Bendik Giske NORWAY
Photo by: Andrey Semenski
Call Of The Heart
Stine Goya - AW19 Dance – The Sustainable Capsule Collection Directed by Kiani del Valle
Elevate Festival 2019 Roundup film
Previously won awards and nominations
- Nopa composers award 2018
For «Music for Dance: The Gun
Bendik Giske is an award-winning Norwegian composer and saxophonist recognized for his extended instrument techniques and play between genres freeform jazz and queer club music.
Since his education from the music conservatories in Trondheim, Copenhagen and the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, he has gone on to be a significant recording and performing artist with extensive worldwide touring.
His compositions have been featured in works shown and commissioned by some of the world’s most prestigious arenas for contemporary art such as MoMA and New Museum in New York, Art Basel in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami, and the Norwegian National Museum. Most notably his work for film maker and McArthur Genius Grant recipient Wu Tsang´s film We Hold Where Study (2017) which was commissioned for Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)´s permanent collection in 2019.
In 2018 Giske composed and performed music for Macbeth on the main stage of Schauspiel Hannover, directed by Icelandic Thouleifur Örn Arnarsson who received Der Faust, Germanys biggest prize in theatre, the same year.
Giske received the Norwegian composer’s union NOPA´s music prize in 2018 for his piece Music For Dance: The Gun, originally composed for Magnus Myhr´s debut solo piece Jeg Satt På En Stein Og Så Utover “Havet” and awarded “Artist Of The Year” by Norwegian magazine SUBJEKT the same year.
Since the release of his 2019 album Surrender on acclaimed Norwegian label Smalltown Supersound, his music has been synced on a wide range of independent films ranging from snowboard and fashion films to artistic statements by international institutions and festivals.