Music Factory

Organisation typeFestival
Main focusMusic, Dance, Performance
Established1985 (closed 2004)

About Music Factory

Music Factory was a festival for avant garde music, dance and performance established by Geir Johnson and the American pianist Yvar Mikhashoff in Bergen in 1985.

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Press review

"Increasingly more people find their way to Music Factory, a vital corrective to the officially alternative international festival."

Halvor Fjermerod in Klassekampen, 26.05.1990

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    Involved

    • Nicholas Møllerhaug - Artistic director (involved from 1 Jan. 2003 to 31 Dec. 2004)
    • Øyvind Torvund - Artistic director (involved from 1 Jan. 2003 to 31 Dec. 2004)
    • James Clapperton - Artistic director (involved from 1 Jan. 1999 to 31 Dec. 2002)
    • Geir E. Johnson - Artistic director (involved from 1 Jan. 1990 to 31 Dec. 1998)
    • Øyvind Hånes - Artistic director (involved from 1 Jan. 1989 to 31 Dec. 1989)
    • Geir E. Johnson - Artistic director (involved from 1 Jan. 1987 to 31 Dec. 1988)

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    More about Music Factory

    Music Factory's first event in 1987 took place in close collaboration with Bergen International Festival, and it gained a lot of attention because of its programming, so different from other Norwegian musical institution's programming.

    The festival took place in USF in the period from 1987 to 1995, when the festival began to move around Bergen until it in 2004 merged with the Autunnale festival.

    Music Factory emphasised international trends in contemporary music, perhaps American music in particular, and was significant for the growth of the new Norwegian composer generation, appearing from the middle of the 1980es.

    Source:

    Wikipedia, no.wikipedia.org, 21.03.2011, http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_Factory