Nordic Music Days 2017
For four exciting festival days, Southbank Centre in the heart of London bubbled with activity as new musical encounters, installations and performances occured in every nook and cranny – concert-halls to public-spaces – in and around Southbank. A founding concept of the festival was Audience Engagement; finding a new audience for new music.
A part of the year-long festival Nordic Matters, Nordic Music Days 2017 was a happening of new encounters, creativity, and receptiveness. It promoted an environment that supports the playful, the inclusive, and the innovative: a rendezvous between the Nordic and British, audience and artist, composer and musician, children and adults. The festival’s general goals were grounded in inclusivity, with a foundation of gender equality
and diversity. We explored emancipated traditions, relaxed encounters, Nordic magic and mystery.