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Kicking of the program on Thursday is the stage crew of 303, this year managed by sthlm-based label~collective lur together with friends both old and new. They will guide you into the evening with scandinavian moodcore silly dance music and other lurigheter. Those who attended last year's after hours know that this is something you don't want to miss!

algovoice is a concert program taking place at Norbergfestival - and previously in May at Fylkingen in Stockholm and Inkonst in Malmö - exploring the intersection between voice and algorithmic composition in the context of contemporary experimental electronic music.

For algovoice eight Swedish and international artists are brought together and will present works created with the help of AI and machine learning or through innovative use of classical voice and singing techniques.

The voice is probably the oldest form of human musical expression while algorithmic computer composition is the latest. In the meeting between these two ways of creating music, questions about how biology and low-tech relate to the artificial and high-tech are reflected. In contemporary electronic music, voice has become an increasingly common expression, a means of adding personal colour and humanity to an increasingly automated and laptop-based production flow. At the same time, it has also become more common for artists to rely on automated workflows by creating algorithms and artificial agents that can be unleashed creatively. Here the use of algorithmic programming techniques instead becomes liberating and a means of challenging the prevailing hierarchical norms in how the composer’s role in the creative process is viewed. How we respond to the tension between flesh and silicone is essential to our future – what kind of cyborgs do we want to become?

algovoice at Norbergfestival presents Charmaine Lee, Daniel M Karlsson, Feronia Wennborg & Martyna Basta.

algovoice is presented with support from the Swedish Arts Council and in collaboration with Fylkingen - New Music and Intermedia Art.

[algovoice]

BunkerBauer & Flat Rat present: Øresund Shitshow 

Divided by Øresund we had been looking across the water, thinking that there had to be a better world on the other side. Turned out there was and we have been united through the graceful sound of electricity since then, diving deep together into naive complexity and dark bright light. As a celebration of the friendships and the music that has followed we present Øresund Shitshow.

At Norbergfestival 2024 Øresund Shitshow will be Araknyl, asta fugazi, DJ Ibon, HYPERFORCE, Matriark, My Gander, Mögela, OMNISELF & rut fessler.

[Bunkerbauer x Flat Rat presents: Øresund Shitshow]

DAAS Living Room for Solidarity

The Living Room for Solidarity at Norbergfestival is a space dedicated to international and intersectional solidarity. Together, we demand a permanent ceasefire, an end to occupation and apartheid, an end to Western complicity, the release of all Palestinian prisoners, and the right to return for all Palestinian refugees. We call for the cessation of genocide, urbicide, ecocide, domesticide, and scholasticide in Palestine and everywhere else in the world. Our commitment places us within a broader movement that connects global liberation struggles, embracing anti-imperialism, anti-colonialism, anti-fascism, and anti-capitalism.

We invite everyone in need of a space to process, mourn, share their anger, learn, discuss, and organize against ongoing genocides and war aggressions. We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian, Sudanese, Congolese, Rohingya, West Papuan, Armenian, Tigrayan, Kurdish, and Ukrainian people, and all those who resist oppression and strive for self-determination.

Friday 5/7:

Workshop with Palestine Direct Action Fund

No Business as Usual: Exercising Direct Action

This is a workshop on imagining defiance. Sparked by the direct action taking place within the Palestinian liberation movement worldwide, this workshop will explore how we can reclaim our power. When the rules imposed by our institutions of power do not make moral sense, how might we live in defiance? Member of the Black Liberation Army, Assata Shakur, said it best: "Nobody in history has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them."

This workshop will be hosted by several people who have engaged in direct action for Palestine and other related causes in Sweden. Some of us have made a ruckus at Parliament. Some of us have organized the student encampments. Some of us have been arrested. All of us strongly decry the genocides taking place, and believe that no business as usual can take place while countless people are being slaughtered.

The organizers of this workshop acknowledge that we live in a time profoundly shaped by the two-headed snake of racism and capitalism, resulting in the oppression of multiple peoples and the destruction of our planet. What more can we do after we have signed all the petitions, marched in all of the demonstrations, and participated in all the boycotts? Anthropologist and anarchist activist, David Graeber, observed: "Protest is like begging the powers that be to dig a well. Direct action is digging the well and daring them to stop you." Join us in the workshop to imagine the new wells we can collectively dig. Free Palestine, free Sudan, free Congo, free Tigray, free Haiti, free Kanaky, free West Papua, free Hawaii. Free all oppressed peoples.


Poetry Reading with Jasim Mohamed

New Elegi to Gaza

Jasim Mohamed, born in 1962 in Ur, Iraq, is a poet and translator now living in Uppsala, Sweden. Mohamed made his poetic debut in 2005 with Övningar in i ett annat språk. His contributions to literature have earned him several awards, such as the Svenska Akademiens prize in 2010 and Samfundet De Nios vinterpris in 2022. His notable works include Det var ett märkligt granatäpple and Uppror mot ingen​. At Norbergfestival, he will read from an upcoming collection of poems.

Saturday 6/7:

Teach In with International Solidarity Movement

Practising Solidarity in the Nordics

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the long-entrenched and systematic oppression and dispossession of the Palestinian population, using non-violent, direct-action methods and principles. Founded in August 2001, ISM aims to support and strengthen the Palestinian popular resistance by being immediately alongside Palestinians in olive groves, on school runs, at demonstrations, within villages being attacked, by houses being demolished or where Palestinians are subject to consistent harassment or attacks from soldiers and settlers as well as numerous other situations.

[DAAS Living Room for Solidarity]

Elektronmusikstudion, usually abbreviated as EMS, is the national centre for Swedish electroacoustic music and sound-art. EMS mission is to provide studios to professional composers and sound artists in the field of electroacoustic music and sound art for production, development work and educational activities. In addition to providing studios EMS' aim is to support artistic development of electroacoustic music and its integration within other artistic areas. EMS represents electroacoustic music from Sweden in various international contexts, gives regular evening courses on the subject, and runs an extensive international guest composer program hosting up to eighty visiting artists and composers per year.

Founded in 1964, originally as a part of the Swedish Radio, EMS is now celebrating its sixtieth year of operation with a large exhibition on the history of the studio and electroacoustic music in Sweden at the Museum of Performing Arts in Stockholm.

The collaboration between EMS and Norbergfestival goes back almost 20 years and has included a long-running series of off-site performances at Risbergs Verkstad in collaboration with Region Västmanland, commissioned pieces produced in residency at EMS and performed in Mimer as well as sound installations and multichannel presentations.

For this year’s anniversary edition of Norbergfestival EMS is proud to present three performers with three distinctly personal approaches to compositions and the live performance of electronic music: Marta Forsberg + Sindri Runudde, Lars Åkerlund and Egil Kalman.

[Elektronmusikstudion 60 years jubilee showcase]

tear
tear
pulls together four different perspectives on extractivism and places them in a sinister circuit, making them resonate with each other in a rather formless formation. In all of them, a skewed play on extractive processes takes place: an esoteric reading of the history and technologies of weather forecasting in Miglé Vyčinaitė’s Cloudy with occasional turmoil (2023); the (coal) mine coming to life as a hole staring (and talking) back at you in Madeleine Anderssons Dirty Coal (2020); or Beth von Undall’s programmatic and generative sound piece Mouth (2023), which utilizes a clone based on ASMR-recordings of the artist’s own mouth; or the spatially warped Contemporary Grotesque III (2024), forming a dome of doom onto which Ba Bladh has sketched out the filthy relations between digital platforms and resource exploitation. Alongside the main program and the visual arts exhibition, Bladh will also present crush (2024), a brand new performance written specifically for Norbergfestival in conjunction with their artist residency, which is organized by Region Västmanland in collaboration with Norberg Kommun and IASPIS.


With support from The Swedish Arts Council, Region Västmanland, IASPIS and  Nordic Mobility Fund. The exhibition will take place at Galleri Norberg.

