• Borealis Recommends – August

Object Collection, Borealis 2016. Foto: Henrik Beck

It’s very exciting for us at the festival when projects that start out here in Bergen go on to exciting new things. It’s All True, an opera in suspension from Object Collection, which premiered at Borealis 2016 will soon be performed in London at Cafe Oto, and is also being released by the excellent SLIP discs. Relive the noisy, chaotic premiere, or hear it for the first time here.

If you want to get a head start on your listening for the 2018 festival, try this recent release of Augmented Study, by Peter Ablinger. He’s a composer that uses noise in his work but devoid of meaning, and questions space, time and place.

And if you ate too much souvlaki over the summer, and are still avoiding the gym, why not read this article from novelist Daniel Ross, about training our ears as well as our bodies, “You have to warm your ears so your brain can decide how best to weather the endurance” he says in his essay for  TheQuietus.com

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