Borealis is a festival for genre crossing music and art that takes place over 5 days each March in Bergen, Norway. The festival presents concerts, installations, performances, lectures, film screenings and radio broadcasts at venues of all sizes across the city – from art galleries and cultural arenas to more unconventional spaces not visited by audiences before. Borealis is a place for adventurous listeners, celebrating music that doesn’t fit neatly into any boxes. The festival presents new projects from Norway and around the world that push the boundaries of what music is and how we listen.
In addition to the festival, Borealis works year-round in the form of various other activities: Borealis Listening Club creates a space for people to listen to new sounds together, Borealis Radius is a project intricately woven into the way the organisation works, and Borealis Ung Komponist mentoring scheme helps build a grassroots new music culture in the West of Norway.
Photo credit: Klaudia Kot