[tear - Visual Arts Program]

ABADIR is a music producer, sound designer, DJ and music critic born in Cairo, Egypt and based in Berlin, Germany. Part of renowned SVBKVLT label roster, ABADIR has participated in various festivals in Europe and the world. His artistic work varies between a large spectrum of styles, combining experimental, club and ambient music, while extending into academia and critical theory as well.

Being interested in human communication, ABADIR's art deals with themes inspired by fiction, memory and cultural artefacts. In Norberg, ABADIR will perform av live show for his latest album Ison released in 2023. In revisiting cultural surroundings for potential mutation, segments and field recordings from Coptic, Syriac, Maronite, Greek Orthodox and Catholic choirs are used to present his own vision of what can be described as fresh hymns, fictional chants, or parts of a contemporary Sunday mass.

ABADIR

Photo: Clara Borelli

Agnese Menguzzato is an Italian composer and musician based in Berlin. Trained in both violin and the Renaissance lute, she then studied sound engineering in Napoli.

Drawing on historical and contemporary technologies, Menguzzato’s practice intertwines past and current techniques to explore the sonic prospects of the present, often employing the auditory potential of the lute. Her musical expression is deeply rooted in her childhood imagery and in confrontation with nature, from which every human sentiment flows. Having lived between Trentino Alps and Emilia-Romagna Apennines, she’s driven towards the construction of emotive soundscapes gathered from the material and digital worlds.

Menguzzato recently released her first solo EP Scusa via Berlin imprint Verlag, presented as ‘an ode to gentleness’. She has collaborated and performed with musicians such as Sara Persico, FRANKIE, and Soho Rezanejad, and was featured on the latest compilation of the Berlin record and art label Unguarded.

Agnese Menguzzato will perform twice at the festival. In Mimerlaven, and in Tingshusparken, both on Saturday.

Aprapat is a Finnish harsh noise unit that is best known for its detailed metal junk noise and analog tape manipulation, with multiple highly praised releases for various labels around the globe. His live set stretches from full-on harsh blasting to more somber soundscapes, showcasing both true craftsmanship and a sense of drama.

Aprapat is a project by Vilho Koivisto, who is also part of the joyful harsh noise duo The New Boyfriends. Besides making noise, Koivisto runs the label Satatuhatta.

BunkerBauer & Flat Rat present: Øresund Shitshow 

Divided by Øresund we had been looking across the water, thinking that there had to be a better world on the other side. Turned out there was and we have been united through the graceful sound of electricity since then, diving deep together into naive complexity and dark bright light. As a celebration of the friendships and the music that has followed we present Øresund Shitshow.

Immersed in the vibrant electronic music scene of Malmö, Araknyl embarked on his journey as an artist in 2018. Inspired by the energy of psychedelic dance floors and fueled by a desire to channel his emotions into sonic landscapes, Araknyl quickly found his niche in the realm of electronic dance music. A somewhat naive yet focused production and DJ style that to this day continues to haunt soundsystems across the globe.

Araknyl

BunkerBauer & Flat Rat present: Øresund Shitshow 

Divided by Øresund we had been looking across the water, thinking that there had to be a better world on the other side. Turned out there was and we have been united through the graceful sound of electricity since then, diving deep together into naive complexity and dark bright light. As a celebration of the friendships and the music that has followed we present Øresund Shitshow.


asta fugazi represents all things off: off-kilter, off grid, and totally off the hook. With a background in contemporary dance and years of carpentry experience asta provides playfully crafted pounding and pulsating tribal rhythms that melt minds and bend bodies all kinds of ways. One foot in rowdy free parties out in the bush, another in dirty clubs, one arm in the calm countryside.

Rarely doing anything by the book, her DIY approach shines through in all aspects of her creative output. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but free.

asta fugazi

Ba Bladh is an artist based in Copenhagen, whose practice is mainly concerned with performance and installation.

With an attitude of WTF, ample google skills and an addiction to imaged based social media, Bladh creates narratives that breakdown chronological and progressive understandings of time; Appropriating meme language and internet aesthetics in multimedia installations, Bladh’s praxis challenges the (lucrative) trend of diagnosing/categorizing every neurological instant that doesn't adhere to ruling ideals of normalcy within the current contemporary system of tech-pornographic capitalism.

Bladh has exhibited and performed at Charlottenborg Kunsthal(DK), Skånes Konstförening(SE), Kalmar Konstmuseum, and Gallery Blunk(NO), among other institutions.

At Norberg, Ba Bladh will show a new performance, called Crush (2024).

A scripted rant based on the psychological experience of alienation and hypocrisy in our ramping digitalisation. An homage to all the losers, NPC's and freaks who fail online every time.

By and with Ba Bladh.

Costume design by Hannah Blitz Heyman.

Ba Bladh

Originally from Paju South Korea, bela (they/them) is a musician and a performance artist based in Berlin. They are known for electronic music performance merging pungmul - a Korean folk act rooted in agricultural traditions and linked to past social movements - and vocals inspired by extreme metal. bela shapes pungmul into the ritual for queer rage and grief with sub-heavy distortions and cries.

Since moving to Berlin in the autumn of 2022, bela has been announced as a participant of SHAPE+ Platform 23'-24'. They have presented their work across different stages in Europe including Berghain, Trauma Bar und Kino, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Cafe OTO, A4 Bratislava among many others. They have performed in experimental music festivals CTM Festival(DE), Ephemera(PL), Unsound Kraków(PL), and Rewire Festival(NL). They also participated in European art festivals transmediale(DE) and EVA International(IE). bela is a co-runner of Sorrow Club: a mixed event series spanning from music to non-music.

Beth von Undall (DK/DE) is an artist based in Berlin. Her work meditates on questions of mind and subjectivity as it relates to computational technologies. It takes form across a range of different media and juxtaposes manual hand-making techniques with automated and technical processes.

Her work often includes direct use of interactive technologies, computer simulations and programming, video and sound, as well as more classical graphical and sculptural techniques. von Undall’s work draws on formal traditions of minimalism and post-minimalism as well as more recent relational aesthetics. She emphasizes embodiment and sexuality in relation to the clean logics of computational systems and the taxonomic tendencies of information technologies.

von Undall has exhibited across Germany, Scandinavia and the UK including at the annual exhibition ROHKUNSTBAU (DE) as well as Künstlerhaus Bethanien (DE) and Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK).

Beth von Undall

Boj Lucki has been part of the Swedish Jungle & DnB scene for two decades, touring his dubwise sound in over 25 countries. He is part of production trio Mir Crew, DJ:ing and running nights in Stockholm such as Club Rekyl (Recoil), Special Order & Bukva Nights.

In 2021 Boj Lucki founded the Stockholm & Belgrade-based label Bukva Sound with the mission to unify the Swedish, Scandinavian Jungle/Breakbeat producers with the UK and world scene.

Boj Lucki

Johan Smedja

Charmaine Lee (b. 1991) is a New York-based vocalist from Sydney, Australia. Her music is predominantly improvised, favoring a uniquely personal approach to vocal expression concerned with spontaneity, playfulness, and risk-taking. Beyond extended vocal technique, Lee uses amplification, feedback, and microphones to augment and distort the voice.

Lee has performed across a wide range of contexts, including the Lincoln Center, the Kitchen, MoMA, and various basements around the US. She maintains ongoing collaborations with Ikue Mori, Conrad Tao, Aki Onda, and Eric Wubbels and has run a record label, Kǒu (口) Records, since 2023. As a composer, Lee has been commissioned by leading new music and commercial enterprises such as HBO Max, International Contemporary Ensemble, the Wet Ink Ensemble, and Spektral Quartet.

Charmaine Lee is presented as part our algovoice concert programme - exploring the intersection of the voice and algorithmic composition, in the context of contemporary experimental electronic music. algovoice is presented with support from the Swedish Arts Council and in collaboration with Fylkingen.

