A record player, or a Gram[m]ofon, is more than just a device that plays back music. Combine it with a record collection and you have a machine that plays back a person’s history. Gram[m]ofon = Talk + podcast + performance Featuring Resina.
Norbergfestival is site-specific. What does it mean? It means that meticulous care is placed into programming the festival, driven and inspired by the very potential these abandoned spaces hold, as appropriated into performance venues. In essence, so many acts presented here are
FLORA is the collaboration between singer and producer AnnaMelina and Swedish electronic music export Varg. AnnaMelina is known for her dreamy vocals and electronic song writing. Varg is one of the electronic music world’s most prolific, collaborative, experimental and ever-changing artists. Nimbly
Following 2016’s modular synth adaptions of Arthur Russell’s Tower of Meaning, and last year’s collaged cello and vocal interpretations, Christoffer Berg returns for a third year to take on the legacy of late twentieth century avantgarde composer, song writer and producer Arthur Russell.
Qillannguaq Berthelsen aka PlusQ is a music producer from Greenland, working on Greenlandic movies, theatre and tv productions, and making albums/tracks with various native artists. In Mimerlaven, Berthelsen will perform a selection of his melancholic, symphonic and cinematic compositions, mixed with electronic
Yoga DJ Sessions replace incense with smoke machines and invoking heavy bass as their mantra. When DJ Curt Lundberg and un-orthodox yoga teacher Christian Wigardt started Yoga DJ Sessions four years ago it became an instant hit. The crowd, of all ages and
Limited seats and smaller material costs apply. Sign up: email@example.com Music Hackspace (UK) presents a workshop with Phantom Chips. The Ghost Detector detects electromagnetic frequencies, turning them into sound. It is believed by some people that a ghostly presence can be associated with
JHM aka Jens Masimov spends his time between Sweden and Glasgow, DJing and producing while also co-running Hill 52 Radio. His style and practice is fuelled by notions of POC identity, creating politically motivated electronic music and art. Influences come from a
Two years on from her critically acclaimed, self-titled debut, Polish cellist and composer Resina returned in 2018 with her sophomore. A less fragile, far more immediate album, Traces sees the Warsaw-based artist working a sound which moves closer towards the listener, with increased viscerality and weight. Resina is presented
Live hardware. Possessed rave and unhinged techno. Working on her debut full length, Boston- and Providence-based Isabella has previously released on Swedish imprints Börft and Peder Mannerfelt Produktion.
Tune in to Norbergfestival Radio from your own FM radio or listen in at one of the radios placed around the festival site. Norbergfestival Radio is an on-site live radio with talk, conversation, chitchat, speech and yet unknown experiments. We will
One of the most promising young artists of electronic music today, Glasgow-based Lanark Artefax came to prominence following the release of his Glasz EP on Lee Gamble’s UIQ label in 2016. Having been championed by heavyweights like Björk and Aphex Twin, he returned
Whether be industrial noise, blistering rave breakbeats or dark techno atmospherics—they’re all effortlessly joined and projected in impressive live immersion by Toronto-based musician Rita Mikhael, known in her solo efforts as E-Saggila. We’re proud and elevated to have Rita Mikhael perform as
Henrik Söderström, a founding member of the Stockholm-based Masskultur experimental music booking collective, has been making music under the name Händer Som Vårdar for 10 years, performing in Sweden, Europe and the United States. HSV’s catalogue of underground cassette releases vary in
Endless nights, distant lights. Sand Circles, a project of Stockholm-based Martin Herterich, is a narrative about ecstasy and nostalgia in the city. While his solo work usually is associated with the Swedish experimental underground, with musical projects ranging from off-kilter soundscaping to
Having played together in many different contexts, Christer Bothén (bass clarinet & contrabass) and Vilhelm Bromander (double bass) formed the duo CBVB in 2014 for closer artistic collaboration. The project has afforded a consistent study of their large instruments’ sounding possibilities, resulting
