ABOUT Njord - New Nordic Music Biennale

NJORD is the name of a Nordic God especially connected to the sea and the winds. The sea and the winds connect people as well as the different Nordic countries. NJORD New Nordic Music Biennale is built on these connections and focus on the many values, we share in the Nordic countries.

The connections between the different artistic fields are also in focus during NJORD; the connections between colours and sounds, between sounds and words.

With NJORD we wish to
-  create new, Nordic collaborations around multi-disciplinary projects
-  create events in which a broad audience, curious of art can find themselves mirrored
-  contribute to the communication around new art music with dialogues and public talks for adults as well as pedagogical projects for children

Every other year, NJORD Biennale presents one or more renowed, Nordic composers or artists in residence. Guided by a yearly theme, we explore the relationship between music, visual arts, and poetry through concerts, seminars and talks.

NJORD Biennale was founded in 2014 by Jane Schwarz, Hélène Navasse, Hans Peter Stubbe Teglbjaerg and Ingeborg Okkels. NJORD runs as an association and is funded from project to project.

NJORD Biennale runs for the second time January 25th - 28th 2018.



NJORD, Njǫrðr, is one of the principal Gods of the Vanir tribe of deities, and the father of Frej and Freja.


Jane Schwarz
Artistic Director & Manager
+45 26849827

Artistic Working Group:
Ingeborg Okkels
Hélène Navasse

Mats Iversen Vangen
Production Manager
+45 60244737

Nadia Harpøth Adan
Press & Communications Manager


Marie Braad Larsen
Communications & Volunteer Coordinator
 +45 30488975

Trine Heide Petersen
+45 50900504

Sophie Buch Bonnen
Project Employee
+45 26814087

Marie Skaaning
Project Coordinator
+45 25573713

Jonas Nakel
Technical Manager
+45 60609099

NJORD | 25th – 28th January 2018 | Copenhagen

NJORD is Copenhagen's biennale for new Nordic music and art. The biennale brings together composers, visual artists, musicians, poets, and directors in Nordic collaboration on a number of cross-artistic projects.