Daniel M Karlsson is a composer focused primarily on texture and timbre. He works extensively with algorithmic composition. He is a Marxist transhumanist singularitarian meaning his biggest short-term goal is Economic Democracy for everyone. A simpler wording would be “everything for everyone”. Practical breakdown includes, but is not limited to: Free access to food, housing, clothing, education, transportation and computation. He is entirely anti-capitalist and regards any and all speculation as fundamentally unacceptable. His biggest long-term goal is a fun times fully automated luxury space communism with optional mind uploading for all.

Daniel M Karlsson is presented as part our algovoice concert programme - exploring the intersection of the voice and algorithmic composition, in the context of contemporary experimental electronic music. algovoice is presented with support from the Swedish Arts Council and in collaboration with Fylkingen.

Daniel M Karlsson

Dead Man's Chest is Bristol-based producer, DJ, and visual artist Alex Eveson's outlet for exploring the deeper side of Jungle and Drum'n'Bass. 

His acclaimed releases for labels like Ingredients Records, Rupture, Sneaker Social Club and his own Western Lore, helped confirm his status as one of the leaders of the Jungle and Hardcore revival of the 2010s and 2020s.

Presented with support from our friends at Camp 727.

This year's festival will see the return of Tingshusparken as an off-site stage for festival visitors and town inhabitants alike to enjoy an early afternoon program of two concerts. On the Saturday, Tingshusparken will host live performances by Digge Shim (aka Dip Shim) and Agnese Menguzzato (also playing in Mimerlaven) for a meditative and cathartic journey, perfect after a long festival night.

The concerts are open to the public and free of charge.

Digge Shim

The Spanish-born producer Digge Shim, aka Dip Shim, relocated to Malmö some years back and found his calling in the reincarnation of electro through his relentless output of acid-flavored 303 jams. As Digge Shim, his work is focused on medieval-ambient inspired by Gregorian chants, leftfield experiments and downtempo, all of which takes forefront for this live set that will trip your mind out into an unexpected religious journey.

Digge Shim will also perform as Dip Shim at 303 on Thursday.

Agnese Menguzzato

Agnese Menguzzato is an Italian composer and musician based in Berlin. Trained in both violin and the Renaissance lute, she then studied sound engineering in Napoli. Drawing on historical and contemporary technologies, Menguzzato’s practice intertwines past and current techniques to explore the sonic prospects of the present, often employing the auditory potential of the lute. Her musical expression is deeply rooted in her childhood imagery and in confrontation with nature, from which every human sentiment flows. Having lived between Trentino Alps and Emilia-Romagna Apennines, she’s driven towards the construction of emotive soundscapes gathered from the material and digital worlds.

Agnese Menguzzato will also perform in Mimerlaven the same day.

Digge Shim, Agnese Menguzzato (Tingshusparken)

Photo: Moa Gustafsson Söndergaard

The Spanish-born producer, aka Dip Shim, relocated to Malmö some years back and found his calling in the reincarnation of electro through his relentless output of acid-flavored 303 jams.

Besides establishing the Malmø Traxx label, he also previously ran the city’s foremost record shop for electronic dance music. As a producer he resealed several records with different alias as Digge Shim. He released with labels as Gated Recordings, SNC Recs. He takes equal inspiration from the Dutch West Coast, Detroit and from the rawness of his native Spanish scene.

Dip Shim

DJ DIAMOND is part of the Viennese underground club scene – be it behind the decks or as an organizer with her collective Fast & Nice. Her energetic, high-on-dopanie sets are informed by the hardcore continuum, fusing oldschool gabber tracks with Hardcore anthems and Neo-Trance gems.

BunkerBauer & Flat Rat present: Øresund Shitshow 

Divided by Øresund we had been looking across the water, thinking that there had to be a better world on the other side. Turned out there was and we have been united through the graceful sound of electricity since then, diving deep together into naive complexity and dark bright light. As a celebration of the friendships and the music that has followed we present Øresund Shitshow.

Growing up in between forest, internet and long eyed neighbours DJ Ibon’s sound reflects the tragically beautiful and gloomy reality we live in. Besides whispering the magical language of music, Ibon is trying to manage Kengu and BunkerBauer Records and aiming to finish recent projects.

DJ Ibon

Gaspard Emma Hers also known as Dj Würm is a young multidisciplinary artist from Brussels. Their work delves into the dissociative state between multiple realities and multiple identities. Using various aliases and media, combining the imaginary and the grotesque, their work draws on popular references tinged with magic.

They are taking great inspiration from chamber black metal, swampy rave sounds, and crappy horror movies. Somewhere between fiction, archive, and diary, their work explores the role of the fantastic in everyday life.

Egil Kalman interprets traditional folk music from Norway and Sweden on the modular synthesizer. Paying close attention to intonation and ornamentation in the source material, these details shine in a new light with the sound of raw electricity amplifying its inherent trance inducing qualities. His 2nd LP on iDeal Recordings ‘Forest of Tines, Egil Kalman plays the Buchla 200’ was released earlier this year. Besides his solo work he’s also active in several groups as a double bass player and synthesist, such as Marthe Lea Band, Miman, Völvur and in duos with Zoe Efstathiou and Fredrik Rasten.

Egil Kalman is presented as part of Elektronmusikstudion 60 years jubilee showcase.

Egil Kalman

EliEli ~ Forever flow of wet long fingers at least some millions touching the lights of one another (love u like e.t)

Leaning out. At some point we could not stand on our own anymore. We got so used to these extensions in our bodies, these connections. Connecting sacred motherships, invisible strings attaching us, strangers, lovers. Only seen sometimes, early early in the crispy morning light- stretching across vast landscapes we are melting like icebergs, affecting land across latitudes and spanning apparently disconnected geographies.

Threads stretch out over landscapes, over mountains, over seas. Stretching between us, between melting ice blocks at the North Pole and the flooded archipelagos at the equator. The threads tremble, rub, tangle.

This performance uses as its starting point an electroacoustic string instrument between two dancers as a catalyst for movement and relationship, It is a choreographic exploration on the entanglement of sound. Through this is woven an interconnected story of vulnerability and responsibility, of entanglement and quantum entanglement.

By and with EliEli
Performed together with Linnea Sundling
Live sounddesign: Brenda El Rayes
Instrument-building support: Yuri Landman
Dramaturgy and advice:

elieli is a choreographer and multi-disciplinary artist who navigates through a field of philosophies on relationships, entanglement, as well as ideas about unrooted and nomadic practices. Eli works with scores of mapping and listening to subtle changes/shifts of bodies; Bodies in landscapes, in materials, in beings. Bodies in power and identity. How one thing is never disconnected from another and how we "change everything we touch, and everything we change, changes us" (Octavia Butler). In 2019, Eli graduated in choreography from SNDO (School for New Dance Development – Amsterdam University of Arts). Eli is an active artist at Skogen, Glada Sprutan kollektivet, and Fylkingen in Stockholm, among other places.

Brenda El Rayes is a composer, sound designer, and DJ with a degree from the Royal College of Music. She creates sound based on her emotions and experiences. Everyone has a sonic language, and Brenda tries to find hers, deeply rooted in Orthodox Church Arabic music mixed with her Western musical impulses.

Linnéa Sundling is educated at the School of Dance and Circus in Stockholm and has since 2010 worked as a dancer, teacher and choreographer in various constellations and projects in the performing arts field. Linnéa is interested in interpersonal encounters, movement, communication, the relationship with nature and the body's ability to heal. Listening and being inspires.

Erik Klinga (b.1991), originally from Sandviken and now situated in Malmö & Copenhagen. He has studied electro-acoustic composition at KMH and is currently studying for a Master's in Copenhagen at RMC, focusing on composition within the Music Creation course. 

