Borealis Recommend

The autumn buzz is already here!

We look forward to Bergen Assembly opening 8 September, and especially NOTHING MORE by Augustin Maurs, exploring sonic and political resistance through voice. 

Avgarde is presenting on 22 September the spectacular performance LET THERE BE LIGHT, taking you back to the beginning of the universe.

And you can enjoy the last days of summer weather while listening to Borealis artist Jenny Berger Myhre’s new album Here is always somewhere else, merging voice messages and fragmented sound.

Borealis Ung Komponist begins!

This lovely group who is this year’s participants of Borealis Ung Komponist are in Bergen, doing their first workshop!

Towards Borealis 2023 the four widely varying music creators will meet up to challenge themselves and each other, alongside the mentors and ensemble YrrY. During the next days they will be mentored by Camille Norment and will kick-start the process. Stay tuned in our channels to better get to know these inspiring new composers throughout the autumn. 

Festival Exhibition Artist 2023

We want to congratulate Camille Norment who is Bergen Kunsthall’s Festival Exhibition Artist in 2023! 

This will be the largest presentation of Camille in Norway to date. We are incredibly proud to have her as mentor for the Borealis Ung Komponist again this year. 

Camille is at home both in the world of exhibitions and music, and represented Norway at the 56th Venice Biennial in 2015. Check out earlier projects on her website, for instance Lull which was exhibited at Lydgalleriet in Bergen, Montréal Biennial and at SFMOMA.

New album release by Niilas!

Over 300 people gathered in the heated pool at Nordnes Sjøbad during Borealis 2022 to listen to the premiere of Niilas‘ new commission piece Musikk for sjøbading.

Now the commission has turned into the album Hydrophane!

“It was such a freeing prosess to work om this commission, where the tracks could develop completely in their own directions, with some of them being fully ambient and over 10 minutes long. It’s been both educational and very fun. Musikk for sjøbading and the performance at Borealis was a great experience and I’m so happy to now show it off as an album!” – Niilas

Meet our new Managing Director!

We are proud to present our new Managing Director Rachel Louis!

Rachel takes over for Tine Rude, and will lead Borealis together with Peter Meanwell who has been Artistic Director since 2014. Rachel believes that the arts are for everyone. She has worked with Bergen Assembly, Festspillene i Bergen, and several international cultural organisations.

Meet our new Producers!

Aistė Žumbakyte and Malin Nøss Vangsnes are together making up our new Producer team! Aistė is a widely experienced Producer, and is also Producer and Managing Director for the concert series Avgarde. Malin is educated as a dancer, works as Producer within dance and music, and is passionate about productions feeling logical for all.

Have a nice summer

Got plans to listen to generic Spotify playlists this summer? Summer Breeze, Fun in the Sun… Don’t you dare! 
We’ve put together an energetic and refreshing summer playlist via Bandcamp’s Buy Music Club. The list gives you anything from the sound of insistent banjos to experimental bossa. We promise this is all you need to get those musical juices flowing. Fill your ears with living composers such as Weston Olencki, Marcela Lucatelli, Abdu Ali, Marisa Anderson and more… 

Ready to go!

Four fantastic music creators with great ambitions and a desire to explore, are ready to jump head first into our mentor programme; Borealis Ung Komponist.
It’s with great pleasure we present this year’s participants:

Eline Rafteseth, Guoste Tamulynaite, Luke Drozd & Susanne Xin