Personnel: Emily Hall (harp); Sofia Jernberg (vocals); Ruth Wall (harp).
Audio Mixers: Valgeir Sigurdsson; Paul Evans .
Liner Note Author: Dr. Lisa Conlan.
Recording information: Electronic Music Studios, Stockholm; Goldsmith Studios, London.
Photographers: Chantal Passamonte; Chris Bigg.
Folie à Deux is a work by British composer Emily Hall, Icelandic writer and frequent Björk collaborator Sjón, Swedish jazz soprano Sofia Jernberg, and British opera tenor Allan Clayton. Composed by Hall for two singers and instruments including acoustic harp and a specially devised electromagnetic harp, Sjón's accompanying story involves a challenged relationship between two lovers, who, in turn, lose their grip on reality. Recorded in London, England and Stockholm, Sweden, the resulting genre-defying soundscape also includes beats and additional electronics by Mira Calix. ~ Marcy Donelson