Institut für theatrale
Håkon Berre

The Norwegian drummer and composer is currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he works as a freelance musician and educator. Håkon is also an active member of the record label & musicians collective Barefoot Records, where Håkon is one of the co-founders, and hascontributed on over 20 recordings. Håkon has degree in music science & music technology from Oslo University, and a rhythmical diploma exam from the Academy of Music in Esbjerg, Denmark. Håkons playing is characterized by an inventive and energetic drumming, using a rich palette of sounds from a wide diversity of trash and objects, and sometimes also incorporating real-time electronics into his playing. This has brought him to numerous clubs and venues in countries like Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, France, Switzerland, USA, Madagascar, Holland, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Bosnia Herzegovina, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Russia, with musicians like Peter Brötzmann, Phil Minton, Axel Dörner, John Tchicai, Petter Wettre, Peter Friis- Nielsen, Kasper Tranberg, Simon Spang-Hanssen, Liudas Mockunas, Stephan Meinberg, Thommy, Andersson, Tobias Delius, Hilmar Jensson, Michael Jefrey Stevens, Mikko Innanen, Sture Ericson, Roland Ramanan, Susana Santos Silva, Fred Lonberg-Holm, John Dikeman, Walter Wierbos and Daysuke Takaoka.

Festival gigs include festivals such as Copenhagen Jazzfestival, Århus Jazzfestival, JazzKaar (Tallinn), JazzQ (St. Petersburg), Pori Jazz (Finland), Vilnius Jazzfestival, Kongsberg Jazzfestival, Sarajevo Winter Festival, Odense Summerjazz, Ribe Jazzfestival, VMU Jazz, Connections (Kaunas), Sõru Jazz Festival (Hiumaa), BlowOut Festival (Oslo), Jazz im Lohmühle (Berlin), Creative Sources Festival (Lisbon), Nordischer Klang (Greifswald), Jazz and More Festival (Sibiu), Alandia Jazz Festival (Mariehamn), Nordklang Festival (St. Gallen), Festival d’Emergències Musicals (Banyoles), Midtsommer Jazz (Flensburg), Peronas Jazz Festival & Mama Jazz Festival (Vilnius), Skandaløs Festival (Neukirchen), Jazz by Volga (Yaroslavl) and Madajazzcar (Madagaskar).

Håkon was invited as guest soloist at the international Mada Jazzcar festival in Antananarivo, Madagascar, 2009.

He is also an active part of the Danish Arts Council's "house artist" system, with numerous concerts and workshops in Danish schools and educational institutes. Håkon has composed and arranged music for theater performances and art exhibitions, and has exhibited several interactive sound installations at art museums in both Denmark and Germany. He received the annual Art Scholarship from Nord-Trøndelag County in 2014. Currently he is active with the bands “HÄRJA”, "The Mighty Mouse”, “TEETH”, “Ytterlandet”, “Santos Silva/Wodrascka/Meaas Svendsen/Berre”, “Johanna Elina”, “Morten Pedersen 5tet”, “Mockunas/Mikalkenas/Berre”, “Shelton/Berre Duo” and ”Ericson/Nästesjö/Berre Trio