Klinga is composing electronic music using Buchla modular synthesis as the main source for sounding material. His practice involves connecting sounding elements from field recordings, Buchla and acoustic instruments.

In Norbergs Kyrka, Erik Klinga will perform a concert based on material composed during his residency at Malmö Arts Museum where he worked closely with exploring Genarpsorgeln, one of the oldest playable organs in Northern Europe, bringing the material in to the studio environment and augmenting it using Buchla 200 and field recordings.

Erik Klinga (Norbergs Kyrka)

Photo: Moa Gustafsson Söndergaard

Feronia Wennborg is an artist and musician working across performance, installation, sound and digital media. Her work explores the relational and re-imaginative possibilities embedded in practices of listening and sounding. Working with material recorded in everyday life, she explores digital processing techniques to create intimate, tactile sonic environments. Feronia often works in close collaboration with others, and is part of the duo soft tissue together with Simon Weins.

Feronia’s work has been exhibited and performed at galleries, music venues and festivals including: Cafe OTO (London); Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow); Counterflows

(Glasgow); Konsthall C (Stockholm); Wysing Arts Centre (Cambridge); Heart of Noise (Innsbruck); West (the Hague); & Fylkingen (Stockholm).

Feronia Wennborg is presented as part our algovoice concert programme - exploring the intersection of the voice and algorithmic composition, in the context of contemporary experimental electronic music. algovoice is presented with support from the Swedish Arts Council and in collaboration with Fylkingen.

FLUCC is a young hardcore loving artist from Berlin. His music polarises and plays with emotion - where industrial hardcore and intricate synthscapes come togethe. In his sets he explores the boundaries of hard dance music and pushes energy to the limit.

His own tracks are a landmark of contemporary underground techno. We would recognize a FLUCC production among hundreds of tracks.

FLUCC

Henrik Frisk is an active performer of improvised and contemporary music and a composer of electroacoustic music. As a professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm he is the head of programs for electroacoustic music and research. His own research is concerned with improvisation, interactivity, spatialisation and collaborative practices. Henrik has performed in many countries in Europe, North America and Asia, and as a composer he has received commissions from many institutions, ensembles and musicians. Numerous recordings, mostly collaborations, are available on American, Canadian, Swedish and Danish record labels.

Henrik Frisk is presented as a part of EAM at KMH.

Henrik Frisk

Hillevi Duus (b. 1985 in Gothenburg) is based in Stockholm. She currently studies electroacoustic composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Working mainly with acoustic sound sources, Hillevi explores fragility and intimacy. With an interest in the tactile and physical part of the sound, texture and timbre play a significant role in her composition. Hillevi Duus is presented as a part of EAM at KMH.

Hillevi Duus

BunkerBauer & Flat Rat present: Øresund Shitshow 

Divided by Øresund we had been looking across the water, thinking that there had to be a better world on the other side. Turned out there was and we have been united through the graceful sound of electricity since then, diving deep together into naive complexity and dark bright light. As a celebration of the friendships and the music that has followed we present Øresund Shitshow.

DJ and producer HYPERFORCE lives up to his name with energetic DJ sets and a collection of steady driving and bouncy tracks. His productions, released on labels such as Morph and UTE, showcase his ability to balance intensity and emotion.

Apart from his performances and studio work, HYPERFORCE has taken part in numerous collaborative projects, including co-founding the record label BODYCOUNT, running countless parties with his DIY Malmö-collective Astrum, and most recently teaming up with OPTIMISM. His latest ambitious project, the soon to be launched web platform Sublink, aims to equip artists with tools to promote creative output, collaborate on releases and share earnings.

HYPERFORCE

Johan Lundberg is a guitarist and composer born in Umeå. His practice is centered around live performances where the electric guitar and electronics are treated as an expansive electromechanical space that gives rise to a state of heightened listening with a focus on harmonics, deliberate intonation, microsound and feedback. He mainly concentrates on multi- channel and spatial performances where composed structures, tuning and modular systems are explored through intuitive improvisation.

He holds a BA in guitar from the Academy of Music in Malmö and is currently studying his MA in composition with a focus on electroacoustic music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. In addition to performing as a soloist, he is an active collaborator and works in many musical and interdisciplinary artistic contexts in Sweden and abroad.

lundbergmusic.com

Johan Lundberg

Jon Nensén (1980) is a Swedish artist, designer and constructor who builds his own instruments. Those include electro acoustic devices, patch programmable sequencers, and spectral manipulators that are used in his electricity focused compositions, and in a strange search for the inherent sound of the transistor, as well as trying to perceive the raw power of rushing current and voltage potential.

Jon Nensén

Jóhann Vignir Vilbergsson (IS/SE) is a composer currently studying electroacoustic composition in Stockholm. His field of exploration lies in algorithmic composition, finding meaning in the meaningless and bridging the gap between acoustic instruments and computer music. Jóhann Vignir Vilbergsson is presented as a part of EAM at KMH.

Jóhann Vignir Vilbergsson

Kaino Kim Vieno’s brooding pop songs are about the long shadows of histories, and what they do to our bodies. In her lyrics, the messy transition of former Soviet states from communism to capitalism is juxtaposed with the narrative of gender transitioning. Her sophomore album, ‘European Histories in E(strogen)’ came out on Minna Records in 2023.

Kaino Kim Vieno is performing in Mimerlaven as part of the showcase of World Canvas, a Helsinki-label and cross-disciplinary platform for unconfined expressions of emotion. World Canvas strives to provide a home for artists on the fringes and backlots of contemporary art. It is a blank surface, open to host audiovisual explorations, fictional fantasies and outcries of yearning.

Cameron Sofia Winters, known professionally as KAVARI, is a British artist, music producer, and DJ currently based in Glasgow, Scotland known for her high contrast productions and performances that fuse industrial, ambient, club, & alternative electronics.

KAVARI was born on November 27th 1998 in Birkenhead, England and later moved to the North East Highlands of Scotland in her early childhood. She began performing later in her teens at club nights and underground raves in and around Scotland.

Her abrasive sound design and soft melodic soundscapes have garnered her great amounts of attention across the world, cementing herself as one of the heavy hitters of the UK underground scene, her work being praised by the likes of Aphex Twin, Hudson Mohawke, REZZ, Mura Masa, Flume, and many more. 

Her productions and performances are known to be high energy, intense, and genre-fluid experiences that position themselves around the dark and haunting side of electronic music. Influenced by artists such as Skrillex, Genesis P-Orridge, Lorn, & Arca, her work spans the most delicate realms of ambience to the harshest planes of noise. KAVARI released her debut EP 'If the Benign Was to Ever Be So Pure' in May 2021. Her debut album 'Against The Wood, Opposed To Flesh' was self released on November 3rd 2023.

KAVARI

Last year's energy-fueled closing of Kraftcentralen by its stage crew left us craving for more. Fortunately, the KC Crew will continue the fun again this year. Expect the unexpected as different styles mesh and merge for an organic and dynamic whole. Let the B2B bonanza commence!

KC Crew

As part of the KMH showcase at the Norberg Festival 2024, Kim Hedås and Monica Åslund Forsén will present an excerpt from their latest composition, Tir, which combines dance and electroacoustic music.

Kim Hedås and Monica Åslund Forsén have previously collaborated in performances such as IRATA (performed at KMH and Design Center Stockholm), Good Night, Mr Moon (Moderna Museet in Stockholm), Tiara (Atalante in Gothenburg) and O (Kulturhuset in Stockholm). Kim Hedås is a composer of orchestral, vocal, chamber, and electroacoustic music. Her compositions have been commissioned and performed by prominent ensembles and orchestras in Sweden and abroad. Hedås frequently collaborates with other artists working in the fields of theatre, art, film, dance, and architecture. Her work also includes large-scale, site-specific music installations.

