With this theme, we want to investigate whether music can provide moments of truth. Who owns the truth, who owns the story and who owns the art? Is it possible to discuss whether the music is true? Which repertoire becomes historical and what processes, structures and possibly coincidences form the historical writing? Is the music, which is often wordless, more free than other forms of art? Is reality an antonym of art and artistry?
My story is as true as yours – but it will never be the same story. We will look at the importance of telling a wide range of stories and present many voices.
Everyone owns their own truth.
From 13th to 17th of November Bodø is hosting the Nordic Music Days 2019, one of the world’s oldest music festivals, founded in 1888.
The festival serves as platform for international exchange between ensembles, musicians and repertoires in order to spread the music of Nordic composers. Nordic Music Days 2019 is arranged by The Norwegian Society of Composers, with the theme TRUTH?.
Nordic Music Days is the largest and oldest overall international presentation of new Nordic art music, and we look forward to host the festival in Bodø in 2019.
The festival takes place on a tour between the Nordic countries, and with the exception of Berlin in 2002, the first time under Norwegian leadership is that the festival is taken somewhere else than to Oslo. We will open up Bodø for new ideas in a november week, but also give visitors local impulses and opportunity to look at the Nordic region from a northern Norwegian perspective.