Borealis Festival 2024 Programme

Borealis Festival 2024 Programme

Borealis 2024 celebrates innovative experimental sound and music making from across Norway and Sápmi from March 13 to March 17 2024.

Over 5 days, the festival bring 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’s 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.

With commissioned pieces written for everything from 600 guitar strings to a flowing audience, 9 alto saxophones in close interaction to vocal, electronics and Sami weaving traditions, and a sound installation that themes fatherhood from the perspective of children of the African diaspora, there is a lot to look forward to!

The programme contains a wide variety of activities realised by Borealis in the framework of Re-Imagine Europe. 

New artworks and performances commissioned by Borealis in the framework of Re-Imagine Europe:
Elina Waage Mikalsen – Stáinnarbánit – Wolffish teeth (performance)
Amber Ablett – My Fathers Left (sound installation)
Signe Emmeluth – ALT (Borealis 2024 closing concert)

Presentations and other activities in the framework of Re-Imagine Europe:
Judith Hamann – Desire Paths (initially commissioned by ina GRM)
Amber Ablett & Touki – Reclaiming Narratives: a workshop on racialised fatherhood
Ánndaris Rimpi – residency to create a site specific 8 – channel sound installation
Borealis Conversations programme 

Find out more about the festival on Borealis website. 

23 Jan 2024


Bergen (NO)



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