On October 1st 2017, Gravity of Life was performed in a sixth version, as part of my viva at Malmö Academy of Music (MAM). Together with Operaimprovisatörerna (OI), Jonatan Sersam and Kristofer Langerbeck, light design, the solo singers at the classical performance programme at MAM performed a two- act opera at Barnens Scen, Malmö.

The performance was part of my viva (final defense) which was followed by a seminar on October 2 at Inter Arts Center, with John Potter as opponent, where I as awarded with a PhD. The jury consisted of Sven Kristersson, Susanne Rosenberg and Carl Unander Scharin, all singers and senior vocal researchers.