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Interview with BJ Nilsen at PRÉSENCES électronique

Interview with BJ Nilsen at PRÉSENCES électronique


BJ Nilsen


Sonic Acts


Paris (FR)



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.

During the 15th edition of the Présences électronique festival at Maison de la Radio, BJ Nilsen performed ORE. During Présences électronique, an international program and new performances were presented in a spirit of freedom, exploration, and discovery of the sound material in its multiplicity.

Photo Aude Paget

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