In recent years, her compositions have been performed internationally at the Ars Electronica Festival, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, and in Italy, France, Germany, Wales, England, Iceland, Finland and China. In Sweden, her compositions have been performed at a number of festivals and venues, including Sound of Stockholm, Båstad Chamber Music Festival, Svensk Musikvår, Berwaldhallen, Konserthuset in Stockholm, Göteborgs Konserthus, Moderna Museet, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Musikaliska, Audiorama, NorrlandsOperan, Göteborgsoperan, Acusticum, Färgfabriken, Kivik Art Centre, Teater Galeasen and Dramaten.

http://www.kimhedas.se/

Monica Åslund Forsén is a dancer and choreographer who explores the musical body and its performative expression. She worked for several years as a percussionist in the world music group Anitas Livs, which toured throughout Europe, and was also a member of the performance group Notre Dame. She has a diploma in eurythmics from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH), and has taught movement and improvisation at both KMH and the University of Dance and Circus (DOCH). Since 2017, she has led the education unit at the Swedish Museum of Performing Arts (Scenkonstmuseet in Stockholm).

Kim Hedås + Monica Åslund Forsén

Lars Åkerlund is a musician, performer and composer. Since the 1980s he has worked both solo and in collaboration with other musicians and artists from various disciplines. He is a co-founder of the Lucky People Center. He has worked with such groups as the Rambert Dance Company, the Finnish National Ballet and the Göteborg Opera. He also worked with musicians like Zbigniew Karkowski, Kasper Toeplitz, Dror Feiler, Eryck Abecassis, Julien Ottavi, Lise-Lotte Norelius, Sebastian Öberg, Jean-Louis Huhta and Johan Söderberg. Over the past ten years Åkerlund has primarily focused on composition, live electronics, touring, collaboration and the publication of works on 20 or so different record labels.

Lars Åkerlund is presented as part of Elektronmusikstudion 60 years jubilee showcase.

Lars Åkerlund

Leo Bodén is a composer focusing on texture and material. Feedback, recorded sounds and digital synthesis/manipulation are the fundamentals in his work. Leo Bodén is presented as a part of EAM at KMH.

Leo Bodén

Ljudit Andersson & The Toilet (Klas-Benny) are a traditional duo who throw electronic music across a table and create a unique sound world filled with chaos and surprises.

With an arsenal of stolen samples and an abundance of influences, their music collides in a pleasant mix of both the one and the other. They are signature artists under the suspicious label Mutantswing, which is known for releasing highly eclectic and transgressive music. With a focus on breaking boundaries and challenging expectations, Ljudit Andersson & The Toilet deliver an experience that is guaranteed to shake and surprise listeners.

https://mutantswing.bandcamp.com/ 

When sound gains motion, new spaces are created. When spaces gain sound, motion is created. Louisa Palmi is a composer, musician, and sound artist specializing in electroacoustic music presented in multichannel formats. Her creative work seamlessly blends electronics with 3D sound technology to craft immersive soundscapes. She explores how to transform the sense of space by manipulating and placing sound. Her compositions embrace a spectrum of contrasts, from subtle textures to high resonances, from intricate details to sweeping movements. In a short time, Louisa Palmi's work has gained recognition, and her pieces have been showcased in various venues across Europe. In 2023, she was honored with the prestigious title "Young Artist" at the Arctic Arts Festival. Louisa Palmi is presented as a part of EAM at KMH.

Louisa Palmi Danielsson

Ludvig Elblaus is an artist and researcher working primarily with computational materials to create electroacoustic music, as well as audio-visual installations, museum exhibits, and contributions to larger collaborative works in several traditions, e.g. opera, theater, and dance.

His artistic practice explores chaos, dynamical systems, modelling as an artistic practice, ecological attitudes to site-specificity, emergence, extended temporal structures and deep listening.

Elblaus is currently working in the ensembles utrumque, End of Text, and xLEPH. His latest projects include commissions for the GRM Acousmonium, the Labor Sonor Festival, the Elevate Festival, and performances in Stockholm, Cairo, Vienna, Paris, Zurich and Graz.

Madeleine Andersson is a Swedish artist based in Copenhagen. In her work humor, identity, sex and violence emerge as central nodes where she seeks to question and re-work current definitions of the apocalypse; whether it’s a personal ending, a disclosure of knowledge or a global catastrophe.

Andersson has shown works at Accelerator (SWE), S.M.A.K. (BE), Nikolaj Kunsthal (DK), La MEP (FR), Galerie 35m2 (CZ), Färgfabriken (SWE) amongst others.

Madeleine Andersson

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hard, straggering, broken, core muzik

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Manticore

Marta Forsberg is a composer, sound artist and musician working in the field of installation art, performance and electronic music. Her practice spans across sounds design, composition for ensembles, music for dance, sound and light installations, as well as working in different artistic research projects. She had releases in the last few years via labels such as Warm Winters Ltd., XKatedral, Superpang, and Thanatosis.

For the performance at Norbergfestival, Marta will be joined on stage by dancer and choreographer Sindri Runudde, her long-time collaborator. While Marta has previously composed music for several of Sindri's performances, this time Sindri will dance to Marta's music. The show will feature a mix of her latest release, "Sjunger för varandra," which came out earlier this year on Warm Winters Ltd., and new, unreleased material recorded in the Electroacoustic studio at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. During her residency, Marta explored the unique East German instrument, the Subharchord, and worked with singers Rupert Enticknap and Ella Olivia Bender, as well as poet and performer Agnes Schneidewind. She combined their voices with the distinctive sound of the vocaloid, creating a duet between human and synthetic voices that results in a sonic landscape both intimate and otherworldly. With Sindri joining her on stage, Marta aims to embody and deepen the musical narrative aspects of her work. This marks their first performance together as a duo.

Marta Forsberg is presented as part of Elektronmusikstudion 60 years jubilee showcase.

Krakow-based artist Martyna Basta’s diaristic sound shapes a delicate atmosphere that balances lush and haunting.

Classically trained in guitar, the Polish composer escaped academia at the age of 18, replacing her native instrument with a synth. She soon developed a unique way of composing, involving modulated voice, electronics, and field recordings.

This radical transformation was captured on her first album Making Eye Contact with Solitude released on the Slovak label Warm Winters, which introduced her as part of a new wave in the European experimental scene.

After the release of her debut, she reached back for acoustic instruments like guitar and zither, establishing her unique electro-acoustic tone.

Martyna Basta is presented as part our algovoice concert programme - exploring the intersection of the voice and algorithmic composition, in the context of contemporary experimental electronic music. algovoice is presented with support from the Swedish Arts Council and in collaboration with Fylkingen. Martyna Basta is presented with support from the Polish Institute in Stockholm.

Martyna Basta

Photo: Filip Preis

BunkerBauer & Flat Rat present: Øresund Shitshow 

Divided by Øresund we had been looking across the water, thinking that there had to be a better world on the other side. Turned out there was and we have been united through the graceful sound of electricity since then, diving deep together into naive complexity and dark bright light. As a celebration of the friendships and the music that has followed we present Øresund Shitshow.


Matriark is the carwrecker from Sarpsborg hitting all the notes in your spectrum like a snail in the sand. Never get bored with this feeling cause its just the beginning. A hopeless position between euphoric hope and restless mystique.

Matriark

Mattias Petersson, senior lecturer at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, is a composer and performer working with hybrid forms of computer music, live coding and modular synthesis. He has performed worldwide, both as a solo artist and in various constellations. One of his most notable projects is the long term collaboration with violinist George Kentros in the duo There are no more four seasons. Formed in 2004, they were pioneers of the recomposition movement, taking older pieces of music and recontextualizing them to make them relevant to our times. As a solo artist he has released music on labels like Hallow Ground, Moving Furniture Records, Ideal Recordings and Fylkingen Records.

