Kvartirnik 2.0

Thu 18:30 - 20:00
Fri 18:30 - 20:00
Sat 18:00 - 20:00
(Norwegian time)
Free (without pre-registration)
Local with Social Distance

Kvartirnik 2.0

Norwegian time
Thu 18:30 – 20:00
Fri 18:30 – 20:00
Sat 18:00 – 20:00

Moscow time
Thu 20:30 – 22:00
Fri 20:30 – 22:00
Sat 20:00 – 22:00

Kvartirnik is a term that appeared in the Soviet Union for unofficial shows with musicians, together with as many people in the audience as the venue would fit. Usually they were held in someone’s house or apartment. Kvartirniks were very popular before the 1980s, when many rock musicians were banned from performing on stage because they didn’t fit within the Soviet cultural agenda. With covid restrictions still part of everyday life to a small or large degree in our respective lands, we are taking a further step to help connect the people of Norway and Russia through live-art by creating a digital Kvartirnik installation during the festival!

Imagine it as a room physically located in both countries at once. It can become like a teleportation device, a place to get away from the divided reality into an imaginative alternative.

Technology will facilitate this connection, reviving the Kvartirnik at Barents Spektakel, a venue for hosting small concerts and performances throughout the festival.

Screens will form a three-sided room in The Old Tourist Hotel, and there will be a miniature streamcube in Murmansk (just like the installation on Kirkenes town square at Barents Spektakel 2021). With the help of cameras and live streaming, the festival audience on both sides of the border can greet, have a talk, share drinks and enjoy spontaneous live performances and music together!


Kvartirnik 2.0 live programme:

Thursday 18.30 – 20.00: Daria Orlova,  zatoshi zlackamoto. Curated by Kurant9000

Friday 18.30 – 20.00 Ivan Nechaev

Saturday 18.00 – 20.00 Ilya Makarov, Sasha Samohvalova, Maria Makarova, Alexander Leonov


Daria_artist (not use in newspaper)

Daria Orlova from Murmansk, presents her art through performative practices and in interaction with the viewer. Addressing the theme of utopia, self-identification and self-organization, the artist creates various worlds-installations: exhibitions of fictional artists, shops without prices, dating clubs, an art resort town.

zatoshi (not use in newspaper)

zatoshi zlackamoto is a pseudonym for the musical expression that arose when Fredrik Einevoll from Skjervøy began to explore noise in sound. In the process of creating noise, zlackamoto’s music also examines the political aspect of noise in communication.


Picture 1

Ivan Nechaev is a charismatic musician from Murmansk. During his performances it is not enough to just listen to songs, one has always sing along.


Picture 3

Ilya Makarov (saxophone) – student, musician in the third generation
Sasha Samokhvalova (saxophone) – student
Maria Makarova (piano) – teacher


Alexander Leonov is a folk musician and artist from Karelia