Full programme BEK Opening Week 2024

BEK & Cinemateket 13.02.2024 18.02.2024


BEK begins the new year with presentations from several artists focusing on listening and sound. Please join us for a semester start with performances and presentations, a movie and a workshop connected to BEK’s latest studio residencies and projects.

The week starts and ends in Pauline Oliveros’ spirit: try a workshop in Extended Listening inspired by the legendary composer and musician’s philosophies, or catch the Norwegian premiere of the documentary on her life and work at Cinemateket Bergen. On Saturday at BEK you can get a glimpse into the artistic practices of Arild Boman and Kjersti Sundland, experience sound performances by Maia Urstad and Ashley Holmes, and a commission work by Roy Claire Potter.

Find more information in the programme links below. The events at BEK are free, with no registration required! For the film at Cinemateket Bergen you can buy a ticket on their webpage.


Tuesday 13 February

BEK, C. Sundts gate 55, 9th floor
10:00 BEK Opening Week: Expanded Listening – a workshop by Alan Courtis

Saturday 17 February

BEK, C. Sundts gate 55, 9th floor
13:00 BEK Opening Week: Arild Boman: Computer music and satellite compositions


18:00 BEK Opening Week: Artist presentations and performances: Kjersti Sundland, Roy Claire Potter, Maia Urstad, Ashley Holmes

18:30 Kjersti Sundland: Animaphany work in progress

19:30 Roy Claire Potter: Shit Out Here Purple

20:30 Break

21:00 Maia Urstad: The birds

22:00 Ashley Holmes

Sunday 18 February

Cinemateket Bergen, Georgernes Verft 12
17:00 BEK Opening Week: Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros

Images: 1) Graphic design Blank Blank studio 2) Alan Courtis «Expanded Listening Workshop» 3) Arild Boman 4) Bjørndalen, photo: Kjersti Sundland 5) Bekhilderen, photo: Kjersti Sundland 6) Roy Claire Potter, Bilberry Transmission (2024), Courtesy of the artist 7) Ashley Holmes, photo: Peter Martin 8) Pauline Oliveros