Meet the three artists behind a new performance concert called PSST2 specially commissioned for Borealis 2021: The Bergen based drummers and composers Øyvind Skarbø and Øyvind Hegg-Lunde together with illustrator Fredrik Rysjedal in our new podcast getting to know the people behind the music at Borealis 2021.

Øyvind Hegg-Lunde and Øyvind Skarbø are some of Norways most used drummers and composers – are they rivals or friends? Skarbø has a background in jazz and improvisation and has studied with Terje Isungset and Norwegian, Cuban, and Yoruba traditional music. Skarbø has performed on 28 albums, played in 28 countries and in 2019 released his acclaimed album with his new project Skarbø Skulekorps, for which he also composed the music. Hegg-Lunde has a background in both rock, pop, jazz and improvised music. He currently plays in Building Instrument, Erlend Apneseth Trio, Strings & Timpani, Electric Eye and José González’s indie-band Junip, amongst others. Fredrik Rysjedal focuses on self publication and performative comic art and has a central role in the fanzine community in Bergen.

In this episode presenter Christiane Meldgaard speaks to the artists behind PSST2 in a converted meat factory called Bergen Kjøtt where they are molding the commission, and hears how their friendship developed into an artistic collaboration of music and visuals in a performance for Borealis that is specially aimed at teenagers.

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Øyvind Skarbø:

Øyvind Hegg-Lunde:

Fredrik Rysjedal:

The music in this episode is composed and performed by

Presented and produced by Christiane Meldgaard

Executive Producer, Peter Meanwell

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