concert halls across Europe using an electronic variable electroacoustic enhancement system.

In his HERDING SPACES project, he combines this technique/technology with his electronic music within improvisation. No room has the same properties. With Pythagoras as a «co-player», the room's physical size and design sets the premises for the tonal registry. During the process the actual space is mirrored with a virtual space. Together they form a relationship, a duet, subject to the room’s physical properties, which forms the framework for the tonal palette.

The audience's presence in the room will also play it’s part in affecting the sound expression.
In this intimate psychoacoustic interaction, the ’live’ concept is expanded into something more than a one way communication from stage to audience. HERDING SPACES is completely linked to the actual live performance happening in just that moment.

A recording under this dogma will only reproduce a one dimensional, bleak version of the performance, missing all the psychoactive processes between the performer and the listener who co-exist in the same acoustical environment and therefore also affect the result.

The different acoustical fingerprints of spaces combined with Jo Wangs musical impro-approach makes every session unpredictable and unique.

Welcome to Sauna Session in our largest sauna, Árdna. The bathing ritual has been an important part of the Nordic way of life for a long time. Our sauna has a pleasant temperature of 60°C. We'll also open Skroget, with a temperature of 70-80°C, if you need a harder steam. Outside, you can enjoy a 7000 litre aquavit barrel that is converted to a sauna of 80-90°C and two cold baths as well as a shower. Wardrobes are right outside Árdna.

Sauna Session often includes a performance by authors, poets, musicians, DJs, slam poets, performance artists or sound works. Check out our program on for more info.

Bring your own towel or rent one in the bar for 50,-. You can also buy a padlock for 50,- if you don’t bring your own. Bathing suits are required in the sauna and we recommend you bring your own flip-flops since the floor can be hot. Please note that you're not allowed to bring your own alcohol. We have a fully licensed bar. Guests under 18 years are not allowed in the sauna in Árdna during the 6-9pm session.

SALT Art - Music is located across the water from the Opera.

Adults: 195kr/3hr
SALT sauna members: 100kr/3hr
Students: 150kr/3hr

The pre-sale will stop at 3pm on the day of the sauna session, but tickets can be bought in the reception area if the session isn't fully booked. The last chance to enter the sauna sessions is 45min before each session ends.

Any extra activites during sauna sessions, like DJs, concerts, performances etc., is an addition to the sauna experience, not an event in itself. When you're booking a ticket for any sauna session, you're buying entrance to the sauna. In the case of a cancellation or last minute changes you will not be entitled to a refund.

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Earlier Event: December 15
Familieforestilling: Snødronningen
Later Event: December 18
Sauna session: Nesten Lættis Impro