Borealis Festival 2024
Borealis 2024 celebrates innovative experimental sound and music making from across Norway and Sápmi. Over 5 days, the festival brings together adventurous listeners in concert halls, on mountain tops, and in swimming pools to listen together.
In collaboration with partners across the city, from Festplassen to Åsane, Borealis will be taking over venues, and bringing brand new commissioned work to Bergen audiences. With exhibitions, family events, conversations and immersive sonic experiences Borealis opens up for different encounters with how art and music can help us explore the world around us.
2024 festival is for the first time programmed in collaboration, this year with Sámi artist Elina Waage Mikalsen, bringing a whole programme of experimental Sámi artists together in a way that has never been done in Bergen before.
World premieres of new works commissioned by Borealis in the frameworks of Re-Imagine Europe:
Elina Waage Mikalsen – Stáinnarbánit – Wolffish teeth (performance)
Amber Ablett – My Fathers Left (sound installatio)
Signe Emmeluth – ALT (Borealis 2024 closing concert)
Presentations in the frameworks of Re-Imagine Europe:
Judith Hamann – Desire Paths (performance)
Amber Ablett & Touki – Reclaiming Narratives: a workshop on racialised fatherhood