Opening Concert: Safe&Weird

Åsane kulturhus
World Premieres

Royal Norwegian Naval Forces Band – ensemble
Bente Hage – soloist
Nils Erik Måseidvåg – conductor

Agnes Ida Pettersen – Grums 3'
Svein Henrik Giske – Vox Clara (obokonsert) 20'
Ruth Bakke – Passacaglia on "Draumkvedet" – An Old Norwegian folk tune 8'
David Longa – Tau eines verwirrten Morgens 8'

Randiane Sandboe – lights
Tomin Tellefsen – sound

Stay on after the concert and celebrate the opening of the festival with us!

Welcome Drink, pizza on sale in the café, an exhibiton of Raven Chacon's scores, video work by Opera Avgarde in the library and from Anne Marthe Dyvi in the amfi area + a pop-up performance by Åsane Unge Strykere

Opera Avgarde:
Tonje Hernes – Eit Dokkehus 10’
Erik Håkon Halvorsen – Olympia 7000 5’
Tor Anders Eri – Mia 10’
Maia Urstad – The Scientist in Pisco 15’

Sarah Hennies – Contralto performed by Aksiom (separate ticket)

Heading to the shiny new halls of the Åsane Kulturhus, Borealis 2021 opens with a torrent of sound from Bergen and beyond, performed by the Royal Norwegian Naval Forces Band. Bergen's major Marte Mjøs persen opens the festival with a speech followed by a jump across genres and time to hear a new version of festival composer Ruth Bakke’s 1969 Passacaglia on "Draumkvedet" – an Old Norwegian folk tune; and Agnes Ida Pettersen’s jazz and improv inspired work Grums. From Venezuela, composer David Longa presents his large scale work Tau eines verwirrten Morgens, and from closer to home, Bente Hage performs Svein Henrik Giske’s virtuosic oboe concerto Vox Clara. Following the concert, join us for a socially distanced welcome drink and a dispersed programme of film and sound through the Åsane Library and Kulturhus, enjoyed with a crispy pizza on the side.

Photo: Sissel Grønlund

Presented in collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Naval Forces Band and Åsane kulturhus.