Is it the goosebumps you get from hearing a freakishly good song? Is it the excitement you feel when getting a new genious idea? Is it the warmth of someone’s arm around you when walking the streets of Örebro? Is it the joy of finding a new business opportunity. Or is it that feeling of anticipation when they finally turn down the lights in the cinema.
To us, it’s all of those things – and much, much more.
Live at Heart is one of Scandinavia’s biggest showcase festivals and industry conferences. We are showcasing the stars of tomorrow and bringing creative professionals together to inspire, learn and create. During Live at Heart, hundreds of artists, filmmakers, industry delegates and thousands of Live at Heart fans come together in the heart of Örebro. They come from different backgrounds, cultures and industries. But they do have one thing in common.
They are all here to discover sensation.
We are thrilled to have Canadian award-winning international touring artist, Rozalind MacPhail returning to Live at Heart. She will be performing the World Premiere of her live music and film project, "Don't Let Me Fall Too Far" on Sept 6th. The project tells a timeless story of self-discovery experienced by a young woman navigating her way through a vulnerable period in her life. She’s haunted by strange visions guiding her to unfamiliar places as she explores an expansive city of industrial giants, natural wonders and aging Victorian neighbourhoods. MacPhail's electrifying live music score features vocals, looped effected flutes and electronics. This is not to be missed! Screening right before A Star is Born on Sept 6th at 19:30 at the Outdoor Cinema, Stortorget.
The Black Belt Songwriting camp at Live@Heart has some really interesting advantages compared to traditional camps arranged by publishers and record companies. Not only does it occur right in the middle of the action at Scandinavias biggest show case festival (tickets included), it is also managed by a team with a special approach to supporting collaboration. The hosts are actively involved before, during and after the camp to make sure productions gets finished and really level up to get competitive. Part of the Black Belt Camp’s DNA is the global presence, fully implemented in the Online editions. The Live@Heart Camp will, as well, present a chance to get connected with songwriters, artists and producers from parts of the world outside the North America/Western Europe sphere. Vitalizing and energizing from the view of an artist/songwriter, interesting from a publishers view (new talents, new markets, new connection). Treat your songwriters/artists to a ticket, to boost creativity and carry them forward. You will see results! For more information:
Enfo bjuder tillsammans med Live at Heart Creative in till Kidzhack! Låt ditt barn få utforska teknik på ett engagerande och spännande sätt. Använda sin fantasi och låta kreativiteten flöda. Vi tror att programmering är en viktig nyckel för barn att förstå sin omvärld. Om man inte förstår hur världen är uppbyggd, hur ska man då kunna vara med och förändra den? Tillsammans med barnen bygger vi spel i Construct3. Aktiviteten är bäst lämpad för barn i 8-12 års åldern men även äldre och yngre har roligt på Kidzhack. Vi bjuder på pizza! Klicka vidare på länken för att komma till anmälan.
Flux is a band that has now begun to get a bigger fanbase and their album "Pluralism" which was nominated for both the Golden Melody Awards and the Golden Indie Awards. Flux blends modern dance music with rock and is the perfect mix for partying. It is thanks to the collaboration with Golden Melody Awards that Live at Heart gets in tomorrow's stars from Asia. Last year, the rap group Yeemao joined Live at Heart. One part of Yeemao is Leo Wang who became the male artist of the year at the Golden Melody Awards 2019. A gala saw by millions of people across Asia. "They are stars coming to Örebro and playing at Live at Heart. It is a little like for a Swedish fan that Håkan Hellström was in New York. Flux was our first choice this year when we were in Taiwan and watched the selections at the Golden Melody Festival. Flux is just where the pop today mixes east and west ". Says Peter Åstedt who is her hand on international bookings. The collaboration also means that GMA will take out a western act that will play at the Golden Melody Festival in Taipei where they gather most of the key players for the Asian market. The festival is also just before the Golden Melody Awards and the artists who are selected may walk on the red carpet on the gala as VIP guests and mingle with the cream of the Asian music industry. Live at Heart gets visitors from a team from Taiwan to check out next year's artist who gets the chance to go. The artists that have visited GMA before is The Magnettes and Royal Prospect and with the results that their songs been covered in Asia. That they have standing invitations to play at several Asian festivals. Both bands are a special invitation to play on Live at Hearts 10th Anniversary.
Filmfoten has been awarded since 1998 in appreciation to creators in the art of film. This year the prize is awarded by the Live at Heart festival, Örebro Filmförening and Film i Örebro län. Earlier recipients are Anna Weitz (Förvaret 2018), Abbe Hassan, Ivicia Zubac and the production company Indian summer (Måste Gitt 2017), and Linus Andersson, Eleni Young and David Sandberg (Kung Fury 2016). This year, Filmfoten will be awarded to the production company Crazy Pictures. The jury’s motivation: ”With striking visual storytelling and humor, they repeatedly raise important social issues in their short films. They have inspired a younger generation of filmmakers to seize their creativity and passion, and have proven that a budget never has to stand in the way of success. This collective from Norrköping has, with their feature film debut Den blomstertid nu kommer, made the impossible possible and shook the Swedish film industry forever. The Live at Heart festival’s Filmfoten 2019 will be awarded to Crazy Pictures”. The prize will be awarded September 7th 19:00 at the Hjalmar Bergman theater.
Each year the Live at Heart festival pays tribute to an individual or group with the prize of Musikörat for an outstanding and unique contribution to the Swedish music culture. Earlier recipients of Musikörat are the #närmusikentystnat movement (2018), Malena Ernman and Alexander Goldmann (2017), Göran Samuelsson (2016) and Hilda Sandgren and Tomas Ledin (2015). This year the Musikörat will be awarded to the music journalist and author Fredrik Strage. The jury’s motivation: ”From the early 1990s he has worked in the service of music through his texts and podcasts. With knowledge and the right tone he paints stories around artists and their work which open doors to both the narrow and the broad. To us, he has proved that he really does have an ear for music. And now he will get another. The Live at Heart festival prize Musikörat 2019 will be awarded to the music journalist and author Fredrik Strage.” ”To be awarded Musikörat is deeply flattering. It is extra fun that the prize is awarded by a jury that keep track and not voted by the people. In addition, I have been close to wiping out my hearing at several concerts, such as when Bolt Thrower reached 130 decibels, so having an extra ear could be handy. As a recipient, I pledge to continue to fight for the live music in Sweden and continue to pay attention to artists that are being overlooked by the mainstream media." Musikörat will be awarded during the Live at Heart opening gala on September 4th. Copyright/fotograf: Pär Olsson