Østre is a house for experimental music and sound based art pratcises. Østre hosts concerts, exhibitions and art installations.
The house opened as a collaboration between Ekko and Lydgalleriet in 2012, and has several facilities with bars at both floors.
The concert hall, which originally was an assembly hall from the late 1700s, has a 200 audience capacity and a roof height of five metres. Due to the concert halls unique size, as a concert attendant at Østre, you will always be served intimate concert experiences with what might just be your new favourite artist. Østre's concert hall has great up to date solutions with high quality and flexibility, with a mobile stage which is set up whenever a stage is required for our events. The halls technical solutions provides Østre with the possibility to use both traditional stereophonic setup and quadraphonic setup for best possible utilisation of todays technological possibilities.
First floor of the house contains Østre's exhibition room and our new intimate stage. Second floor contains the concert hall which is used for Østres larger events. There are no age limits at our exhibitions, at other events the age limit is normally set to 18. However, as a result of our guardian scheme, it is possible for people under the age of 18 to attend to our concerts.
Ekko is a non-profit organisation working with experimental and electronic music. Ekko is constantly trying to create new spaces and events for both audience and artists, more specifically working towards creating solid platforms for unestablished artists and production teams. Once a year Ekko hosts the Ekko festival - a festival with a specific focus on electronic, experimental and contemporary music. Ekko has hosted over 500 concerts since 2003 with critically acclaimed artists like Nils Frahm, Nina Kraviz, Jon Hopkins, James Holden, Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory, Andrew Weatherall, DJ Harvey, Todd Terje (comissioned piece), Mykki Blanco, Susanne Sundfør (comissioned piece), Matias Aguayo, Optimo Djs and many more.
Lydgalleriet has since 2007 established itself as the only gallery for sound art in Norway, hosting most of its exhibitions in Østre Skostredet 3. Through the years Lydgalleriet has uniquely explored the plethora of sound art and auditive cultures and discourse through gallery shows, concerts, performance and other projects. Lydgalleriet exhibits national and international sound based art and initiates local art production.
The range of projects is wide and covers audio art, kinetic sculpture, installations, speaker concerts, performances and instrument demonstrations. Exhibited artists include, amongst others, Peter Vogel, Maia Urstad, Martin Riches, Zimoun, Christian Marclay, Natasha Barrett, Jana Winderen, Felix Thorn, Camille Norment, Sue Tompkins, Ignas Krunglevicius and Cara Tolmie.
Lydgalleriet programmes 6-7 exhibitions a year, together with concerts and live performances throughout the year. We host our exhibitions in the ground floor of Østre Skostredet 3, in a specialised space for sound art, and we collaborate with local and national institutions such as Borealis, BEK, Notam and as a member of PNEK. Our website contains an archive from throughout the years, please have a browse of our activity on www.lydgalleriet.no. Lydgalleriet is one of the owners of Østre, together with Ekko - festival for experimental music.
For opening hours during events at Østre, see our full program on our website.
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