Miglė Vyčinaitė is a Lithuanian artist based in Copenhagen whose work revolves around the creation of modern myths and magical materialism, mediated through technical images that alter our perception and interaction with the world. She develops speculative scenarios intertwined with non-canonical histories. In her work, images no longer refer to the past but exist in an eternal present, constantly being updated and manipulated.In her art practice, she uses different media such as video art, sculptures, text, and installations.

Miglė Vyčinaitė's work has recently been presented at Art Hub Copenhagen (2024), Gossamer Fog in London (2024), Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen (2024),  the National Art Gallery in Vilnius (2023), FABRIKKEN for Art and Design in Copenhagen (2023), and SixtyEight Art Institute in Copenhagen (2023), amongst others.

Miglė Vyčinaitė

Informationstechno from a Sweden of the past, filtered through retro-futuristic incredulity. Motormännen make techno and acid based on samples from politicians, news clips and Christer Glenning from the end of the cold war era. Inhibitions were relaxed and new, foreign influences crept into the body of society and the old information monopolies. Motormännen’s tracks are visually enhanced by video material from the 1970’s and 80’s. Firmly rooted in the underground of the Swedish techno scene, the band has still managed to reach outside the usual sphere with their morose take on culture and society through late 20th century history.

Motormännen released their debut album “Informationstechno” on cassette in 2014 and has since followed up with two critically acclaimed LP’s and a number of EP’s and singles on Lamour Records. They have twice been nominated for best Swedish dance album of the year at Manifestgalan. In 2016 they released a remix album with edits by prominent Swedish techno outfits such as Manic Brothers and Nima Khak. 

Motormännen

This dance workshop invites the participants into an open space to explore movement and find new ways of moving through a concept we’ve developed and named Movement Scan.


Movement scan provides participants with tools for bodily awareness, respecting their own and others boundaries before entering the festival life. The workshop uses different methods and exercises that explore the interference between the individual and the group, thus asking the question: how to manage your own agency in order to provide agency for other bodies?

Some exercises suggest physical touch, and therefore raising awareness on consent is the core of sharing the space with other bodies. In searching for the embodied sensation of a yes and a no, the participants work with the boundaries of themselves and others. We provide alternatives for those preferring non-contact participation. This two-hour session welcomes all, regardless of age and dance experience - every body is a dancing body (Maximum participants: 30).

The workshop is hosted by Maya Giraudet and Mira Buus, students in Dance Performance at Stockholm University of the Arts. We work together with Eli Ulfhammer, electronic musician educated at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, who accompanies the space with a live set using soundscapes inspired by and reacting to the atmosphere and energy of the people attending. Throughout the workshop, the soundscapes develop from ambient to more beat-oriented following the dynamic of the movements.

Mouvement Workshop with Live Music

Murrettumeri is the primary solo project of Helsinki-based producer and sound designer Henia Lilja Nikkilä (she/they). Originating from the musical background of various band compositions and touring in Europe and Japan, Murrettumeri was born in the juxtaposition of instrumental music, video games and avant-garde electronica.

Having released her most recent EP ‘Back Life’ in 2023 on Spanish label Interior, she combined nostalgia-amplified trance-tropes, bursts of contemporary pop and rave music into a combination which threaded the line within and off the grid, in and around genres. In addition to her solo musical practice via Murrettumeri and angel xenakis, she is an affiliate and member of Helsinki-based collective SURREXIS, and has collaborated with Kaino Wennerstrand on her performance piece ‘Fixit’, a work based on the history of European Union.

Murrettumeri is performing in Mimerlaven as part of the showcase of World Canvas, a Helsinki-label and cross-disciplinary platform for unconfined expressions of emotion. World Canvas strives to provide a home for artists on the fringes and backlots of contemporary art. It is a blank surface, open to host audiovisual explorations, fictional fantasies and outcries of yearning.

Murrettumeri

Photo: Haliz Yosef

BunkerBauer & Flat Rat present: Øresund Shitshow 

Divided by Øresund we had been looking across the water, thinking that there had to be a better world on the other side. Turned out there was and we have been united through the graceful sound of electricity since then, diving deep together into naive complexity and dark bright light. As a celebration of the friendships and the music that has followed we present Øresund Shitshow.

Hailing from a background of a diverse range of musical styles, My Gander developed her interest in electronic music during high school. The early crude techno and trance sounds became an important foundation to her style. Cutting her teeth at venues, clubs and festivals in Stockholm before moving down south, her style as a DJ and producer is characterized by a raw soundscape and fast pace – yet with an inherent swing and vibrancy.

Besides being part of BunkerBauer, My holds the recurrent club event Pater Noster at Den Anden Side together with Matriark.

My Gander

BunkerBauer & Flat Rat present: Øresund Shitshow 

Divided by Øresund we had been looking across the water, thinking that there had to be a better world on the other side. Turned out there was and we have been united through the graceful sound of electricity since then, diving deep together into naive complexity and dark bright light. As a celebration of the friendships and the music that has followed we present Øresund Shitshow.


From the spores underneath the Malmö city freaktown emerges a funky fungus best translated into Swenglish as Mögela. With a vast and vivid fantasy world living inside her mind since being a kid, she has always tried to find new ways to express what she sees to everyone else.

Since a few years ago Mögela has been creating musical stories in the form of DJ performances at local parties in the sewers and basements of Malmö, sometimes for many consecutive hours. She is also known to have written some incredibly weird and equally beautiful pieces of music of her own that have had many freaks in tears on the dancefloor.

When childlike wonder, melancholy, arousal and a bit of sleep deprivation all collide, no eye is left dry.

Mögela

NOS is a techno activist from Malmö, who's been active the last three decades presenting dance-friendly live sets using analog synths, drum machines, brushes, overhead machines and VHS players.

NOS

BunkerBauer & Flat Rat present: Øresund Shitshow

Divided by Øresund we had been looking across the water, thinking that there had to be a better world on the other side. Turned out there was and we have been united through the graceful sound of electricity since then, diving deep together into naive complexity and dark bright light. As a celebration of the friendships and the music that has followed we present Øresund Shitshow.

Through a synthesis of playful and deranged sonic landscapes OMNISELF invites you to explore the infinite possibilities of perception. Their performances and compositions are a testament to the universal language of music, leaving an indelible mark on the ever-evolving realm of electronic music.

OMNISELF is the co-founder of Malmö-based labels Morph and Bodycount, working first and foremost with community and DIY-driven gatherings that manage to escape manifested systems and concepts.

OMNISELF

Krzysztof “Freeze” Ostrowski is a Bydgoszcz-based musician, instrumentalist and producer. His artistic activity is influenced by a multitude of experiences related to sound: classical music education, years of electronic music production and work as a sound engineer.

He performs solo and in an audiovisual duo with visual artist Tom Skof, as well as in various configurations often associated with Bydgoszcz’s alternative music scene originating from the Mózg club.

Ostrowski x Skof are presented with support from the Polish Institute in Stockholm.

Algorithmic Composition in Music-Making

Patterns in SuperCollider with SuperClean: Algorithmic Composition in Music-Making

is not your average SuperCollider workshop.


Get set up to have SuperCollider automagically boot with sensible defaults. Sequence your own samples in a CPU efficient way without all the hassle. Use the built in effect chain, synths and routing system to find your personal sound. Integrate best practices regarding safety into a workflow you know you can trust.

All of the above and more on day one. The workshop aims to get everyone over the initial threshold to a place where they are using SuperCollider with confidence and personal expressivity. Through its unique approach of focusing on the Patterns paradigm, and providing something truly expressive to sequence, the workshop offers unparalleled coherence and approachability.


Isn’t SuperCollider just for 1337 hax0rz and genius types? 

Regardless if this is your first or umpteenth time trying to get into SuperCollider, this workshop will let you hit the ground running and get something real done.


Why should I learn SuperCollider when I can do anything in my DAW of choice? 

