Borealis X nyMusikk:
Richard Dawson and Oliver Coates
Borealis, Bergen's annual festival for experimental music comes to Oslo for an exclusive festival preview in partnership with nyMusikk.
Richard Dawson is a skewed troubadour at once charming and abrasive, with a voice that crumbles and soars. This is music steeped in age-old balladry and finely-chiselled observations of the mundane, underpinned with raw, uncompromising sounds from his rusty guitar. In 2014 he released Nothing Important, acclaimed across the international music press from Rolling Stone to the Wire.
Oliver Coates plays the cello and produces electronic music, creating music of devastating depth and resonance. He collaborates with experimental musicians and living composers alike, bringing together two musical worlds through open-minded virtuosity.