We are very exited to welcome you to the first edition of Bodø BEAT International Percussion Festival, taking place in Bodø, Norway on May 20th–21st 2022, at Stormen Concerthall.
Bodø BEAT International Percussion Festival is an event created by and for percussionists to share and develop their skills, in front of an audience. With a team of international artists, this will be a weekend full of concerts, workshops, lectures, discussions and masterclasses. We encourage everyone to participate actively, so feel free to bring your orchestral excerpts for timpani and percussion, solo repertoire, general questions and discussion topics with you.
In this year’s program, we will have a main focus on timpani and traditional-rudimental drumming.
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Masterclasses and concerts in
Stormen Concerthall with:
Nick Woud (NL), solo timpanist
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Jason Ginter (US), JG percussion
Alex Wäber (CH), solo timpanist Kammerorchester Basel
Claire Litzler (CH), soloist
Percussionists from Hærens Musikkorps
Kjell Tore Innervik, associate professor Norwegian Academy of Music
Kristoffer Almås, PERCelleh
Alberto Rodriguez (ES) solo percussionist Arctic Philharmonic
Jędrzej Korzeniowski (PL) African percussion
Sebastiaan Molenaar, solo timpanist
Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
Friday, May 20th
Saturday, May 21st
10:00–11:30 How to make your own timpani mallets, Jason Ginter
12:00–13:30 An introduction to military drumming, Norwegian traditional drumming and Basler drumming by Eivind Siljeholm and Hærens Musikkorps, Kjell Tore Innervik and the Basel Conservatory
14:30–17:00 Development of timpani throughout the history, by Nick Woud
19:00 Closing concert in Stormen Concerthall
Both evenings, drinks at Paapir Bibliotekbar. Discounts on food/beverages for all participants and audience.
The events on May 21st are free of charge. If you would like to be an active participant, please fill out the Registration Form before May 15th and we will get back to you regarding your participation.