Bjørnar Habbestad (1976) is a flutist, composer and sound artist educated in Bergen, London and Amsterdam. Works as a soloist, chamber and ensemble musician in Scandinavia, Europe, Asia and the US, covering musical grounds from classical contemporary to noise, electro-acoustic and free improvised music. Habbestad has collaborated with a range of composers and improvisers in both the acoustic and electroacoustic domain. He is also responsible for the Norwegian premieres of works by Salvatore Sciarrino, Brian Ferneyhough, Luigi Nono and others. Recent activity includes new works by LEMUR, premiered in Athens and Oslo, the solo CD “On playing the Flute” and a string of new solo commissions by Pascale Criton and Ragnhild Berstad. Habbestad is the Artistic Director of nyMusikk and runs +3DB records, a Norwegian label for contemporary music.
As of January 2022