BIT20 Ensemble – one of the leading contemporary music ensembles in the Nordic countries.
The ensemble was founded in Bergen, Norway in 1989, and is under the artistic direction of composer, performer and curator Alwynne Pritchard.
BIT20 Ensemble performs a broad repertoire of contemporary music in a great variety of arenas; the ensemble is a conveyor of the musical traditions of recent decades. They continually instigate of new works and new projects.
BIT20 aims to bring contemporary music to audiences of all ages from any background. The ensemble is open to a great diversity of artistic trends and collaborates regularly with other art institutions, organizations and festivals, as well as with individual artists both home and abroad.
The ensemble has commissioned more than hundred works and contributed on twenty-five recordings. In addition the ensemble has an extensive programme aimed at children.
BIT20 has a flexible number of members with the sinfonietta at the core. Several of the members hold principal or assistant principal positions in the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.