Really though, can you? Throughout the workshop we will explore new approaches to making music and organizing sound in powerful and abstracted ways.


Through the use of algorithmic composition, defining musical outcomes using parameterization and generative design concepts, together we’ll uncover emergent behavior far beyond the confines of linearity. Countless infinities of variation to be constructed with ease from an elegant subset of a uniquely powerful language.

Requires your own computer with MacOS, Windows or Linux to install and use the software.

About the teacher:

Daniel M Karlsson is a composer focused primarily on texture and timbre. He works extensively with algorithmic composition.

www.danielmkarlsson.com

www.github.com/danielmkarlsson/superclean

Patterns in SuperCollider with SuperClean w/ Daniel M Karlsson

The Richmond, Virginia duo Prison Religion consists of friends Parker Black and Warren Jones.

Their sound is a genuine reaction to the world around them: we are already in the apocalypse. Where once Prison Religion’s songs looked out to space, on their most recent album, Hard Industrial Bop, the pair have fallen back to earth, defecting against the laws of a war-torn planet, fighting against an impenetrable world order of known abusers and fear. This is manifested in the caustic wall of sound, heavy beats sounding like public gunshots, mumbled screams like breaking glass, thumping flourishes of techno or weighty drones. Like hard bop challenged established jazz back in the 1950s, their latest record is one that channels the exploratory nature of jazz, constantly subverting and up-ending where you think the duo’s music will take you at any given moment.

We're very exited to have Prison Religion performing at 303 for Norbergfestival 2024.

"They are the inner voices, the spirits that animate, the ghosts crawling behind closed eyes. They have always been there, originate from deep down and come and go with the tides of emotions; They whisper through the electronic waves; doorway for unspoken words quietly waiting to be born. They closely watched the wind amplifying its howl through the crack of a door, the vehemence of the waterfall when it hits the stone, the vociferous statement of a mountain in its avalanche. They learnt and chose to replicate running through the wires of machines. Spirits do dream, and this is a translation of their dreams. From the soothing ones, to the nightmares, to the incomprehensible impressions of a world obeying different sonic laws."

Actress, vegetable grower, music producer, vocalist and DJ, French Ghanaian artist PÖ produces music evoking vocal experimentations that contrasts with her fiery and uplifting dj sets; a universe filled with tracks that range from ghostly ambient to post punk club tunes and acapella polyphonies. Her debut album Cociage was released in 2023 under the label Hakuna Kulala. The album is an expression of the darker and more introspective side of her and a statement of independence and multiplicity that evokes her own complex identity. 

PÖ

Photo: Egna G Prudhomme

Romance Relic is the solo sonic alias of Helsinki-based artist Jussi Hertz. Their musical work takes influences from varied fields ranging from experimental electronic, modern classical music and ambient genre tropes. Hertz works with various mediums, ranging from field recordings and re-appropriated and sampled sound excerpts to synthesized melodic passages and vocal verses. Within and throughout, they explore the intersections of emotional temporality and musical tropes’ relation to sensibility and pop-inclined romanticism.

In their practice, Romance Relic aims to stretch the boundaries of fragmentary storytelling, and its narrative capabilities and dispositions. Having releases via Janushoved, Eastern Nurseries, Katharsis and DISPLAY, each of their pieces of music reflect on different subject matters ranging from site-specific memory to instrumental mediation of emotion and temporality. Additionally, Hertz is the co-founder and artistic curator of contemporary art platform World Canvas.

Romance Relic is performing in Mimerlaven as part of the showcase of World Canvas, a Helsinki-label and cross-disciplinary platform for unconfined expressions of emotion. World Canvas strives to provide a home for artists on the fringes and backlots of contemporary art. It is a blank surface, open to host audiovisual explorations, fictional fantasies and outcries of yearning.

Romance Relic

Photo: Tai Ristimäki

BunkerBauer & Flat Rat present: Øresund Shitshow

Divided by Øresund we had been looking across the water, thinking that there had to be a better world on the other side. Turned out there was and we have been united through the graceful sound of electricity since then, diving deep together into naive complexity and dark bright light. As a celebration of the friendships and the music that has followed we present Øresund Shitshow.

Over the last decade, rut fessler has immersed himself in a wide array of non-commercial projects in the southern regions of Scandinavia, including Astrum, OPTIMISM, BODYCOUNT, Morph, and CPE.

The true heir of Färs Härad.

rut fessler

The Catanic Congregation of Lucifox and Mousifer is where the handmade instruments created and played by Johan Tingne (Bergtagna Instruments) joins guitarist Johan Frick (Night Viper, Lethal Steel) to create an immersive soundscape. It is an audiovisual experience, an involuntary sound healing session to heal you from the light. An art/music/performance project by and with Johan Tingne and Johan Frick. Masks by visual artist Jasmin Stolle.

Rävulen och Musifers Kattanistiska Sällskap

Presents EDM: Epic Dungeon Musik

s1m0nc3ll0 navigates the murky and magical waters of soundcloud and blogspot music, exploring MedievalKore, Lent0 Wobblestep, Mordorkore, Ibizzare, CompleXtroniKa, Super Hi-Tek, Parapsy-Trance and artisan Hardstylist, but also UF0restKore, Transcendental Elevator Bard Music, drained-aspirin ASMR melodieCore, UltraMegaf0lkore, Bouncin'Soulstep, CathedralTek and Trance Requiem... Let’s ride on an epic fantasy journey 2gether ~ ~ ~ ~

s1m0nc3ll0

s1m0nc3ll0

Showcase: Electroacoustic Music from the Royal College of

Music in Stockholm

We’re happy to present the The Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH) Showcase, EAM at KMH. At the showcase, that takes place in Mimerlaven on the festival Friday, a delegation of students and teachers from the electroacoustic composition department at KMH presents a varied program comprised of new music, performed with novel systems

and instruments. Expect everything from multichannell pieces, timbral drone music, and home-built instruments.

With:

Hillevi Duus

Jon Nensén

Vera V Almgren

Leo Bodén

Jóhann Vignir Vilbergsson

Simon Hansson

Louisa Palmi Danielsson

Johan Lundberg

Ludvig Elblaus

Henrik Frisk

Kim Hedås and Monica Åslund Forsén (dance)

Mattias Petersson

More info:

https://www.kmh.se/in-english/education/programmes-andcourses/bachelor-programmes/composition---electroacousticmusic.

Showcase: EAM at KMH

Simon Hansson is a composer and sound artist working within the realms of minimalism. His work stems from an essentialist approach to timbre, texture, and form, seeking to offer a brief insight into the perpetual ebb and flow of time. At the core of his practice lies an interest in working with sound as a physical material. Consequently, his compositions often take shape as intricate weaves or solid sculptures of sound, forming dense sonic structures. Simon Hansson is presented as a part of EAM at KMH.

Simon Hansson

On Saturday evening, a solidarity program will be held in Kraftcentralen as part of the festival's commitment to create space for discussion, learning, caring, solidarity, and activism alongside the sonic, visual, and performance arts which constitute the core of our program. It will feature a presentation by Wassim Z. Alsindi connecting contemporary colonialism to the medieval Crusades, a screening of the documentary Spaces of Exception (dir. Matt Peterson and Malek Rasamny) and a discussion on solidarity, resilience and resistence.

Program points:

The Chain Mail Gaze by Wassim Z. Alsindi (PhD)

British Iraqi scholar Wassim Z. Alsindi (PhD) will hold an introductory presentation on his forthcoming book The Chain Mail Gaze, connecting contemporary colonialism to the medieval Crusades.

