Njord 2016 Dansk

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 are connecting people and are connecting the different Nordic countries. NJORD New Nordic Music Biennale is build 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 multidisciplinary 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 lectures for adults as well as pedagogical projects for children

NJORD Biennale presents every second year one or more recognized, Nordic composers or artists in residence. In the light of this year’s theme, we explore the relationship between music, visual arts and poetry through concerts, seminars and lectures.

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.

Follow us and we will expose the composer in residence and programme during the autumn.



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 26 84 98 27

Artistic working group:
Ingeborg Okkels
Hélène Navasse

Mats Iversen Vangen
Production manager
+47 92204737

Mie Petri Lind
Press and communications manager
+45 20688745

Trine Heide Petersen
+45 50900504

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 a number of cross cultured composers, visual artists, musicians, poets, directors, etc. in Nordic collaboration on a number of cross artistic projects.