Friday, February 29, 2008
Borealis Day 3
On day number 3 of the Borealis festival, we ended up in Bergen's pride, Grieghallen (The Grieg Hall). Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester was playing with Leif Segerstam (conductor) and Anna Lindal (violin). They played Segerstam's "Symfoni nr 181", Anders Hillborg's "Fiolinkonsert", Henrik Hellstenius' "Like objects in a dark room" and finally (thank God a quite powerful piece) Magnus Lindberg's "Seht die Sonne".
The concert started with Ole Hamre playing the famous Folkofonen ("Peopleophone"), where people from Bergen have been recorded, and computerized. On the picture you see the Norwegian minister of defence singing!
Later we went for something completely different. At the Landmark club Whiptrash was doing some screaming electronica, Nils Økland played solo on a lot of violins (so quiet and so beautiful) and then Von Südenfed (Mark E. Smith (The Fall) + Mouse on Mars) pumped out electronic disco with grumpy punk vocal.