Haugen Bjorn-Erik

Bjørn Erik Haugen (1978*) is a composer who also creates sound and multimedia installations.

In his work, he is concerned about how TV and other screen-based media impact our lives, the problematic and at the same time, fascinating influence they have on our perception. His intention is to make viewers reflect and discuss the speculative and spectacular of what we see on the screens that surround us in daily life: the internet, video games, TV, films, commercials, etc.

His works have been performed in Austria, Spain, Sweden, Germany, England, Poland and the United States. He has received commissions from ensembles such as the Oslo Sinfonietta, Duo Hevans, Nordic Voices, as well as soloists Jane Chapman and Mira Benjamin.


What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe – multimedia installation (2012)

This project is a transcription for mechanical piano of a lecture by French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. The audience’s response in the lecture is played by a guitar amplifier. The video of the lecture will be screened via a projector.

Lacan’s lecture, in which he talks about the language as a foundation for our understanding of the surrounding world, was abruptly interrupted by a student, a situationist inspired by Debord. The student ruined Lacan’s lecture notes with flour and water as a protest against society. They started discussing, but the student then severed Lacan’s tie, and was thrown out of the lecture hall. Lacan then lectured the audience on the protester’s views about people and society, revolution and love.

The happening, which took place in 1971, was highly coloured by the context of the 1960s student protests in France and “revolution” as a word frequently used in discussions.

The work was premiered in Linz in 2012, and was first performed in Poland in 2013 during the Wro Art Center biennale in Wrocław.


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Thursday November 20th, 2014 -

Radio retransmission

Polish Radio 2 will broadcast a retransmission of New Music Orchestra concert.
Thursday November 13th, 2014 -

Radio retransmission

Polish Radio 2 will broadcast a retransmission of Camerata Silesia concert.
Wednesday October 15th, 2014 -

Partner: Castorama

Festival Office of ISCM World Music Days 2014 would like to thank Castorama firm.
Monday October 13th, 2014 -

ISCM Young Composer Award – results

Today, at the final concert of the ISCM World Music Days in Wrocław, Poland, the winner of the 2014 ISCM Young Composer Award (supported by Music on Main) was announced.
Friday October 10th, 2014 -

PR2 logo

We would like to inform that logo of Dwójka Polish Radio placed on festival adverts was presented in a different version.
Wednesday October 8th, 2014 -

Changes in the program of concert “Strings +” (9.10)

Please check details in the program.
Monday September 29th, 2014 -


Monopol Hotel
Monday September 15th, 2014 -

Prix Annelie de Man

May 26 – 30th 2015, Orgelpark Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Thursday August 21st, 2014 -

Young Composers Award

The International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) is pleased to announce that distinguished composers Tomoko Fukui (Japan), Javier Hagen (Switzerland), and Eva Lopszyc (Argentina) have been chosen to serve as the international jury for the 2014 Young Composers Award which is to be held as part of the ISCM World Music Days in Wroclaw, Poland this coming October.
Tuesday July 8th, 2014 -


ISCM World Music Days 2014 is now looking for volunteers.
Wednesday July 2nd, 2014 -

Slovenia Calls for works

ISCM World Music Days 2015 kindly invites composers to submit scores, projects or installations. Festival takes place in Slovenia from 26 September to 1 October 2015.
Monday June 9th, 2014 -

Call for projects

During your annual meeting in Wrocław on the 6th October we have scheduled a joint session Forum of future projects together with IAMIC.We would be very interested in hearing about your future projects, activities and programs. Please consider presenting to us any projects you may be planning and you would like to share with others.
Wednesday June 4th, 2014 -

The meeting with Eötvös

The day before the start of the festival there will be held a meeting with the composer Peter Eötvös.
Thursday May 29th, 2014 -

Qualifying Review resolved

We are pleased to inform you that the Qualifying Review for musical bands composing at schools and at out-of-school institutes has been resolved.
Sunday May 25th, 2014 -

International Music Day

The Festival will begin with the celebration of International Music Day. From 3rd to 6th of October we will present the most exciting young bands that compose at schools and at community centres of Wrocław. The repertoire will consist only of the new music composed during the last three years.
Sunday May 25th, 2014 -

Write review, make a movie

There are two contests organized within ISCM World Music Days 2014. The musical event review contest, and the film proving that music is everywhere contest.
Sunday May 18th, 2014 -

New ISCM WMD 2014 Website

Welcome to the new website of the ISCM World Music Days 2014 festival. We would like to inform our guests and delegates that the registration process is already active. Register!