Listen to a Borealis festival mix, featuring a selection of work by artists involved in the 2018 edition in Bergen, Norway.

 Photo: Xin Li

Photo: Xin Li

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Borealis 2018 festival mix


Listen to a mix by writer, broadcaster and artistic director, Peter Meanwell, ahead of his Borealis festival of new and experimental music and art – featuring a selection of work by international artists involved in the 2018 edition, 7–11 March.


Borealis – a festival for experimental music is a genre-crossing music and arts festival held each March in Bergen, Norway. Borealis is a place for adventurous listeners, celebrating music that doesn't fit neatly in to any boxes. We present new projects from Norway and around the world that push the boundaries of what music is and how we listen. Borealis works actively towards equality in the music scene, and believes an equal gender balance makes for a better programme. In 2018, the festival will host 28 events in 12 different venues over 5 days, featuring over 50 artists.



Bryan Jacobs – Parlour Piecey

Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business – Body

Laurence Crane – Riis (performed by Asamisimasa)

Jenny Berger Myhre – Måter å forstå seg selv i verden

Maia Urstad – Meanwhile in Shanghai

Raven Chacon – Double Weaving (performed by ETHEL Quartet)

Natacha Diels - Self Portrait

DJ Haram - body count

MHYSA - Strobe

G.E.K. – A1

Russell Haswell - Special Long Version Demo (feat. Sue Tompkins)


CPH:DOX – Sounds Real

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