Off The Page Bergen 2017

The music festival without music, Off The Page, moves from Oslo to Norway’s music engine Bergen 27 - 28 January.

Have you ever been to a concert and felt that the conversation you had at the bar about the music was just as interesting as the music on stage? Off The Page turns down the volume on stage and directs the spotlight to the conversation.

At Landmark in Bergen Kunsthall you will meet musicians, writers, composers, critics and artists who gather to talk about and explore ideas around music - why it means so much and how it can make a difference in our lives.

With Off The Page, we want to bridge the genre gaps and focus on the ideas behind and around music. The festival is structured as a live version of the music magazine The Wire, with talks, lectures, panels and performances. We also present a set of relevant films about music and a rich, alternative music market.

nyMusikk is looking forward to present two days of Off The Page in Bergen, which is known for its collaborating and innovative music scene, in collaboration with The Wire, Bergen Kunsthall and Landmark

Foto: Henrik Beck.

In addition to the programme there will be a free independent music fair. There will be vinyl, cassettes, fanzines, comics, books, posters and lots more for sale, from Robotbutikken, Drid Machine, Tedragen, Bergen Zines, Maksimal, Hordaland Kunstsenter and many others.

Free admission to screening of music documentaries: a short film about the art of Foley and documentaries about Robert Wyatt and Cambodian rock music during the Khmer Rouge regime.



Friday 27 January 19:00
Admission: 100 kr. Buy tickets.

Doors 18:45

ROB YOUNG - LP Sleeve as a Form of Theatre
Editor and writer Rob Young with an illustrated survey of the theatrical and mysterious album sleeves of the 60s - 80s.

Sound artist Maia Urstad uses the radio as a sound source and aesthetic medium in her works. She presents her elegy to FM at Off The Page.

Screening: TONY CONRAD: Completely in the Present
Documentary about artist, musician and film maker Tony Conrad. Introduced by Martin Clark and Peter Meanwell.

DJs: The Wire - nyMusikk - Borealis - Utmark


Saturday 28 January 17:00
Admission: 150/100kr. Buy tickets.

Doors 17:00

THORA DOLVEN BALKE - Everything that breathes conspires
Artist Thora Dolven Balke with a radiophonic lecture.

Composer Eivind Buene in conversation with actor and musician Anders Danielsen Lie about notation and the role of the performing body in music and film.

Little Doorways To Paths Not Yet Taken
Short art film by Aura Satz about the American composer Laurie Spiegel.

SARAH ANGLISS - Visceral music
Sound historian Sarah Angliss explores some surprising affinities between music making today and in the pre-electric age.

STEPHEN O'MALLEY - Musical epiphanies
Drone metal icon Stephen O’Malley known from bands such as Sunn O))) presents some of his musical epiphanies. 

The programme will mainly be in English. Watch this space for more info. 

Foto: Henrik Beck.

Off The Page is presented by nyMusikk and the international music magazine The Wire. This year's edition is a collaboration with nyMusikk Bergen, Bergen Kunsthall and Landmark.

The festival is supported by The Cultural Fund/Arts Council Norway, Bergen kommune, Fritt Ord and Music Norway.

Landmark, Bergen
27 - 28 January

Ticket Friday
Kr 100
Ticket Saturday
Kr 150 / 100 (members nM/BK and students)

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