Lisa Stenberg is a composer hailing from Luleå in the north of Sweden based in Stockholm. Her music oscillates in the field of instrumental, electroacoustic and electronic music, exploring extended durations, transformation and states of timelessness. Monument is a drone concert composed on
rip me smokes too much and dreams of becoming Madonna. rip me is for sale at all times and all places. rip me detached themselves from their emotions a long time ago and have no plans of reconciliation. rip me is a
Alternating Currents is an intermedial electricity concert choreographed and performed by Maria w Horn, Stina Nyberg and a frequency-controllable Tesla coil. The concert is one part of a long-term obsession with the inventor Nikola Tesla and the early 1900’s phenomena of touring
As part of Choreomania, Norbergfestival continue it’s artist talk programme where participating artists meet to discuss significant notions from the current curatorial concept. This year, artistic practices are investigated through two concepts: ”The manic choir” and ”Sensory scapes”. Departing from these, thoughts
Himno Internacional (International Anthem) Video documentation of performance ”Himno Internacional (International Anthem)” is a sound artwork comprised of a collage of fragments of all the national anthems of the world, arranged in English alphabetical order. In the work, the utopian idea of
Video installation: Nadia In 1978, Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci made a historical contribution in the Montreal OS 1976, where she was the first in history to score a ”perfect 10”. In Vlad Nanca’s edit of the documents from Comăneci’s prime time, the
Dystopian soundscapes along with menacing broken beats is nothing new–we’ve nearly 30 years of hardcore, jungle and d’n’b to draw from when aiming to throw a rave off the cliff, towards a future unknown and unnerving. When has ever been a better
Blood-Filled Spit on the Ore-Rich Ground. Country Music is a collaborative project, digital label and publishing platform by Daniel Iinatti and Anna Sagström dedicated to a reimagined club music of the land and the contemporary periphery through explorations in music and tempo
Why Be is the alias of Tobias Lee—a Danish DJ and producer who has released with Halcyon Veil, Janus and NON. Active in the scene since almost a decade, Lee has continued to shape his musical style by merging unexpected sounds and
Residing in Berlin, GIL is a musician whose work explores the cracks, connections and in-betweens of music and the body while being primarily rooted in contemporary club music. His debut EP Orchids & Wasps was released on Danse Noire in 2016 and
HAJ300 is one of the founding members of the Stockholm based studio collective Drömfakulteten. Having released with EURO2000 and Country Music, their productions are the constant search for the perfect distorted bassline. HAJ300’s live sets are uncompromising and energetic – a wall
Daniel Iinatti is a Stockholm based DJ and curator who together with Anna Sagström is the founder of Country Music. Being the resident DJ of Country Music his style of deejaying ranges from slowstyle to gabber, with all that is hard and
Oxhy is a London based producer whose productions tend to stand in the intersection of noise, ambient and horror. He has collaborated with Yves Tumor and released his debut EP ‘respite unoffered’ on Quantum Natives in 2017. For Country Music‘s takeover at
Dylan Scheer is the New York-based, South Carolina-born producer Via App. Having previously released with Bank Records and Break World Records she will release with Country Music in the summer. Via App’s live sets have been described as an intense journey of
Kali Malone is an American composer and musician based in Stockholm since 2012. Her solo works implement unique tuning systems in minimalist form for analog and digital synthesis often combined with acoustic instrumentation—such as pipe organ, string and wind instruments, lute and
In guest studies at Elektronmusikstudion and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2013, Caterina Barbieri traded her classical guitar practice for modular synthesisers. It has proven highly rewarding, shooting her minimalist compositions to high international acclaim.
