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Borealis: Prehistoric Night and Morning (Tone Poem) + BergenCiudad de México

From Mexico to Norway in one night

BIT20 Ensemble joins in on the official opening of Borealis 2019 as part of a special collaboration with El Nicho festival, from Mexico City.

For the opening of Borealis 2019, we are teaming up with Mexico City’s experimental music festival elnicho to bring together performers and composers from here and there to share a musical adventure. Taking over the many spaces of USF Verftet, the BIT20 Ensemble will perform cutting edge work from Mexico and Argentina, and premiere a new piece by Bergen based composer Øyvind Torvund before it travels to Mexico City to be played by the Liminar – an ensemble of new music.

Members of Liminar will be joining this evening, all the way from Mexico, bringing with them to Bergen the newest sounds from the Mexican contemporary spectrum, and a taste of where the boundaries between genres blur. Running throughout the evening in Cinemateket will be the abstract films of young Mexican filmmaker Manuela De Laborde, and the bar will be open as we fill the house with music and a taste of Mexico. 

Composers BIT20 Ensemble: 
Marcelo Toledo - Tetexcalhuilitztli
Marisol Jiménez - Cuaicari áiteíyá
Øyvind Torvund Prehistoric Night and Morning (Tone Poem)
Franck Ollu – conductor

Composers Liminar:
Carlos Iturralde - Anacronismos
Hugo Morales - 150 pF
Wilfrido Terrazas - Pequeño extranjero
Carmina Escobar - [[x]] in the flesh

BIT20 Ensemble
Manuela De Laborde

  1. Official opening of Borealis 2019 with Commissioner for Culture Julie Andersland & Artistic Director of Borealis Peter Meanwell.
    Welcome drinks and finger food.

    All with a ticket for the Åpningskonsert will receive free entry to Jenny Berger Myhre and Manuela De Laborde’s performance at 10pm in Visningsrommet.

Earlier Event: February 9