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MAGNETIC Music

is a production company for orchestral compositions and performances by

JON BALKE

 

News & Updates

winter 2019 development of Multiple software for production at the Norwegian Opera and Ballet

winter 2019 Scoring for production with Munchen Chamber orchestra and Trondheim Voices

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

6 april Opening night of “Barokk Bevegelse” a grand evening at the Norwegian Opera and Ballet with sound design by Jon Balke

13 april Jon Balke performing with Hedvig Mollestad at Tingingsverket at Vossajazz

14 april Jon Balke performing with Trygve Sein quintet at Vossajazz

30th april Siwan special edition at Torino Jazz Festival

9th may The music of Magnetic North orchestra and Oslo 13 performed with NOSO chamber orchestra in Bodø, Norway

25th may Performing with Hedvig Mollestad at Nattjazz in Bergen

28-29 may rehearsing with Trondheim Voices for the project in October with Munchen Chamber Orchestra

9th october performance in Munich of “A world of daughters” a new composition by Jon Balke for Munhen Chamber Orchestra and Trondheim Voices

18th October performance in Frankfurt of “A world of daughters” a new composition by Jon Balke for Munhen Chamber Orchestra and Trondheim Voices

21 october to 4th nov Pratagraf (Batagraf with Espen Beranek Holm and Are kalvø) tour of Norway

mid november Jon Balke leads upstart of West Norway large ensemble, initiated by Vest Norsk Jazzsenter

Batagraf

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

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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 is 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

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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. Jøkleba does only a few selected performances now, such as the Extremjazz 2017 in the waterfall of Skjervet near Voss

 
 

WARP

is a live concert concept with Jon Balke performing solo with a carefully created sound architectural landscape projected around the audience. Next Warp is in Gjøvik 13 march.

https://www.ecmrecords.com/catalogue/1452521777/warp-jon-balke

from recording of new album in Lugano, Switzerland 2 november 2018

from recording of new album in Lugano, Switzerland 2 november 2018

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Delights of Decay

by Batagraf with guests

Batagraf´s latest on Jazzland records