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DuEtS are meDuEtS are recorded Zoom split screen meetings between two artists, a guest and a host. The guest starts with a story, a song, a poem, whatever. This inspires the host to do an unprepared thing. And then they swap.

Svend-Erik Engh: “I am telling stories to someone. There has to be a listener. When I started telling stories to the camera on my computer, I couldn’t make it come alive. So I tried to figure out what to do about that.
FOR a long time I had the idea of inviting artists into a pub here in Edinburgh, where I live. The two of us should then share songs, stories, poems what ever.
THEN came the C-19. I was trying to figure out what to do here in my room in Edinburgh and a thought came to me. I could combine the meetings between two artists and the Zoom split screen.
I have now made a series of these online meetings and I call them DuEtS.
That is the story of how DuEtS came to be. Two artists, four expressions.”

DuEt marathon

Svend-Erik Engh has created 25 of these wonderful conversations and he would like to celebrate this silver event with a DuEt with more than two people. So here you have a DuEt with seven artists telling stories, singing songs, playing music.

DuEt, Gauri Raje the potter and Shiva, the tigers of Borneo, the tiger’s whiskers and the horse

A DuEt is an online streamed meeting between two artists. Gauri Raje is born in India and right now she is India studying traditional storytelling. Svend-Erik Engh is so happy to meet this wonderful storyteller in a DuEt, SE in Edinburgh, Scotland and Gauri Raje in India. Gauri tell the story of the potter thatContinue reading “DuEt, Gauri Raje the potter and Shiva, the tigers of Borneo, the tiger’s whiskers and the horse”

DuEt in Danish – Carsten Islington, om at rejse og sanse, om at være fattig i et fremmed land, om trolde og børn

Carsten Islington er en af de rigtigt garvede fortællere. Svend-Erik og Carsten har arbejdet sammen på kryds og tværs i fortællingens univers. Carsten slutter DuEtten af med at sige: “Ja, jeg kan ikke ryste dig af, du kommer igen hele tiden i mit liv.” Det glæder mig uendeligt meget, at han siger det med etContinue reading “DuEt in Danish – Carsten Islington, om at rejse og sanse, om at være fattig i et fremmed land, om trolde og børn”

DuEt Virginia Bjertnes – devil town, two horns/two wishes, cow/horse/sheep, a kiss from a dead man

Virginia and I holds the same story – we both moved to Scotland four years ago and we love our new country. Virginia is called by a new job to go to back to Schweitzerland. I am planning to stay here. Virginia starts with a story about a village in her homecountry and we understandContinue reading “DuEt Virginia Bjertnes – devil town, two horns/two wishes, cow/horse/sheep, a kiss from a dead man”

DuEt David Campbell soup, fiddleplaying, love making, challenges in frost and more soup!

David Campbell is an institution in the Scottish Storytelling. He has been telling stories and holding ceilidhs in his apartment in Edinburgh for more than fifty years. It is an honour and joy to do this DuEt together with David. And the first thing David did was to show us around in the living roomContinue reading “DuEt David Campbell soup, fiddleplaying, love making, challenges in frost and more soup!”

DuEt in Danish: Pernille Stockfleth, Geishas and Dragør, South Bridge and Bell’s Wynd.

Pernille Stockfleth er fuld af fart og liv. Det er altid en fornøjelse at være i Pernille’s selskab og sådan var det også på denne skønne majdag. Vi udvekslede historier på livet løs. Først fortalte Pernille en af hendes egene historier om en japansk geisha. Det fik Svend-Erik på banen med en lokal historie (Edinburgh,Continue reading “DuEt in Danish: Pernille Stockfleth, Geishas and Dragør, South Bridge and Bell’s Wynd.”

DuEt: Tim Porteus, folktales, myths and a scary giant story!

Tim Porteus is a wonderful storyteller from Edinburgh. He tells a story about a cow from the highland of Scotland. He misses the beauty of the highlands now in a lockdown. Svend-Erik shares a story of Audhumbla, the cow that gave milk to Ymer, the first giant. Svend-Erik shares a story about the seven stars,Continue reading “DuEt: Tim Porteus, folktales, myths and a scary giant story!”

DuEtS: Mairi Campbell 1+2 – impro and stories – song, stories and a tune

The first DuEt have five parts: Mairi improvise, I tell a story from the northern Canada as a response to the sounds in the improvisation, then I tell a story from Namibia honouring Unity Oliver, an actress from Namibia. The grandmother is dancing and so did Unity in our theatre project. Mairi takes the songContinue reading “DuEtS: Mairi Campbell 1+2 – impro and stories – song, stories and a tune”

DuEt in Swedish and Danish: Anna Lundquist – folkeeventyr, egne fortællinger og en sang

DuEtTeN starter med at Anna fortæller en historie, vi tror vi alle kender. Dernæst fortæller Svend-Erik om at finde svamp i skoven. Så fortæller Svend-Erik en historie om Staffan og Karl, brødre fra Småland engang i 1890 – tallet. Anna afslutter med en skøn sang. Det var denne svamp, som på en nat dukkede opContinue reading “DuEt in Swedish and Danish: Anna Lundquist – folkeeventyr, egne fortællinger og en sang”

DuEt in Danish: Jens Peter Madsen – erindringer på dansk

I DuEtTeN føres vi ind i det okkulte. Jens Peter boede i en lejlighed i Odense, hvor det trak på gulvet, uhhhh, og ved slutningen af den historie føler Svend-Erik, at det trækker på gulvet i Edinburgh, der hvor han bor nu. Svend-Erik fortæller inspireret af den historie, hvordan Jannik fik en spansk heksejæger fraContinue reading “DuEt in Danish: Jens Peter Madsen – erindringer på dansk”

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