Borealis Listening Club

Borealis Listening Club 2020/21

Borealis Listening Club returns for Season 5 asking how music deals with some of the most urgent states of being today. From Protest to Isolation to Care, each month we’ll be picking records, eating popcorn, and listening together. For Season 5 we’ll be moving to our new space at Strandgaten 207 on the last Wednesdays of the month, and if you want to suggest music to listen to be sure to get in touch on email

Borealis Listening Club is monthly free event where we explore different experimental sound- worlds, watch short films and talk about music. Borealis Listening Club is open for everybody from the first time listener to the seasoned musicologist. Here you will hear music and sounds you may have never heard before, and get to know about musicians, composers and sound artists who work with experimental music in many different genres. Our regular listening hosts are Artistic Director of  Borealis Peter Meanwell and musician Vilde Tuv. There are always freshly popped popcorn on the tables, and our provisional Studio 207 bar is open and serving non-alcoholic refreshments.

NOVEMBER : Wednesday 25ft – 20.00–22.00 – Studio 207 – Free of charge
OCTOBER : Wednesday 28th – 20.00–22.00 – Studio 207 – Free of charge
SEPTEMBER : Wednesday 30th – 20.00–22.00 – Studio 207 – Free of charge
AUGUST : Wednesday 26st – 20.00–22.00 – Studio 207 – Free of charge


Borealis Listening Club was established in November 2015. The festival wanted to be more present and visible throughout the year and not just a curiosity that appeared for 5 days once a year. Truly inspired by the deeper listening often mentioned in experimental music, we created this club where people can gather, play music, listen and talk together. We also dedicated ourselves to bring musicians and artists as guests to bring new perspectives into the conversations about music, and to create a platform where people can get to know all the exceptional artists working in the experimental field. Some of the previous guests of Borealis Listening Club are Pauline Oliveros, Knut Vaage, Rebecka Ahvenniemi, Freja Bäckman, Smerz, Øyvind Torvund, m.m.

Passed events Season 2019/20