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  • Universitetsaulaen Muséplassen 3 Bergen, Hordaland, 5007 Norway (map)

There is something magical about Culture Night in Bergen – no matter what corner you turn or door you walk through, you encounter music, dance and art.

On this culturally abundant evening, BIT20 enter the University of Bergen’s wonderful new aula with a great variation of music. BIT20’s string players, will perform work by three present-day composers from Canada and the United States, all three of who have visited Bergen in 2018.

Students from Kringlebotn School, have written their own music inspired by Vinko Globokar's improvisations and Øyvind Torvund's fearless genre-hopping in connection with BIT20’s Let’s Compose! project. This evening they will unveil the fruits of their creative labours and present a piece which gives a unique insight into what happens when children are given the opportunity to create music.

At some point during the evening we’ll also be visited by BIT20's ad hoc mouthpiece trio in the adjacent Christie Café, with nothing but mouthpieces from their woodwind instruments to play on. The trio will then leave base camp and go out to surprise the culture vultures roaming the streets of Bergen.

The music:

Students from Kringlebotn School perform their own work

String quartet:

Raven Chacon – Journey of the Horizontal People

Cassandra Miller – Swainson's Thrush

Christopher Stark – Spring Music


Vito Žuraj – Quiet, please

Earlier Event: September 13
EXOTICA: Vinko Globokar & Øyvind Torvund
Later Event: October 20
LYDLAB: Open day at Grieghallen