Notam arranges a one day course in recording of a drum kit Tuesday 5th of June 10am – 5pm

We go through the preparation and rigging of drum sets for recording, close-up of drums with various microphones; overheads, room microphones (we use the Glyn Johns method) and some stereo solutions for drum sets.

The course is with Magnus Bugge (percussionist) and Cato Langnes (recording technician).

Price: NOK750, – per participant

Registration: Send an email to with name and address (+organization number).


Young, experimental and curious? Time to apply to

PNEK supports one residency for an artist based in Norway. Send us your application TODAY! (Apply trough

The Summer Sessions are short-term residencies for young artists organized by a network of cultural organizations all over the world.

The Summer Sessions offer a highly productive atmosphere with production support and expert feedback to jumpstart your professional art practice. The result is a pressure cooker in which you develop a project, from concept to presentable work, ready to show.

Are you an ambitious, early career artist, full of ideas and ready to realize your project this summer? Then apply by submitting a video, in which you briefly explain your project, the support you need and why you should be a part of the Summer Sessions.

In 2017 PNEK sponsored Norwegian sound artist Magnus Bugge to take part in The Summer Sessions residency. Here, in his own words about the residency: “The Summer Sessions residency at V2_ gave me the time and resources required to realize a project I’d wanted to do for some time. The project is now one of my main works and is providing new opportunities and contacts that help to drive my career.”

For any questions about the application contact Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad:

Photo: Magnus Bugge at Ars Electronica 2018 by PNEK/Zane Cerpina

The Norwegian Storytelling festival
Sentralen 14 April at 2pm and 4:30pm

Amund Ulvestad and Karl Flyman have been working in Studio 2 for a while. Together they developed this piece, where the theatre is performed by the two alone. No scene, no special effect lights, no costumes – just the actor’s voice and sound which surrounds the audience and puts us in the place of the story’s subject.


A boy rises abruptly from the bed he has been lying in the past year. He orders an air ticket and leaves everything he knows.
Why did not you come before is the story of this boy. We see him escape and try to find himself. Various questions arise: why does he leave and what is it that makes him do it this day? Where will he go and where does he end up?
Liv Heløy’s text themes questions about the free will and the individuality’s independence.

Actor Karl Flyman reads the story in interaction with an audio world in surround created by composer and sound artist Amund Ulvestad. The result is a new theater experience of sound, music and text, where the audience can hear the world through the protagonist’s ears and even participate in his journey.
The performance was produced by Heløe/Ulvestad in collaboration with the Hålogaland theater, with the support of the Art’s Council and Notam.

Artistic management: Heløe / Ulvestad
Text: Liv Heløe
Music: Amund Ulvestad
Actor: Karl Flyman
Legal consultation: Kai Johnsen
Dramaturg: Yngvar Julin

Amund Ulvestad is a multimedia artist, composer and musician. He holds a master’s degree in music technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology with specialization in sound art and composition. Ulvestad has been active as a touring musician since childhood and has played a large number of concerts in Europe, the United States and Canada both as soloist and as part of various ensembles, mainly with electronics and cello as main instruments. Today, he works primarily with experimental music, sound art and technological art.

Karl Flyman is educated at the Academy of Performing Arts in Fredrikstad. After graduating he has worked as a freelance actor and contributed to productions at among others Figurteatret Nordland, Dramatikkens Hus and Ferske Scener. Karl also has experience from film and television.

Liv Heløe was first recorded as a dramaist with Negressen (1992).
She received the Ibsen Prize in 2006 for the pieces Lise L and I dag og i morgen. The prize was shared with Finn Iunker. The jury’s statement said:
“She shows great thematic breadth, political involvement and exposes dramaturgical strength and ingenuity through the pieces, Lise L (National Theater), I dag og i morgen (Hålogaland Theater), Veien hjem, Radioteateret and Dag (for the young scene DUS).”


Fortellerfestivalen (The Norwegian Storytelling Festival) is a storytelling festival located in Norway. Fortellerfestivalen is an annual festival that showcases both the Norwegian and International art of storytelling. Fortellerfestivalen was started in 2004. Fortellerfestivalen is arranged by a foundation called Stiftelsen Fortellerfestivalen and is run by money from the government and other cultural foundations.