Bjørnar Habbestad (1976) performs, improvises and creates music and sound art. Recent activity includes the norwegian premiere of Luigi Nono`s "Das Atmende Klarsein" with the Danish Radio Chamber Choir, trio performances with free-jazz veterans Frode Gjerstad and Fred Lonberg-Holm, a Habbestad&Larsson sound installation for the art biennale ARTICLE and the perfomance of USA/USBs latest electroacoustic work at the dutch GAUDEAMUS festival.
Habbestad performs as a soloist, chamber and ensemble musician in Scandinavia, Europe, Asia and the US, covering musical grounds from noise to classical contemporary, electro-acoustic and free improvised music. Has collaborated with a a range of composers in both an acoustic and electroacoustic domain. Since 2000, Habbbestad has created telart - a cycle of sound-art works based on mobile telephone technology.