arrivals procastinate *echo* is a polyphony of choreographies initiated by dancer and performer Klara Utke Acs. It is a practice of social posing as a nonverbal, subtle yet forceful mode of political positioning. As an eco-system of bodies, subjects and aliens, the performance is
PETER, the plague a list, a history, a contagion, a memory, a thought, a lifestyle, a choice, a miracle, a child, a verse, a sickness, an announcement, an archive, a protest, alive, another, a promise, practice, problem, performance, place, position, parameter, prediction,
Norbergfestival continues the collaboration with Galleri Norberg, this year hosting visual artist and film maker Afrang Nordlöf Malekian. He is a student at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, and works with the spatial dimension of film editing practices. How does a
How do we experience, affect and remember our sounding surroundings? In visual artist Annie Tådne’s installation ”Paroxysm”, a mesh of light is constructed and activated by surrounding noises. As spectators, we experience the space through the sound that we produce. Entering the
For Choreomania, the installation Paroxysm will be activated by a performance by vocalist Stine Janvin. Through various projects such as Fake Synthetic Music and Native Instrument (Shelter Press), Janvin explore and challenges the physical features of the voice, the acoustics of her external/internal
A pioneer on the Copenhagen industrial and noise scene and founder of prominent underground label Moral Defeat, Schacke’s recent works in techno is taking him around the world, his most recent release on Copenhagen techno imprint Ectotherm becoming a new Nordic techno
Shaping the emergence of something anew, the raves of Fast Forward fronts a boldly paced and rashly melodic, no-tomorrow epos of Nordic techno, hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark. Fast is the current, cuing early trance and northern nineties techno, although leaving nostalgia far behind. Joining
Not afraid to span genres of dance music, the signature raw feeling of Sella Turcica is always present. Sella Turcica lets her audience peer into a musical world of hers, where influences from breakbeat and drum and bass blend with the emerging
The captivating works of alternating dance collective Young Boy Dancing Group ranges from videos, fashion, sculptures and, as to be seen at Norbergfestival 2018, live performances—often which are structured improvisations, influenced by post-apocalyptic envisions, Bacchic acrobatics, posthumanism and unconsciousness performed. Young Boy
Sugar is a Copenhagen-based producer, DJ and co-founder of Fast Forward—the raves and collective of Copenhagen coming to shape this new, rashly melodic and fast-moving, no-tomorrow epos of Nordic techno. Sugar debuts on the Copenhagen Euromantic imprint in 2018.
By way of intensive rave saturation and fast-as-fuck deejaying, Ida Engelhardt has emerged in the last year on the Copenhagen underground techno scene. Of demonic energy and angelic heart, Ida emits cathartic melodies and relentless kicks in seamless dynamics. Ida Engelhardt performs at Norbergfestival
Ibon is a Norwegian producer and DJ based in Copenhagen, there especially known for his hard-hitting, euphoric and unpretentious closing sets. A member of both the BunkerBauer and Fast Forward crews, Ibon also joined the Ectotherm family in 2017 with his debut
By ways of custom electronics, throat singing and other ritual acoustics, the esoteric duo Shaddah Tuum explores the cognitive functions of mysticism in dark ecological rites of deep sonics and bodily direction.
NAKED are Agnes Gryczkowska and Alexander Johnston, a London-based duo engaging with extreme forms of electronic music, capturing the affects of BDSM in successfully fuses of hyper-contemporary sounds of experimental electronics with highly relational and bodily performances. Their recent EP – Total
Hard and fast, Colombian-Spanish born Astrid Gnosis scavenges the more esoteric sides of contemporary Eurasian counterculture in transfiguring performances, music and visual arts—intensely characteristic, and as subversive as captivating. Website
In solo works and as part of the Holly Herndon Ensemble, Lyra Pramuk fuses classical vocalism, pop sensibilities, performance practices and contemporary club culture in what can best be described as futurist folk music. Prior to her debut on the Planet Mu
Gábor Lázár’s minimal compositions has proven him one of our time’s finest synthesists. On his third solo album, 2018’s Unfold, Lázár shows his hand—with blistering futurist electro and UK stepped beats. Rave was within all along…
In the ever-sound-inducing environment of participatory sound installation Scape by Christian Reiter Seibæk, a performance will emerge. In a durational performative and ethically demanding choreography of the self, Reiter Seibæk is engaged in conduction by PETER. In a radical unproductising of expanded
Christian Reiter Seibæk has a mixed background in music and engineering, working with diverse mediums such as video, music, installations, performances and people. Since 2016, he is developing SCAPE in collaboration with programmer and music producer Jonas Tranberg.
