Sunday, September 22, 2013

Cruising with Beffen

I love the strange, small scale concerts that are happening around Bergen!

Yesterday we went on a concert trip on Bergen´s famous boat Beffen (room for 20 people and 3 musicians), listening to Ensemble Avgarde, being Øyvind Skarbø (dr, perc), Jostein Stalheim (acc) and Sigurd F. Olsen (viola). The fourth instrument was the boat itself, and captain Kåre Solvang was a master playing the motor!

We also went ashore for some coffee, listening to works by composers Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi and Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred, and ended up in a quite posh bar to finish the evening.
Playing contemporary music in a bar with Saturday drinkers? I´m not convinced about that part being wise.

Avgarde is the Bergen concerts series for contemporary music.

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