GRIP: Introduction course in sound engineering (English) – METEOR 2023 edition!

GRIP: Introduction course in sound engineering (English) – METEOR 2023 edition!

Date: Tuesday 24. oktober
Course venue: Bergen Kjøtt, Skutevikstorget 1

Time schedule:

14:30 Presentation: Seize the tools of sound engineering!
15:00 – 18:00 Workshop: Introduction course in sound engineering
During METEOR 2023, GRIP will present their work and hold an introductory course at the home of GRIP, Bergen Kjøtt, as part of the festival´s Feminist School.


Instructor: Elaine Maltezos (she/her)
Course price: 100,- 
Language: English

For 18 years and above


Get to know how a sound system works, routines for setting up sound equipment and good practice for creating sound for live events! An introductory course to start to build expertise and networks in sound engineering.

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GRIP is open to everyone over the age of 18, and we emphasize our aim to welcome more women, non-binary and transgender people in sound technician roles in Bergen’s cultural organisations. No previous experience is necessary.

Instruktør: Elaine Maltezos

Elaine Maltezos (she/her) is a freelance sound engineer specialising in recording and live stage sound and is the technical manager at Bergen Kjøtt. Her career focus today is acoustic music recording, as well as being a live sound engineer for both music and theatre. She was born in Chicago, and grew up playing the viola in an orchestra. Becoming a singer-songwriter led her to a degree program at the University of Miami with a music engineering focus, where she switched to complete her degree in music composition and studio music production. Elaine has recorded and worked with several acoustic ensembles, artists and festivals, including Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen National Opera, Bit20 Ensemble and Festspillene i Bergen.


For those with accessibility needs: Information on accessibility at Bergen Kjøtt can be found here. Let us know if you have any access needs.

From GRIP intro course, Bergen Kjøtt 2022. Photo: Runa Halleraker

About GRIP

GRIP is an ongoing series of courses to give more people the opportunity to gain practical experience and skills in sound engineering. Women, non-binary and transgender people are strongly underrepresented in this field – in 2022 it was reported that 93% of all technicians in Norway are cis-male. We want to change this. Between 2021-22, GRIP trained 141 people who wanted to gain more knowledge and confidence in sound technology. Flipping the statistic, 92% of the participants were women, non-binary and transgender people, and many are now working as professional sound technicians.

GRIP spring 2023 is a collaborative project between Bergen Kjøtt, BIT Teatergarasjen, Carte Blanche, AKKS Bergen and sound engineer Irene Bjørke. GRIP 2023 is organized with partners in Bergen including Borealis – a festival for experimental music, Landmark / Bergen kunsthall, Østre and Vill Vill Vest and is supported by Sparebanken Vest, Bergen municipality, Kulturrom, and apap-FEMINIST FUTURES (financed by the Creative Europe program in the EU).