A Vision of Haugtussa

November 6, 2016 — 74 Comments

Since I started blogging I have met so many supportive and helpful people, people who have inspired me to be myself and pursue my dreams.  One of them is Pascal Barnier, a French artist, and a good friend.  When he listens to my singing he uses his illustrations to share with me what he sees in his imagination.  I find the results absolutely fabulous and have loved sharing them with you all over the last three years.

When he found out that I was to release the “Haugtussa” as an album he decided to produce a video of his images set to my music. When I sing I have in my mind the images of the characters and the story that I am trying to tell, it helps me to find the right emotions to accompany the melodic music and expressive poetry.  So to be able to see what someone else imagines when listening to my singing to me is quite fascinating.

Here is the video and I would love to hear what you think of it.  If you have listened to the Haugtussa, is this how you imagined the story?

iTunes USA https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/haugtussa/id1151773586
iTunes UK https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/haugtussa/id1151773586
CD Baby https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/charlottehoather2

You can also listen to my album by using the streaming services like Deezer, Napster, Spotify, and Apple Music

74 responses to A Vision of Haugtussa


    It’s wonderful Charlotte..so beautiful. One day I will see you sing..you’re amazing.
    So much love, John. X


    Absolutely beautiful. Pascal has a lot of talent.


    Thanks Charlotte – I must say it is very interesting to work with you – And the information that you share your work in Norway, your concert Haugtussa, read the text, translate, listen to you …. it’s very rewarding to have the genesis of the subject to be born images All the best for you my friend.


      Hello Pascal, 
      I’m glad that you find the collaboration interesting. I think it is brilliant to bring different styles of art together to tell a story and to create an atmosphere. 
      Best Wishes, 
      Charlotte 🙋🏼


    I like the video a lot, so full of interesting, glowing images.


    Delightful and appropriate. You fit the pictures, and the pictures fit you, most effectively.
    I love Grieg’s music, so that basis also makes it special.


    Absolutely lovely Charlotte, and I am a great fan of Pascals work, he’s a genius xx

    isabellaesthermariarose November 6, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    You have a beautiful voice, Charlotte. Your friend has produced a lovely video to accompany your song. Enchanting!


    Thumbs up. You have a lovely voice.


    That is a wonderful art works! I am fascinated by many your pictures with different facial expressions and incorporated into the work so well. A great collaborated work between you and him.


      Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed the finished piece! It is always interesting to see how the music and the words of the poems can affect someone else, and I think these particular pictures are stunning. 
      Best Wishes, 


    What a hauntingly beautiful tribute! <3


    I love the video! I was very amused to see you skipping about on the stepping stones! What a clever man Pascal is too, to create something so pretty and amusing.


    Love it! The imagery is perfect for Haugtussa’s tale.


    This is beautiful. The images show you in a whole, new light, Charlotte.


      Hello Terry,
      What a beautiful way to describe the effect of the video. Thank you. I think it is great to see the different ways that music can impact of people and on different creative arts. 
      All My Best Wishes, 


    A superb video – huge congratulations to both you and Pascal for producing it 🙂


    Wonder with you singing, George at the piano, and Pascal’s images. The trifecta.


      Hello Darlene,
      That is a brilliant way to describe the effect. Perhaps I could sing the songs with George in the future with the images projected, it might be an interesting concept. 
      Best Wishes, 


    Such an amazing voice.


    Really beautiful. Great images for a great voice.


    Lovely… the artwork and song! Wonderful piece of music and voice.


    Beautiful visuals,beautiful voice, Charlotte!


    Really really beautiful, and I love the visual effects also.


    This was brilliant because I took the screenshot I had of the meanings of each song and put the English titles into my iTunes. I wanted to buy the album as a CD as well, but I can’t find it, is it available yet?


      That’s a great idea to put the English translation into your iTunes! Yes the CDs have arrived I saw them this weekend all packaged up at my parents, I’ve added it into the Album tab in this blog 😊.
      Best wishes


        I’m going to be a real pain, Charlotte, and send a cheque for the Album (unless you can give me BACs info). I buy masses of stuff on the internet, but I will not agree to PayPal’s current conditions (i.e. agree that they can use my personal details). Sorrryee!


    Beautiful, vintage Charlotte, and may the Lord continue to bless your music is my prayer.


    So beautiful ✨💫


    Absolutely gorgeous. Pascal’s images reflect the story beautifully–what a combination of two brilliant talents, music and art (visual art, I mean).

    Overall, I see the same story of Haughtassa; however, I think everyone visualizes a story just a little differently, which is why it is so nice to see, hear, read, etc. various different insights from different people on the same story. Some of the images I create in my mind are not the same as Pascal’s; yet, I can still understand why he used the ones he did. It enriches our experience in life to see other’s perspectives. I love it!

    Best regards,



      Thank you Cate, I enjoyed seeing the story this way, like yourself mine was slightly different for example in kidlings dance I really enjoyed the way Pascal expressed the Haugtussa’s joy in the hip hoppity in my head it was just the kids jumping and frolicking but this was fun to watch and I often dance around when I’m happy 💃😀.
      Best wishes


    Charlotte, what a fabulous video . I loved it , I hope you sell lots of CD’s.🙂.


    Molto belle a magnifica voce. Complimenti


    You have a beautiful voice, and the video is a fabulous way to present the story and to showcase your talent. Thanks for sharing it, and thank you to Pascal for creating it!


    Excellent, dear Charlotte… I admire your talent… 💞 Wishing you the best, Aquileana 💌


    Great video! You have a lovely voice, Charlotte.


    What a glorious combination! Piano, images, and your voice, which grows ever more expressive and elegant. I especially love Pascal’s wolf. If you met my malamute, you would know why. 🙂 I’m now trotting off to buy your album from CDBaby.


    Having never listened to the Haugtussa before, this presentation was a lovely way to be introduced to the material. It is always fascinating to see what happens in a collaboration and M. Barnier has done an eye-catching work with this one. Loved the collage of photos of you he cleverly placed throughout the video.


      Thank you for your lovely message, Pascal worked hard on this, his attention to fitting the images to the story, even changing the colour of my hair to the Haugtussa’s description was super.
      Best wishes


    Your vocals are gorgeous. I prefer to listen to you without other images. For me (and I don’t speak for everyone), I prefer to pay attention to how brilliantly you phrase each note. You clearly feel the emotional meaning within the music.

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