Two musical works with a focus on recycling (and cycling)

tirsdag 28. februar 2017

There has been a noticeable focus on recycling in this spring's productions at Wrap.

Sustain is a concert play in which five musicians perform an especially composed new work by the Bergen based composer duo, Sagn. The music will be performed using a variety of instruments that have been custom designed and built using re-cycled plastics, and...

Audioglimt presents Crab is Crap ft. Ole André Farstad

mandag 29. august 2016

Crab is Crap kicked off our autumn Audioglimt season, where musical artists are challenged to create their own live soundtracks to a chosen film. Since then Wrap has been enjoying a particularly busy autumn of events and productions. Our next Audioglimt concert is on the 30th September with the most extreme artists of noise, Tralten Eller Utpult, who will...

Exploring Radical Arts Infrastructure Around Europe

fredag 19. august 2016

Research tour in EuropeLeo Preston and Veronica Thorseth have recently arrived back in Bergen from a three week research trip, during which they visited various pioneering arts institutions, and discussed themes related to "what a radical arts institution might look like". They met with eight representatives from different types of pioneering institutions...

Big plans for Wrap could have huge impact for Bergen arts scene

fredag 22. juli 2016

New PlansSince our last post, we have, together with Bergen City Council, concluded years of complicated negotiations with our landlords. It is now agreed that Bergen Council will continue to rent the property in which Wrap is located for the next 20 years on behalf of the arts centre.

This means not only that we can finally invest in major improvements...

illustrated guide to performing arts production in Bergen

søndag 15. november 2015

In response to proposed cuts to Bergen City Councils funding of the arts sector, Proscen has released this illustrated guide which shows key components in the unique production infrastructure that has been established in Bergen since the implementation of Bergen's Kunstplan. The proposed cuts follow years without any increase to funding (meaning a real...

DIY Music and new performing arts productions

tirsdag 6. oktober 2015

On the 26th of September, Wrap hosted the first in a series of workshops that explore the world of sonic experimentation, building DIY instruments and composing for these instruments, with the aim of performing together as an ensemble.

These workshops are designed and led by Musician/Pedagogue, Ole André Farstad, Composer/Performer, Alwynne Pritchard,...

Veronica Thorseth and Leo Preston awarded Bergen Kulturpris 2015.

mandag 7. september 2015

On friday 11th of September, Veronica and Leo recieved this award for their years of pioneering hard work in developing and sustaining Wrap arts centre as a production hub that supports independant artists in the realisation of ambitious projects large and small.

The prize is awarded anually by Bergen City Council.

In the mean time,...

Workshop upgrades and new productions

onsdag 19. august 2015

A new season of productions kicks off with several new tools in the workshop!

We are currently upgrading our workshop for wood and metalwork with new tools, thanks to support from Norsk Kulturråd (Norwegian Arts Council).

The first project to make use of these new tools was NONcompany's production of scenography for their forthcoming...

Tim Steiner directs giant experimental music impro with Bergen Impro Storband

fredag 25. april 2014

Bergen Improstorband were visited by the English composer, Tim Steiner for a series of workshops/rehearsals at Wrap, which culminated in a concert at Røkeriet, USF, with a huge ensemble.

Anita Bjørkli began exploring ideas for a new production in our White Room, proceeded by a performance of some highlights for coleagues and friends.

Cecilia Jonsson creates new visual installation in Wrap's wood and metalworkshop

fredag 28. mars 2014

Norsk:

Cecilia Jonsson har jobet på tre og metalverkstedet med de siste tekniske aspektene ved en installasjon som ingår i hennes soloutstilling, The Seed of Metals, på CirkulationsCentralen i Malmö (4/4 - 27/4). Installasjonen, som hetter Epeirogenic Movement, vises i bildet ovenfor.

Transiteatret har også jobbet på Wrap denne måneden,...