The BIT20 Ensemble was founded in Bergen in 1989 with the aim of promoting the performance of Norwegian and international art music. Throughout its history the ensemble has performed over 300 different works – many presented at the most important international platforms for contemporary music. The BIT20 Ensemble has situated itself as one of the foremost in the Nordic countries, and the great and positive attention it has aroused has led to busy concert activities with work both in Norway and abroad. Today the work is focused on concerts, teaching projects, radio and CD productions, touring activities and modern music drama (opera). The BIT20 Ensemble is characterized by its great flexibility, and its main emphasis is on the sinfonietta configuration,
but it has also developed an independent repertoire and projects for smaller groupings.