This collection is marked by a return to color after several years of monochrome palettes. The key piece is a diptych entitled “Orpheus & Eurydice”, two paintings on hospital sheets; the oak frame is decorated with gold leaf.
Prior to the triple solo concerts in Oslo and London in May 2008, Magne had three quietly announced ‘warm up’ concerts at the tiny but cozy Palace Grill in Oslo. He also did a warm up concert for Hove Festival here in June.
In September 2004, Magne opened an exhibition called ‘Payne’s Gray’, which coincided with the publication of a book by the same name, and an album and tour to support the ‘Past Perfect Future Tense’ album.