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Interactive dance, laser performance, opti-sonic intervention, live coding muscles controlled, extreme computer music, electronic performances, voice and noise, psychoacoustic effects and environmental magnitudes into sound, light and movement.

PIKSEL19 – e/co,li:b-re.bel
The 17th annual Piksel Festival for Electronic Art and Free Technologies is hosting three performance days. Thursday at the Piksel Pavilion from 4pm to 6pm. Friday and Saturday at Østre from 21:00 to 24:00, Piksel resident DJs will be playing until the very end of the night. Along the three days, Piksel Hut, the Utestuen i Skostredet will serve as a Piksel meeting point with installations and special guests from 15:00 to 17:00 and 19:00 to 21:00.

Audiovisual Performances PROGRAM

Thursday 21st Nov

16:00-18:00 – AV performance
Piksel Music pavilion

18:00 – 20:00 – Installation and Piksel DJ’s
Piksel Hut // Utestuen i Skostredet

20:00 – 24:00 – Exhibition Opening
Piksel Studio 207 + Strandgaten 208

Friday 22nd Nov

15:00 – 17:00 – Installation and Piksel DJ’s
Piksel Hut // Utestuen i Skostredet

19:00 – 21:00 – Installation and Piksel DJ’s + special guest
Piksel Hut // Utestuen i Skostredet

21:00 to 03:00 – AV Performances
Invisible Ecologies, Gabriela Munguía (AR)
Jana Jan vs. čirnŭ (NO/ES)
ALOES: The Road, Alex van Giersbergen, Marloes van Son (NL/FI)
Juan Antonio Nieto
Limit of the Off-limit, Nnja Riot, Lisa McKendrick (UK/NZ)

Saturday 23rd Nov

15:00 – 17:00 – Installation and Piksel DJ’s
Piksel Hut // Utestuen i Skostredet

19:00 – 21:00 – Installation and Piksel DJ’s + special guest
Piksel Hut // Utestuen i Skostredet

21:00 to 03:00 – AV Performances Østre
OECUMENE, Pablo Palacios, Muriel Romero, Daniel Bisig (ES)
Crystal Moss Core Force, Noish (ES)
Jukka Hautamäki (FI)
Transduction, Matt Spendlove (UK)
Agnes Pe (ES) + Aleksandar Bradic (US)

Thursday 21st Nov 16:00-18:00

at the Piksel Music pavilion

From 16:00 to 18:00, the music pavilion in Bergen will be known as the Pixel Pavilion, flooding the city center of Bergen in light and sound. Always updated on the latest and greatest in electronics, the pavilion will play host to the music of Agnes Pe along with the stunning visuals of Aleksandar Brandic, two Piksel artists doing high impact performances guaranteed to make you want to explore the entire Piksel festival program this year. 

Bleep: A visual detour in Synthetic Biology
Aleksandar Bradic

Bleep is a new Open Source MIDI-driven browser-based vector graphics live coding framework, and is being used to create a event-specific visual narrative exploring the topic of Synthetic Biology. This visual work is based on the recontextualization of SynBio visual language, as well as the relevant data and research content from the field, to create a high-information-density abstract narrative posing questions at the intersection of biology, knowledge, and computation. The piece represents a kind of a random walk through synthetic, algorithmically generated design spaces, which are controlled and modulated in real-time by muscle actions of the performer. In this way, the work questions the relevance of human action in our increasingly algorithmically determined reality. All code and visual assets created for this work, as well as the hardware controller used for the performance, is entirely Open Source Software/Hardware.

Friday 22nd Nov 21:00 to 03:00

At Østre

Invisible Ecologies
Gabriela Munguía (AR)


Invisible ecologies is the result of a series of sensing and amplification devices of different environmental magnitudes such as wind speed and the process of mineral erosion. From the construction of various open source technologies, a series of machinery articulate different geological natural processes in the form of sound, light and movement. From a poetic and philosophical study on the possible processes of co-creation with nature, I am interested in the metamorphic relationship between scientific representation and artistic creation through technological experimentation.

Jana Jan vs. čirnŭ
Ivan Andre Paulsen, Itziar Markiegi (NO/ES)

Loud, extreme and unrepentant; both čirnŭ and Jana Jan are known for uncompromising and intense live-sets. After being thrown together for the first time at the Bruital Furore festival in 2019, finding their individual styles resonated quite nicely with each other – they decided to join forces again.

