I compose music for theatre, movies, and live performances, and I perform on stage both solo and with other projects. I also mix, produce and master music for other artists in my own studio.
I find inspiration in Mother Earth’s wonders and spend much time in Nordic nature. I do not try to reconstruct the music performed in ancient times, as that music is long gone. I seek inspiration from the same views, sounds, and fumes surrounding those living there a thousand years ago and more.
I also draw inspiration from what we know about them. I find the sounds of their instruments and the fragments of documentation about them inspiring and fascinating. Still, I like to consider where those instruments originate from and add musical flavors accordingly.
Then again, combine those sounds, inspiration, and knowledge with modern technology to create my musical expression.
My musical journey
I started my search for the origin of music in the mid-nineties. Around the millennium- change, my focus went more towards Norse music traditions and their roots. Out of this, the band Ehwaz came to life in 1999. Later, I have participated in numerous projects that draw inspiration from the north’s ancient music, like Skvalthr, Wardruna, Nebala, and my solo project.
My primary focus has stayed here in the last twenty years, both musically and in my lecturing on old Norse music history.
I started composing music at an early age. At seventeen, I was a certified conductor and worked as a music instructor. When I turned twenty-one, I finished my sound engineer and music producer education. Since my debut with Origami Galaktika back in 1995, I have participated in more than one hundred releases and worked with many projects and genres worldwide.
I have also composed music for movies, tv-series, plays, produced albums, and added tracks as a studio musician for many other artists. Some of them, you can see below.