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NORDISK FUTURISME | Ung Nordisk Musikk 2018

  • Peer Gynt-salen 1 Edvard Griegs plass Bergen, Hordaland, 5015 Norway (map)

A glimpse into the future: Young composers on the rise

18:00–19:00: Concert BFUng, Peer Gynt-salen

19:00–19:30: Intermission & conversation led by Peter Meanwell – artistic director of Borealis, Foajé

19:30–21:00: Konsert BIT20 Ensemble (inkl. pause), Peer Gynt-salen

Promoting and playing work by young composers is important to BIT20. This year, Bergen is hosting Ung Nordisk Musikk (UNM), a festival dedicated to new music exclusively by composers under the age of 30. BIT20 join forces with BFUng – the youth orchestra of the Bergen Philharmonic – presenting to the audience an evening guaranteed to bring about new musical acquaintances. BIT20 enters the stage with four very different pieces spanning fortepiano, stylophone and accordeon as key instruments. Chaya Czernowin is also in town to conduct masterclasses, and what better timing than to play a piece by her as well.

Joining in this evening to widen our perspective is Peter Meanwell – artistic director of Borealis. He will moderate a conversation addressing the challenge of creating new space where young composers and musicians can experiment together. In other words, this is the place to be if you are interested in what the future Nordic music scene might look like.

The music

Jonas Lie Skaarud – (forthwith a change came over the waters) and the serenity became less brilliant but more profound

Martin Hirsti-Kvam – Concerto for fortepiano

Chaya Czernowin – Lovesong

Lauge Dideriksen – Meaning

James Black – RAUS


Conductor – Trond Madsen

Vocal, stylophone, Casio-keyboard – James Black 

Accordeon – Andreas Angel 

Fortepiano – Andreas Gundersen

Soprano – Mari Galambos Grue 

Conversation moderator – Peter Meanwell

In collaboration with Ung Nordisk Musikk Norway & Bergen Filharmoniske Ungdomsorkester

Chaya Czernowin (photo: Irina Rozovsky)

Earlier Event: June 21
Later Event: September 13
EXOTICA: Vinko Globokar & Øyvind Torvund