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
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 (IL) 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.