ALOES: The Road ((NL/FI)
Alex van Giersbergen, Marloes van Son


The audiovisual composition ‘The Road’ is inspired by endless bus-trips on winter roads and the ambiguous feeling of being away from home. ALOES moves along an abstract road through a computer generated landscape of ghostly visuals. They translate their travels into melodic soundscapes with self-built digital synthesizers, field recordings and voice. The sound is created using Arduino-based instruments, field recordings, a looper and voice. The accompanying visuals are live generated with custom made software.

Juan Antonio Nieto (ES)

Juan Antonio Nieto is a Spanish experimental musician. He plays live electronics using field recordings as a raw material. His records have been published on labels as Moozak, Trente Oiseaux, Mandorla, Experimedia, Impulsive Habitat, Plus Timbre, Test Tube, A.M.P., and Luscinia among others. He has won the Radical dB award in the category audio/performance in 2016.

Limit of the Off-limit
Nnja Riot, Lisa McKendrick (UK/NZ)


Nnja Riot’s music is an exploration into the possibilities of instruments, electronics, collected sounds and the human voice. She performs with a combination of instruments, self-built synths and video synths. She has co-designed the Fort Processor which is a stand alone oscillating synth.  Nnja Riot is the solo project of Lisa McKendrick who is based in London and born in New Zealand. Recently she has performed at Noise Shed, Sound Art Improv Electronics – Salon de Refuses, The Intimate Space at St Mary’s Tower, Classical Enemy in Noise Waters (The Golden Hinde), Skronktronic, Dronica Festival, Queer+_ Noise, Common Ground, Berlin, Liminality – Gallery 46, ELECTROLIGHTS AV, Gleetch, EVTV, EAM Experimental Electronics, Sotu Festival Amsterdam, Supernoise Festival Aarhus. She was featured in MusicTech magazine January 2019, The Sunday Tribune May 2019, Loose Lips blog, Noods Radio, Dronica Podcast, Resonance FM, Female Pressure Radio podcast and ZRadio.

Limit of the Off-limit
Nnja Riot, Lisa McKendrick (UK/NZ

Saturday 23rd Nov 21:00 to 03:00

Special event, interactive dance
Pablo Palacios, Muriel Romero, Daniel Bisig (ES)


Oecumene is an interactive dance and music piece that reflects on the role of the individual in the world, expanded through technology beyond the limits of her geographical birthplace or cultural identity of origin. The piece employs an original technology that allows the dancer to interact in real time with lights and a sound reflection of the multidimensionality of the world that surrounds us.

The piece employs real-time analysis of movement qualities, generative algorithms to create musical structures and control the synthesis of sound and light. In addition several types of sensors and hardware have been specially designed for the piece: pressure sensitive shoes, inertial Movement Units ( IMU) and Interactive Lasers.

Crystal Moss Core Force
Noish (ES)

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Extreme computer music that explore chaotic and generative territories. Software under linux ubuntu; pure data, supercollider. Hardware: axolot and attack delay. Design of the release by Carlos Valverde and text by Lucia C Pino.

Live electronics sound performance.
Jukka Hautamäki (FI)


Hautamäki’s sound performances are microscopic studies into electronic sound picking up electromagnetic radiation and interference from under-hood work lights, electromagnetic sources, coil mics, diy amps, radio waves, fluorence lights,… Hautamäki addresses the concept of “forced” improvisation using difficult interfaces, and turning chaos and trash-aesthetics into instruments of live electronics.  In his live electronics performance practice he experiments with interfacing, by integrating bodily performance with media technology.

Matt Spendlove (UK)


Transduction is a performative opti-sonic intervention designed for projection and multi-channel sound. Presented as an abstract animation of visual music, illusory visual and psychoacoustic effects probe perception via experimental psychological processes and kinetic optical techniques. The performance is algorithmically generated and manipulated in realtime via live coding.

Agnes Pe (ES)


SNUFF !! It is the parasitic kidnapping of live radio broadcast to turn it into a single sound matter: no interviews, no news, no music, no announcements, without all those conventions that have been generated around the radio medium. The sound planes disappear.

Piksel19 is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway, Hordaland County, Community of Madrid, Austrian Embassy, Acción Cultural Española, Inaem, Pro Helvetia. and BEK.

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