The Big O, a project seeking to put Oslo on the map as a city of culture, is launching this monday in the newly opened Vippa. With them are some of the most interesting and innovative voices Norway has to offer. Alongside debates about weapons, porn and VR, we get to experience Fredrik Høyer, a young writer and slam poet, performing his latest release “Grønlandsūtraen“. We also get the rare treat of hearing Nils Bech perform accompanied by KORK (Kringkastingsorkesteret). Important, inspiring and really, really awesome!
VippaOslo, Akershusstranda 25
Experimental punk duo, No Age, perform at Internasjonalen as the only location in the whole of Europe! Known for their fast, noisy and wonderfully dreamy songs, they definitely make you want to move!
Support comes from Dark Times. Unwilling to settle within its genre, the Norwegian band describe themselves as “a catchy inferno of no-wave, noiserock and punk”. Punk is not dead and dark times are coming!
Releasing their third album, “III”, the highly acclaimed electronica band, Moderat, are visiting Oslo for the very first time. The energetic duo of Apparat and Modeselektor each bring with them their own unique approach to electronic music, making for a intelligent, bass powered sound. Known for their energetic and visually live shows, you don’t want to miss out on this rare opportunity!
KOSO, creative collective focused on promoting female talent, are hosting their second label night at Internasjonalen. This time around Kine Hjeldnes is releasing her double single “Feathers/Morpheus”, we are shown a short film and treated to a mystery performer. The evening is round off by DJs Soldal and Ida Dillan.
Beethoven goes urban! The Ultima Festival, Scandinavia’s biggest contemporary music festival, starts with the basics. Following the Oslo Philharmonic’s rendition of Beethoven’s 9th, Norway’s masters of remix are let loose to re-interpret this classical piece any way they like. Expectations run high when Jan Bang, Erik Honoré and Eivind Aarset alongside Ost + Kjex, Universet (Bård Torgersen & Kenneth Ishak) and Pieces of Juno take to the mixing boards!