Nordic Music Days 2019 – Media coverage

Nordic Music Days is owned by The Council of Nordic Composers, and is the largest and oldest international arena for the performance and presentation of new Nordic art music. In 2019, the festival was organised and hosted by the Norwegian Society of Composers and took place in beautiful Bodø from November 13th-17th. Below is a summary of the media coverage of the rich and varied festival programme:

From the opening of Nordic Music Days 2019 with the world premiere of the work “The Sacredness of Trees” by Ellen Lindquist, commissioned by Nordic Music Days for the Carillon at Bodø Cathedral, and performed by Vegar Sandholt. Photo: Audun Selnes / Pott og Panne

NRK, the Norwegian public broadcast:

Excerpts and full concert recordings from Nordic Music Days 2019, presentations and interviews conducted mostly in Norwegian:

26.01.20 NRK P2 Spillerom Søndag

Interview with Allan Gravgaard Madsen, works by Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Allan Gravgaard Madsen performed by Cikada at Stormen Konserthus.

12.01.20 NRK P2 Spillerom Søndag

Interview with and works by Steingrimur Rohloff, performed by Esbjerg Ensemble at Stormen Konserthus.

29.12.19 NRK P2 Spillerom Søndag

Interview with Nils Henrik Asheim, «Muohta» performed by Vocal Art in Bodø Domkirke.

22.12.19 NRK P2 Spillerom Søndag

Interview with Ellen Lindquist & Vegar Sandholt, Ellen Lindquist’s «The Sacredness of Trees» for Carillon, performed by Vegar Sandholt.

15.12.19 NRK P2 Spillerom Søndag

Interview with Stine Sørlie, «Pollination» performed by Vocal Art in Bodø Domkirke.

08.12.19 NRK P2 Spillerom Søndag

Interview with Loïc Destremeau, Steinar Yggeseth, Minna Leinonen and Ansgar Beste. Works by Loïc Destremeau, Kristine Tjøgersen, Steinar Yggeseth, Minna Leinonen, Ansgar Beste, Kimmo Hakola performed by Esbjerg Ensemble at Stormen Konserthus.

01.12.19 NRK P2 Spillerom Søndag

Interview with Martin Ødegaard, works by Martin Ødegaard and Steingrimur Rohloff performed by Esbjerg Ensemble at Stormen Konserthus.

24.11.19 NRK P2 Spillerom Søndag

Interviews with composers Sunleif Rasmussen and Madeleine Isaksson and artistic director of Nordic Music Days Therese Birkelund Ulvo. Works by Sunleif Rasmussen and Madeleine Isaksson performed by Vocal Art in Bodø Domkirke.

13.11.19 NRK Nordland, TV distriktsnyheter

Interview with artistic director of Nordic Music Days Therese Birkelund Ulvo, excerpt of Ellen Lindquist’s «The Sacredness of Trees» for Carillon, performed by Vegar Sandholt.

30.10.19 NRK Nordland P1 starts at 02:22.40

Interview with artistic director of Nordic Music Days Therese Birkelund Ulvo.

Press clippings (in Norwegian):

03.12.19 Dirigenten Gro føler at verket gir glede og ære: – Jeg blir bare mer og mer ydmyk, AN Pluss
22.11.19 Nordic Music Days: Tasteful Turntable Ballade
21.11.19 Nordic Music Days 2019 (Part 2) Dr Simon Cummings, composer, researcher and writer
19.11.19 Nordic Music Days 2019 (Part 1) Dr Simon Cummings
18.11.19 Nordisk komponistråds ærespris 2019 til Ung Nordisk Musikk Ballade
18.11.19 Nordic Music Days: Civilized Music Ballade
17.11.19 Nordisk Komponistråds ærespris for 2019 tildeles UNM, Bodøposten
16.11.19 Nordisk Komponistråds ærespris til UNM Klassismusikk.com
16.11.19 Fullt kjør på femåringens bursdagsselskap AN Pluss
16.11.19 Ville finne linken mellom god mat og god musikk, AN Pluss
15.11.19 Smakfull musikkopplevelse, Bodø Nu
15.11.19 Nordic Music Days: Kva er sann musikk? Ballade
14.11.19 Nordic Music Days i gang. Norsk Komponistforening
14.11.19 Opplevelser ut uka, Avisa Nordland (paper version only)
14.11.19 Det er lov å mene at dette er meningsløst, Avisa Nordland
13.11.19 Therese samlet komponister i Bodø. Tilbyr store opplevelser hele uka, AN Pluss
13.11.19 Klokkespill i Bodø går verden rundt, Avisa Nordland (paper version only)
13.11.19 Klar for premiere i klokketårnet, Avisa Nordland (paper version only)
13.11.19 Musikk til massane, Avisa Nordland (paper version only)
08.11.19 Nordiske musikkdager i Bodø Klassismusikk.com
29.10.10 Store ting skal skje, Avisa Nordland
28.10.19 Verdens eldste festival til Bodø: – Det skal skje store ting i byen, Avisa Nordland
18.10.19 Nordic Music Days festivalen i Bodø: Mat og musikk i unikt samspill, Bodøposten
16.10.19 Bodøkokk i samspill med dansk kunstergruppe, Mynewsdesk
07.05.19 Nordic Music Days tar pulsen på samtidsmusikkfeltet Ballade
12.04.19 Nordic Music Days til Bodø i 2019 Ballade

Applause for Ola Kvernberg band and the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Photo: Audun Selnes / Pott og Panne.

From the Nordic Kid’s Hub, the family event at Stormen Library on Saturday 16th, 11th 2019. Photo: Audun Selnes / Pott og Panne.