Oak & Mayfly was written by Bjørn Morten Christophersen for contemporary chamber choir Schola Cantorum back in 2014. A piece based on a fairy tale by H. C. Andersen about how time is percieved by and old oak tree and a mayfly.
The piece was premiered at the choirs 50th anniversary in 2014 and last week they shared the mesmerizing video for the piece.
To visualize it, Schola Cantorum engaged Danish video artists Frigge Fri who captures the story behind the piece through two ballet dancers from the Royal Ballet School in Copenhagen in a nine minute, intense black and white film.
See the video for Oak & Mayfly below: