Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Borealis 2015

In one month (11 - 15 March) the Borealis Festival for experimental music is happening in Bergen again!

Here is the programme, and it seems like they are promising more artists to be announced.

The following info is stolen from the Borealis newsletter:

"We’ll be exploring gender power dynamics, hip-hop and experimental singing with Lithuanian composer Lina Lapelyte; making music with typewriters thanks to South Korea’s A. Typist; watching the world premiere of an opera about madness and electricity from British composer Emily Hall; and discovering extended instrumental textures alongside Danish composer Christian Winther Christensen.

There’ll be a raft of world premieres from Bergen based composers; a new commission for cello and electronics arriving from the landscape and buildings of the far North East of Norway in the hands of Lucy Railton and Russell Haswell; immersive 3D sound work from Thorolf Thuestad; and you can drop in to listen to part wild horses mane on both sides build their cassette library of Bergen field recordings for a whole month.

We also have an automatic instrument crafted from ice, porcelain and hydrophones by Tomoko Sauvage; the stratospheric vocal stylings of Newcastle's Richard Dawson; Norwegian premieres of works for sinfonietta by Larry Goves and Johannes Kreidler; an all night sleeping performance hosted by Peter Lenaerts; Sons of Kemet a band with two drummers and tuba for bassline; talks and films and more…!"

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