Wassim is the founder and creative director of the 0xSalon, which conducts experiments in post-disciplinary collective knowledge practices. A veteran of the timechain, Wassim specialises in conceptual design and philosophy of peer-to-peer systems, on which he writes, speaks, teaches, and consults. Wassim has curated arts festivals, led a sculptural engineering laboratory and published experimental music, satirical theatre, fiction, games, poetry, and speculative scripture. Wassim holds a Ph.D. in ultrafast supramolecular photophysics from the University of Nottingham. https://wassim.pubpub.org

Screening: Spaces of Exception (dir. Matt Peterson and Malek Rasamny)

Spaces of Exception is a documentary film that profiles the terrains of the Indian reservation and the Palestinian refugee camp, “spaces of exception” that have become essential in the struggle for decolonization and indigenous autonomy.

Shot between 2014 to 2017, the film observes and juxtaposes the communities and struggles of the American Indian reservation and the Palestinian refugee camp. It visits reservations in Arizona, New Mexico, New York, and South Dakota, as well camps in Lebanon and the West Bank, “places defined by their historical and spiritual resistance” in order to “understand the conditions for life, community, and sovereignty.” While the histories are distinct, dispossession and loss unite these communities in solidarity, and the alternating stories highlight both their unique tragedies and their revolutionary commonalities. Mostly eschewing archival footage, Spaces of Exception showcases the present, in which each day lived is itself an act of resistance.

Discussion on Solidarity, Resilience and Resistence

Inspired by the movie Spaces of Exception, this panel will delve into aspects of solidarity within the context of liberation struggles and resistance movements. By connecting the spaces of American Indian reservations and Palestinian refugee camps, we aim to explore what it means to act in solidarity beyond mere empathy.

The discussion will highlight how communities come together to confront adversity and oppression, investigating the political dynamics between resilience and collective resistance. This conversation will emphasize the importance of shared struggles and the power of unified actions in the fight for justice and sovereignty. The panel will feature members from DAAS, Norbergfestival, ISM, and PDAF.

Solidarity Program

Tektheist is a Music Producer and DJ hailing from the UK. He has been featured on various Labels such as Gabberdisco and Irresponsibility Records, along with a number of doujin releases, including his own label Tektheism. He is known for combining various styles in a hard dance format that features heavy sampling, with a large focus on Hardtek and the Japanese doujin music scene, often collaborating with artists such as Round Wave Crusher, Azurux and many others. Often appearing in, and organizing many online events his sets are known to bring a variety of styles clashing together with large emotional peaks and feel good vibes all under the banner of "Hard Music". Sampling is GOD, Copyright is JOKE.

Tektheist

Trois-Quarts Taxi System is a Parisian producer and DJ, co-founder of the Hard Love Motor Love label and the De La ..... je l'espère collective.

In his productions, sets and live performances, his music moves between bass music, jungle and deep techno, navigating between dark sounds with complex rhythms and hypnotic melodies accompanied by organic textures.

Tyskertøs is a minimalist and industrial act from the coast of northern Sweden. After around 6 years of artistry she's developed an atmospheric and melancholy sound, merging cranky violins and field recordings. Accompanied by oceanic synthesizer-driven drum machines and drones, her music blends together dark ambient, power electronics, and death industrial that invites the audience to spend a moment in another state of mind.

Having performed in cities like Umeå, Sundsvall, Stockholm, and Berlin, we're stoked to have Tyskertøs in Mimerlaven presenting the sounds of her recently released full-length cassette “Sinn von Sein” (C46 Styggelse Tapes).

Tyskertøs is presented with support from the Up Node Nordic Festival network, funded by Nordic Culture Fund.

Tyskertøs

Vera V Almgren (Eskilstuna, 1995) explores narrative soundscapes where texturized pathways across memory, bodies and imaginary spaces are formed. Her pieces often follow a ritualistic dramaturgy and she is a friend of listening deeply in all senses - especially to the contrast between stillnes/action and minimalism/maximalism. Vera V Almgren also has a solo performance project under the name of CNIDARIEL. Vera V Almgren is presented as a part of EAM at KMH.

Vera V Almgren

VMO a.k.a. Violent Magic Orchestra is a Japanese cult band and art music project that come from the planet HELVETECH in 2099.

Its members are named after iconic Norwegian black metal bands rendered in katakana script: Darkthrone (ダークスローン), Mayhem (メイヘム), Emperor (エンペラー) and Xasthur (ザスタ ー). Dressed in corpse paint and hell-raising looks, onstage they take the form of shinigami or death gods for a performance in which techno, black metal and industrial unite to create a ritual from the future, involving an orgy of strobe lights, smoke, and visuals.

Their latest album DEATH RAVE on Gabber Eleganza's inprint NEVER SLEEP points to an untraveled journey. It is a sci-fi fusion of black metal, GABBER, cyberpunk, performance art and techno, with collaborations ranging from Attila Csihar of Sunn O)))) to Ican Harem of Gabber Modus Operandi. Get ready for the DEATH RAVE of the year in Kraftcentralen this summer!

Ecstacy by song, ecstacy by repetition - perpetual peaks, uplifted and otherworldly. In the place where eternity stands right-angled to time XTC sings the XIV century in everlasting euphoria.

The first experiments in polyphonic harmony are heard through the prism of electronic music. Samples of old compositions are looped and resung, the limits of the acoustic world are voided and notes resound forever. Linear structure fades and new shapes appear.

XTC in the XIV started as a sample based project using time stretching, pitch shifting and club music narrative conventions on early vocal polyphony: it saw its first release on Cease2Exist in 2022.

Today XTC in the XIV is a vocal ensemble recreating sampled loops through a combination of song and live electronics. The group has performed at Nonagon festival, in Hemse curated by Gotlands Konstmuseum, in Visby Cathedral and at Ställbergs Gruva as part of a residency with Örebro Län. Material has also been presented at Assemblage saas*fee pavillon in Frankfurt. The group is currently recording an album for Supertraditional records and will perform and record for A Sudden Point of Balance.

The group consists of Walter Berge (b. 1992), composer and sound technician with background in mathematics and club music; Em Silén (b. 1994) improvisational musician and artist also performing under the name rip ME with a BA in electroacoustic composition from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm; Siri Anna Flensburg (b. 1993), vocalist with a background in classical choral music with a BA in folk music from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm; Maja Kamne (b. 1997), vocalist within a multitude of genres with a further specialization in herding calls. She has studied folk music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Elin Oskarsson (b. 1998) vocalist from the classical tradition with a BA in Chamber Music Performance from Örebro University and active in several styles. Hanna Andersson (b. 1989) has also studied folk music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and also works in pop music and opera and masters a wide range of vocal techniques.

XTC in XIV is presented with support from the Up Node Nordic Festival network, funded by Nordic Culture Fund.

Berlin-based Zoë Mc Pherson is a French-Irish multimedia artist whose practice absorbs elements of performance, sound design, installation art and DJing.

Since the release of their immersive 2018 debut album "String Figures" and its acclaimed 2020 follow-up "States of Fugue", Mc Pherson has performed across the world, appearing at Berlin's CTM Festival, Berghain, MUTEK Mexico, among numerous other festivals and venues.

Their third album and AV-show Pitch Blender blends a tight set of cybernetic dancefloor experiments that flicker between the rave and the art space. The album was followed by a remix EP that boast an exciting line up consisting of Jana Rush, Scratcha DVA, MC Yallah, Kasimyn and Jessica Ekomane.

A seasoned collaborator, Mc Pherson recently worked with renowned French sound artist Jessica Ekomane. The two performed a special project at Berghain's Halle broadcast by ARTE TV.

On the other end of their creative spectrum, Carbon 96 finds Mc Pherson teaming up with US techno producer and DJ Ciarra Black, releasing their debut “Carbonated” on Peder Mannerfelt Produktion earlier this year. Their most recent project, 30K, was conceptualized in Uganda and mixes Mc Pherson’s sci-fi sonics with with singeli pioneer Jay Mitta's breakneck beats and Malian veteran DJ Diaki's unmistakable soundsystem energy.