Online 2022

This year like last you can catch parts of the festival from home. We’re streaming live on and Facebook! You can also catch that festival vibe on Instagram Live. 

Karoline Wallace about Borealis Ung Komponist 2022

Karoline Wallace | Photo: Thor Brødreskift

Borealis 2022 is next week! Right now the participants of Borealis Ung Komponist are doing their very last preparations together with ensemble TABULA RASA, before the concert next Thursday, 17th of March. How does it feel to be so close to the concert and how is it to look back at the process they’ve put behind them? We’ve had a chat with Karoline Wallace to hear!

With BOREALIS PASS you only pay NOK 50 per event!

This is how it works:
1 – Buy your Borealis Pass (NOK 300/400/500)
2 – A promo code will be sent to your email
3 – Find the events you want to go to
4 – Use the promo code at check-out for each event to get your special prize
5 – Complete purchase

We also have the BOREALIS CLIP CARD (NOK 300/375/450) where you get 3 concerts for close to nothing!

!Cancelled! Welcome to our Programme Release Party!

We’re doing covid now, so we can be ready to go for the festival! 
This unfortunately means we’ve had to cancel this evenings Programme Launch Party at Bergen Kunsthall, Landmark.

Original description:

On February 24th we are celebrating that the programme is released! We’re inviting all curious should to Landmark for an insight into the programme with welcome drinks at the door, programme books right from the printers and Artistic Director Peter Meanwell guiding you through this year’s varied festival days filled to the brim!

20.00 Welcome drink, snacks and handout of raffle tickets
20.30 Presentation of the programme with Artistic Director Peter Meanwell + announcement of raffle winners
21.00 Mingle music and sale of tickets and merch
(The bar at Landmark is open until 23.00)

The dance floor is back!

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Foto: Kristin Jørgensen

Now that the restrictions in Norway have finally lifted we feel very lucky to announce that the yearly UTMARK X BOREALIS in Bergen Kunsthall is back to being how we remember from pre-pandemic times – a proper club event! Beloved Bergen local DJ Love Pump will provide baile funk and afro beats to all dance hungry souls. Prior to this, SHYBOI will guide us through a Dub Sound Bath – a sensory immersion of light, scent and re-processed dub records.

Want to work for us in 2022?

Photo: Thor Brødreskift

Finally it’s time to expand the festival team and start getting ready for March, which means that our volunteer registration is open!

As a volunteer you get to see how the festival works from the inside, you get to meet interesting new people, have great concert experiences and last but not least get certified work experience.

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

Borealis 2021 took place Live in Bergen, and Online between 17–21 March. We look back at the passed year, and send you off into the Holiday Season with Online material from the festival. Dive into some of the amazing conversations, films, podcasts & mixtapes that were presented during Borealis 2021!

Available until December 31 2021!

Peder Niilas reflects around the third gathering of Borealis Ung Komponist 2022

Peder Niilas Tårnesvik | Photo: Thor Brødreskift

At the end of November the four participants of Borealis Ung Komponist met up for their third workshop, together with ensemble they are creating music for, TABULA RASA. The mentor for workshop number three was violinist and composer Harpreet Bansal. 
We’ve had a little chat with Peder Niilas Tårnesvik to hear how far the four participants have come!

Peder Niilas Tårnesvik has establised himself with great power in the last couple of years as one of the most interesting electronica artists and producers in Norway. With his project Niilas he stepped out of the shadows and released his first full-length album titled Also This Will Change in 2020. The album received astonishing reviews and the success was further emphasised when he won a Norwegian Grammy for “Best Electronica” in 2020. In addition to his participation in Borealis Ung Komponist, Niilas is creating a commission piece to be performed for swimmers at the Nordnes Sjøbad in Bergen during Borealis 2022.

Thanks for the visit Marshall Trammell!

Marshall’s workshop in improvisation

After a year of only interacting through Zoom, for 10 days in October we finally had the immeasurable pleasure of having our Artist in Residence Marshall come and experience Bergen in the flesh! The trip was both to properly introduce Marshall to the people of Bergen, but even more for Marshall to immerse himself in the atmosphere and structures of our city, which then will be used as material in the piece at the 2022 festival. From the rain to the people and how we look at our community, Marshall got an intensive deep dive into the experience that is Bergen.