Music market - Off The Page Bergen:
Maksimal - adventurous sounds from Scandinavia and beyond. Maksimal is an organisation working with music and art. They aim to promote musicians who create electronic music and artists with sound based art practices. Their goal is to initiate a dialogue between the Norwegian and international community through records, articles, podcasts, concerts and exhibitions.
Maksimal has released music by a number of artist since the opening in 2013, including rising talents such as Pandreas , Gray Chalk and Rudi Valdersnes to more established names such as Telephones, Tarjei Nygård and Bjørn Torske. They have been involved in a number of local, regional and national projects and brought artists like Young Marco, Hunee, Wolf Müller, Lena Wilikens and Motor City Drum Ensemble to Bergen. They have also curated an exhibition featuring works by artist Joakim Blattmann as well as comissioned a new piece by composer Eirik Havnes.
They are continually on the lookout for new sounds - whether it be sound art and experimental music or krautrock, wave, punkish disco, proto-house or industrial boogie. Maksimal will always strive to be open to new directions and challenging the audience.