We have planned a few nice projects for the remaining of 2020 and are bringing in some excellent people to work with us. Dates are not set yet, but will be annonced here and in social media when it gets closer. We always encourage new artists to join us, and especially we want to recruit more women to take part. Please contact us on bergenimprostorband@gmail.com

We start after summer with singer Natalie Sandtorv who is establishing herself on the international music scene, she just released her second solo album Heart Echoes on Jazzland recordings. Natalie was active with BIS the first years we started up, when she was a student at Griegakademiet. https://nataliesandtorv.com

 

Per Jørgensen is a legend in norwegian improvising tradition. A central figure in the Bergen music scene since the 1970s, and has led numerous bands, among them Jøkleba and Magnetic North Orchestra. It´s a privilege for us to have a figure of his stand and experience to lead us. http://www.mic.no/nmi.nsf/doc/art2006052909385772208285

 

Else Olsen Storesund another central figure in the Bergen contemporary experimental music scene. With a speciality on prepared piano, open form, graphic scores etc we have challenged Else to bring some of her experience and methods to the table. https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Else_Olsen_Storesund

 

Krapyl, at Bergen Bibliotek 15.08 and 05.12

We are also playing two saturdays at Krapyl, nyMusikk Bergens concert series for the whole family, at Bergen bibliotek. The kids are invited up to conduct us. We have done a few of these type of audience conducting, and its very enjoyable for both the audience and the band. Bring your kids!

 

Instrument building

We also remind you that we have a project running longterm where our goal is to have a branch of home-made instruments orchestra. In collaboration with WRAP, Sindre Sortland & Arne Sandvoll are leading the buliding workshops, where you can work at your own pace, build and develop your own instrument. Follow our facebook for events coming up for these building workshops too. https://www.facebook.com/events/852920535176893/