ORE by the Swedish sound artist, field recordist and composer, BJ Nilsen, is a piece about the sound of mining.
The composition is based on recordings that Nilsen did over the past four years on locations that are connected to mining iron ore and coal in Norway, Russia and the Netherlands. The acousmatic live performance that Nilsen developed during a residency at Ina GRM, Paris, reveals his research into mining iron ore and its impact on society and cultural relevance.
ORE has been commissioned by Ina GRM and Sonic Acts as a part of Re-Imagine Europe and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. BJ Nilsen is performing ORE at Sonic Acts Festival 2019, on February 22 at Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands.