Bendik Giske & Sam BarkerDisorientations

Performance type: 
1 h

​Breathing improvisation and Berlin techno.

Bendik Giske, award-winning Norwegian saxophonist and composer, and Barker, resident DJ at the legendary Berlin club Berghain, are coming to Håkonshallen with the world premiere of their new project, Disorientations. Giske and Barker share a fondness for European techno culture with all its collective improvisation and transcendence and have both left their mark on the club scene in the German capital. 

As an artist, Bendik Giske is known for exploring the outer limits of the instrument and the body and blurring the lines between performance, installation, and music. Extensive use of circular breathing both stretches and shapes his compositions and improvisations. It is raw, original, contemplative, and expressive. 

Giske's artistic practice lies at the intersection of art, music, and fashion, often thematising queerness and corporeality. He has collaborated with art institutions such as MoMA and the Venice Biennale, and in 2022, the Munch Museum had to add extra dates to his performance Not Yet

As a musician, DJ, and founder of the label Leisure System, Sam Barker has challenged and expanded the boundaries of dance music in Berlin. With a classical music education as his foundation, he is also an active instrument designer and builder. 

Image: Sam Barker (photo: Elena Panouli), Bendik Giske (photo: Luke Abby)


​Please note that the audience for this concert will be standing. Seating is available for those who need it. Please contact


  • Bendik Giske saxophone, composition

  • Sam Barker live electronics, composition