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News & Updates


beginning january: Final recordings and mix of “Discourse”- new Balke solo on ECM release in may 2019

various dates in january development of Multiple software for production at the Norwegian Opera and Ballet

January Scoring for production with Munchen Chamber orchestra and Trondheim Voices

23 january 2019 start of Jøkleba Norwegian tour : 8 concerts in southern Norway: Bø, Porsgrunn, Kristiansand, Tønsberg, Arendal,

Flekkefjord, Mandal

February Scoring for production with Noso /Bodø Rhythm group

13 march “Warp” Balke solo piano with electronic architecture at Resonans Gjøvik, Norway

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Batagraf is an open project with various collaborations. The core group is Helge Andreas Norbakken, Snorre Bjerck and Jon Balke, and  


images by Helge Andreas Norbakken



SIWAN is a musical fantasy, born in the aftermaths of the invasion of Iraq. Contrary to the ideology of cultural and religious confrontation and agression, Siwan was all about co-existence. Departing from Jon Balkes composistions over the poetry of Al-Andalus, the orchestra weaves lines of communication between master musicians from Iran, Algeria, Turkey, USA and Europe.




JØKLEBA is a trio with Audun Kleive, Per Jørgensen and Jon Balke. Formed in 1990 the trio quickly became a central voice in Scandinavian jazz, with a fresh approach to improvisation and musical energy. The upcoming tour of southern Norway has the following dates:

24 jan Bø , Telemark

25 jan Porsgrunn

26 jan Kristiansand

30 janTønsberg

31 jan Arendal

1 feb Risør

2.feb Flekkefjord

3 feb Mandal

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Delights of Decay

by Batagraf with guests

Batagraf´s latest on Jazzland records

A detailed description of the ECM albums can be found here: