Ultima announces new Artistic Director

Ultima announces new Artistic Director

The board of Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival has appointed Thorbjørn Tønder Hansen to a five-year post as Artistic Director.

Tønder Hansen is Danish and has been working as leader of the new music/sound art organisation SNYK, which arranges the festival G((o))ng Tomorrow in Copenhagen, among others.

He has plenty of experience in the field of contemporary music, and brings with him a broad international network. Tønder Hansen has been based in Norway previously, between 2000-2006, when he worked as manager and producer for Cikada, and as head producer with Ultima.

Tønder Hansen will officially take up his position on 1 October 2017. He takes over from Lars Petter Hagen, who this autumn will have been responsible for eight editions of Ultima, and who this year begins a new job with the Oslo Philharmonic.