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YAM Producers Forum '24

The YAMsession Producers Forum turns good productions into great ones!

The YAMsession Producers Forum brings together a local young audiences production with international producers and performance experts.

The production first performs live for the YAMsession with their existing work

After they are whisked away by the producers and over the course of the next 2 days they work together to make a 'new' production


It is presented again on the final day. The whole process is followed by the audience who is encouraged to give input and reflections on what transforms a good production into a great one!

Meet the Production

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Slåtter fra Gaupdalen / Tunes from the Lynx Valley

You reach the summit just as the northern sun is disappearing over the horizon. The day’s last golden rays light up the landscape lying between the mountains – green fields flecked with snow, farms and villages spread out along the river. What’s that sound you can hear – a lonely violin, or just the wind playing tricks on your ear?

If this place sounds like a fairytale, that’s because it only exists in a dream. Gaupdalen, or Lynx Valley, is an imaginary realm where Johanna-Adele Jüssi mentally teleports whenever she is performing and composing. It’s a visionary place. A utopian jigsaw puzzle pieced together from many of the northern European regions she has travelled. Meaning that it sounds familiar and yet... never quite like anything you’ve heard before.

Johanna-Adele Jüssi – fiddle, viola, vocals
Bendik Lund Haanshus – guitars, electronics
Christo Stangness – double bass

Meet the Producers

Cédric Van Caillie 


Singer and guitarist with the Brussels-based band BaliMurphy, Cédric Van Caillie trained in stage coaching at the Studio des Variétés in Paris.


He has collaborated with numerous bands in Belgium, including Nicola Testa, Kris Dane, Ulysse, Typh Barrow, Faon Faon, Moaning Cities, Grangeorge, and Dalton Telegramme.


His work also extends to Switzerland, where he has teamed up with Alejandro Reyes and Sayam, and to Haiti for the Ewa Haiti project, which involved creating a show with Haitian musicians that culminated in a 12-date tour in Belgium and France.

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More Producers coming soon!

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Discover previous Producers Forums!

Porin String Quartet | 2015 

For the Producer's Forum 2015, the Porin String Quartet was challenged and supported by producers Wouter Van Looy (Zonzo Compagnie, Belgium) and Katarina Bonander (Musik Uppland, Sweden) to bring their performance to the next level.

Kraja | 2014

In November 2014 in Umeå (Sweden), two producers from two different countries, having never each other, were set to work with Kraja, a local Swedish vocal quartet. The aim was to look at their performance for young audiences with new eyes and ears and to see what they could do together.

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