Borealis - en festival for eksperimentell musikk The world is shit. Why do we do this?   Upstairs  Borealis, Artist Talk

In the last year, against a backdrop of civil wars and refugee crises, the world has seen a rise in populism and liberal democracies take a political shift to the right.

Free entrance!
Duration: 90 min

Okkyung Lee, cellist
Monika Zyla, journalist
David Helbich, composer
Peter Margasak, journalist

When there is so much to be done to stem this rising tide of intolerance and erosion of civil liberties, what is the point of experimental music? In this panel discussion, featuring artists from across the festival, we discuss how musicians and composers are responding to the current shifts in political discourse, how they are struggling or succeeding to respond to current events, and whether through activism, organisation, and solidarity, experimental music can claim a relevance in a world where alternative political engagement is more necessary than ever

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