The festival program includes everything from local choirs to high-tech robot music, multi-sensory experiences with food and sound to magnificent concerts in Stormen. There will be a brand new work for carillon, social critique, and sharp feminist speech in concert form. There will be music as interactive strategy game, a loudspeaker orchestra, tactile chairs – even the sea itself… and not just outside. Stormen Library and Bodø Cathedral are important venues, including a strong family program, art installations, vigorous organ music, and texts on Medea. Before the festival has left Bodø, around 40 events will have taken place, over 4 intense days.
Nordic Music Days is taking the pulse of what is happening in the contemporary music field in the Nordic region. The field is in constant development, and through a comprehensive jury process with representatives from the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway, we have increased knowledge and awareness across borders significantly. Over 600 works were submitted, and we are proud to be able to present a compact program with about 60 composers from all over the Nordic region!