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BEK, C. Sundtsgate 55 - 27/03

Artist presentations by Zeno van den Broek, Jan Willem Hagenbeek, Tijs Ham & Birk Nygaard

During the first three months of this year Dutch sound artist Tijs Ham has been collaborating with Bergen visual artist Birk Nygaard during a residency at USF Verftet supported by BEK. On the 26th of March, this collaboration will be premiered at Landmark alongside a performance by Zeno van den Broek presenting his new audiovisual piece Shift Symm. In the same weekend Jan Willem Hagenbeek from Ginkosynthese will host a workshop in Bergen Public Library.

Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek - 25/03 to 26/03

DIY Musical Instruments Workshop

Learn to build an instrument and customize it: The DIY-instrument can function as synth voice, as a lo-fi sample player or 8 bit drum machine.

The workshop is a collaboration between Bergen Public Library and BEK – Bergen Centre for Electronic Art.

Fjell festning - 11/03

Espen Sommer Eide & Signe Lidén: 
Vertical Studies: Acoustic shadows and boundary reflections

During Borealis, Signe Lidén and Espen Sommer Eide present a new work utilizing a series of mobile meteorological music instruments and performative microphones. Using Fjell festning as a place, they investigate how sound is shaped by, and resonates in various environments.

The work is developed at BEK, and commissioned by Sonic Acts and Dark Ecology.

Østre - 24/02 to 25/02

Gisle Martens Meyer: There is no Here, Here

Facing us on stage: a musician. He plays electronica. Works his machines like a hacker. But we can see him much better on screen. There, reality is different, and constantly changing.

The performance is co-produced by BEK, with BIT Teatergarasjen. A version was also shown at Oktoberdans 2016.

University of Aberdeen - 17/03 to 18/03

In and Out of Space: Critical Approaches to Spatiality in Sound and Image

In and Out of Space: Critical Approaches to Spatiality in Sound and Image is a two day doctoral training workshop at the University of Aberdeen, and features keynotes, workshops and performances by Professor Paul Koonce (University of Florida), Trond Lossius (BEK) and Johannes Deutsch.

Østre - 09/03

MULTI at Borealis

How do we listen, and how do you compose when the audience is surrounded by sound? Borealis collaborates with the MULTI concert series to commission new works for multi-channel speaker setup, giving new musicians, composers and sound artists the opportunity to express themselves using spatial sound.

MULTI is a collaboration between Lydgalleriet, NOTAM, Borealis, Electric Audio Unit and BEK.

Den gamle Barneavdelingen ved Haukeland universitetssykehus - 18/02 to 21/02

Ultimo Scenario

The exhibition “Ultimo Scenario” at the old Children’s Clinic at Haukeland University Hospital, exhibits works by 15 artists which in their practices are concerned with situations and site specificity. The artists engage with themes like the building’s architectural history, materials found on the premises, sounds and images that connect to the site, and personal experiences as next of kin at the clinic.



5th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modelling and Design

5th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modelling and Design Oxford, UK, September, 9th 2017 Key Dates: Submission…



EARLY BIRD tickets for Gjenlyd

The mini festival Gjenlyd will take place on April 30th from 14-19h at Bergen University College. EARLY BIRD tickets before…



Workshop opportunity at Borealis!

March 8-10th Morning sessions: 10:00-12:00 Afternoon sessions: 15:00-17:00 Throughout Borealis, composer and live coder Thor Magnusson and writer Bergsveinn Birgisson…



OPEN CALL: Artist in Production Residency in Västra Götaland

Application deadline February 28th! The residency supports an international artist’s moving image project with a three month long scholarship, travels,…