The choir work "Luften makar sig mödosamt" was performed in the Norwegian Championship for Choirs, October 2017. The chamber choir A Cappellissimo achieved 91 points from the jury and reached the final with their performance of this music by Martin Smidt (lyrics Torill Smidt). 

The work was published by Norsk Musikforlag AS in Swedish and English versions in spring 2017 (see link). A Cappellissimo has commissioned an extension of the work into more movements (total 45 minutes) for a premiere in 2018. The Norwegian Composer´s Fund has granted support for the production.