Bernhard Schimpelsberger’s compositions for strings, percussion and voice offer a fascinating interpretation of the tenderness, intensity and sadness within the story. He writes “I wanted to create a sound world that was multi layered and colourful. The layers are related to Glansvit’s personality. She was a princess with stunning beauty. Yet she was radical freedom fighter who decided to commit suicide as a protest to her imprisonment.” Inspired by the natural beauty of remote northern Sweden - its icy blues and whites, and the dancing of the Northern Lights - Schimpelsberger worked closely with the dance production throughout his compositional process, travelling to Sweden on numerous occasions over the 18 months of writing.