Glimt! – Skape
Jan
30
8:00 PM20:00

Glimt! – Skape

Clarinet, bassoon, and violin. How do these three instruments sound together? Like noise? Could be gorgeous? Or perhaps it depends on who wrote the music?

BIT20 presents a night with music written specifically for these three instruments. BIT20’s aim with the project Glimt! – Skape (create) is to unearth music from budding new composers through an open invitation.

The brave participants will have their 3-minute work presented in its final form, that is after having spent some time during the autumn with their mentor Torstein Aagard-Nilsen and the musicians. In addition, you will hear the final evaluations as well as the composers' own views on the project and the music.

It all takes place in a laid-back casual setting, far from the heady dimensions of the concert hall.

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BOGOLUCHIE IN COPENHAGEN
Feb
9
to Feb 10

BOGOLUCHIE IN COPENHAGEN

Bogoluchie on the road

Performance #1: February 9th 19:30

Performance #2: February 10th 16:00

The Njord Biennale takes place in Copenhagen in late January, when the darkness of winter rests heavy over Scandinavia. The gloomy Nordic light and the characteristic atmosphere that lingers in the air during wintertime is the perfect time to put Nordic music on the map, taking advantage of the darkness and mystique of the North to promote contemporary music of the region. Could it be that the darkest time of year, also provides a bigger room for contemplation in music, as well as more space for the understated, uncertain and uncanny?

Regardless, it's beyond doubt that the blue-grey tones of wintertime effects both human sense and thought. What better then, at this point, than a re-visitation with Swedish Djuro Zikovic' Bogoluchie. With its ancient, religious undertones, BIT20 brings an original and meditative piece to the festival in Copenhagen.

In collaboration with Christian Karlsen/Föreningen Kammarmusik NU, Bergen kirkeautunnale & NJORD Biennale. Supported by Statens musikverk, Nordisk Kulturfond, & Statens Kulturråd. 

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LYDLAB: Open day at Grieghallen
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

LYDLAB: Open day at Grieghallen

For ages 3 and up! Help us create new sounds and explore contemporary music! In the lab there will be a workshop where you can make your own instruments. To help you manoeuvre your way through all this, we’ll make sure members of our team of competent sound researchers are at your disposal, all of who have the handy prerequisites of a PhD in Sound and a master’s degree in fun.

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SUMMER PARTY
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

SUMMER PARTY

A summer party with the BIT20 Ensemble, celebrating the end of the season, with music by Cassandra Miller, a presentation of the next season with ensemble leader Trond Madsen, and you can win tickets for a concert with BIT20!

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THE UNTEMPERED PIANO
May
25
12:00 AM00:00

THE UNTEMPERED PIANO

Under the guidance of our team from BIT20, 50 students have composed their own music on specially doctored pianos and will be unveiling their works in collaboration with musicians from the BIT20 Ensemble outside, as part of Bergen International Festival. 

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SO SIMPLE
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

SO SIMPLE

On this evening we dive into the spectacular universe of Klaus Nomi through Olga Neuwirth's compositions, and also have the chance to hear music by Latvian composers, first played by BIT20 Ensemble at the Arena festival in Riga, in 2016.

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DRØMMEDRYSS
Oct
20
12:00 AM00:00

DRØMMEDRYSS

BIT20 and children from a primary school have been inspired by the exhibition Drømmedryss at the museum KODE and has used their experience from the museum as a source to compose music. Together with musicians from BIT20 and our helpful group of facilitators, the students have created a work inspired by their own dreams, thoughts and the exhibition itself, culminating in a live performance in Tårnsalen.

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EXPERIMENTS IN NOTATION
Oct
17
8:15 PM20:15

EXPERIMENTS IN NOTATION

Artistic Director of BIT20 Ensemble and Borealis – a festival for experimental music, Alwynne Pritchard and Peter Meanwell, discuss graphic notation in this event arranged by Bergen Student Society’s musical committee. The ensemble plays live music. 

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MAKS ÅPEN
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

MAKS ÅPEN

For this MAKS ÅPEN rehearsal, BIT20 invites you to come and join us as we search for solutions to the interpretation of Jed Curtis' enigmatic piece "Images", which we will be performing at the 50th Anniversary of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf later this month.

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