A Vision of Haugtussa

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 thoughts on “A Vision of Haugtussa

  1. 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.

    1. 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 🙋🏼

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

    1. 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, 

    1. 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, 

    1. 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, 

  5. 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?

    1. 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

      1. 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!

  6. 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,


    1. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

    1. 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

  10. 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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