Scape is an ongoing investigation of the essence and mutuality of sound and movement, initiated by Copenhagen-based artist Christian Reiter Seibæk. As a participatory spatial installation, Scape produces sound according to the movements of its temporary inhabitant. Entering this space, the distinctiveness
In the antique drama, the choir was a group of voices mediating a story which wasn’t theirs. Today, the voice of one’s own is not only a question of getting access to a public discussion, but also a neo-liberal construction of a
Cellist and electronic composer Lucy Railton’s acclaimed 2018 solo debut Paradise 94 marks a new chapter in her long-term engagement with contemporary music. Beyond a prolific collaborator and avid contemporary music curator, Lucy Railton’s voice is grounded in more than 25 years
The collaboration between Mats Erlandsson (SE) and Yair Elazar Glotman (DE) draws on their respective backgrounds as classical instrumentalists and electronic composers, to create an imaginary and dislocated “folk” music for current dark ages. Following 2017’s album Negative Chambers, the pair reconvened
Tanzplage, or Dancing Plague, is initiated by Berlin based choreographer, dancer and dance facilitator Lea Martini. She has always been interested in physical intensities and is the co-founder of collaborations such as the performance collective White Horse and Deter/Müller/Martini. Dancing Plague had
When: July 23-26 Tanzplage Norberg invites 15 festival visitors as participants to explore psychophysiological boundaries in the Mimer mine on July 23-26, during four days prior to the festival. The workshop is an experiment on the capacities of human bodies, dancer or
Is movement a pandemic infection? Surrendering to the disease, Tanzplage Norberg invites to a collective mania. Pushing boundaries between individual selves, group belongings and no-selves, this is an excavation of the movement itself, and what it means to let it take over.
For Tanzplage Norberg, DJ and producer KABLAM (aka Kajsa Blom) joins the movement with sounds. KABLAM experiments with the radical possibilities of music, of what a club environment is or can be and what a dance floor looks and feels like. Mixing
Danish composer and experimental producer An Gella oscillates intensely between the moody and ecstatic. 2017’s debut album Perma is like an abstract and intricate weave of ancient, present and future love stories.
In free movement, Xenia Xamanek (aka Equis) effortlessly explores deconstructed club music, harsh noise and immersive ambient, intriguingly constrained yet expansive.
The recent debut album Human Lines by violinist-become-contemporary minimalist Astrid Sonne showcases a strand of naïve yet fostered electroacoustic compositions, emotive yet distinct.
As part of legendary Berlin outfit MMM (with Fiedel) and in his solo works, Errorsmith creates simply unique experimental club music. 2017’s long awaited album Superlative Fatigue hit every yearly list worth mentioning. Primarily, seeing him live is simply the most fun
Stockholm based duo Gijensu are part of the ongoing resurgence of harder dance music. By taking cues from hardcore techno as well as blissful trance and blending it with a contemporary dance floor approach, they forge a result that is as pummelling
In the current wave of techno infused with synth and body music, Russian grown Inga Mauer stands out with relentless energy, ever forward motion and pristine selection. Gear up!
Through expressive performances involving body paint and curious stage outfits, AJA is set on tearing down norms and boundaries in a collision of sound art, noise and rhythmic brutality, complete with DIY gear and screeching vocals. With a cherry on top.
What is N.M.O.? It is a military space music and/or Fluxus techno duo, an ever-changing acronym incorporating club music, performance, military drumming, fitness and absurdity. It’s also one of the best performing acts in electronic music we know of.
Do you like rave? Do you like computers? Then you’ll love Calum Gunn, a phenomenal live music coder and boss of the cracking Conditional Records!
As part of NON Worldwide, a collective of African artists and of the diaspora, Nkisi pushes against conformity, combining relentless rhythms in an exhilarating artistry. Nkisi live is a fast-paced exercise of stripped down, dark drum works.
Challenging dance floors with her abrasive sonics, Ziúr somehow keeps her poise while completely breaking the confines of club music in free experimentation.