fem tusen og fem – Radio Edition
Sound piece (29 min)
Cover photo: Leif Pareli. LLH Bergen og Hordaland, Skeivt Arkiv
fem tusen og fem is a series of fanzines originally conceived in 2021 for a Hordaland Kunstsenter commission. In close collaboration with members from the local queer community and Skeivt Arkiv (the Norwegian national archive for LGBTQ+ history), fem tusen og fem explores the queer history of the Nordnes neighbourhood, where the arts centre is located [for more information on the fanzines, please see fem tusen og fem].
fem tusen og fem – Radio Edition is a radiophonic translation of the fanzines and it reflects on what it means to be part of Norway’s queer community. This 30-minute collage of current and archival queer voices – with recorded sounds from Skeivt Arkiv – was commissioned by RUMMUR_radio for the Resonating Nordnes programme of Borealis, a festival for experimental music.
Archival sounds: excerpts from an interview with Kim Friele, drums and speeches from Bergen Pride, and the jubilee from HBB – the Gay Movement in Bergen organisation
Voices: Tine Adler, Isak Bradley, Joakim Eide, Inish, Kaeto Sweeney and Nayara Leite
Song: Maria Sapatão by João Roberto Kelly
Mentor: Jenny Berger Myhre
Mix: Njål Paulsberg
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