10 years!

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Yada yada | No Comments
10 years!

Still photo from JUBALONG, NRK © 2007 As we’re approaching the end of the year, I’ve taken a moment to reflect (and celebrate! (with coffee!)) on the fact that 2016 marks my 10 year jubilee as a full-time composer for film, TV and stage productions. Yes, way back in April 2006, just after moving into the great O-town […]

The Penalty Post – 2016 Edition

The Penalty Post – 2016 Edition

As a sort of follow-up to my previous “Penalty Post”, I once again have to face the consequences of my own lack of continuous blogging, and attempt to cover the entirety of 2015, and the first third of 2016 in one single blog entry. Shudder! If this continues, the next time I write a blog entry […]

Tromsø – and trolls!

Tromsø – and trolls!

Hello again! In my previous post, which mutated into an epic 10 year long studio journey, I was originally going to casually mention that the film I AM KUBA had its Norwegian premiere at the Tromsø International Film Festival, where it won the TROMSØ PALM award! It was great to be there at the premiere […]

2004-2014: A STUDIO ODYSSEY (or: The Ever Bumpy Road of Actually Having a Place to Work)

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Yada yada | No Comments
2004-2014: A STUDIO ODYSSEY (or: The Ever Bumpy Road of Actually Having a Place to Work)

Hello! It’s me again. Obviously, it’s my blog, so if it were anybody else writing here, you should call the police. I spent my christmas moving my studio to a new place. In my book, christmas time equals moving time. It’s a tradition I started last year, when a water leakage El Maximus basically destroyed my whole apartment […]

The Penalty Post

The Penalty Post

What do I get for not updating this blog in several months? Craploads of stuff to write in an effort to try and summarize what’s been going on, that’s what. Henceforth, this blog post shall be known as… The Penalty Post! Right. So first there was this tiny project called BRØRNE LØVEHJARTE, or The Brothers […]

Off the cliff

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Brørne Løvehjarte, Peer Gynt | No Comments
Off the cliff

This week we recorded a string quintet for the score of BRØRNE LØVEHJARTE. And what a quintet! I’m very happy to have hired some of the busiest string players in Norway, and for good reason. These people are simply phenomenal. And they are: Anders Nilsson and Bjarne Magnus Jensen on violins, Ida Bryhn on viola, Audun Sandvik on violoncello and […]

Summertime… and the living is busy

Summertime… and the living is busy

So much to do, so little time to blog! I am primarily a composer and not a blogger. This simple fact does have some consequences, blogging-wise. Mainly that in busy times like this, I simply don’t have the time to update this friggin’ blog all the time. But that’s a good sign, isn’t it? If I am […]

Troll Story

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Hunderfossen | No Comments
Troll Story

Growing up in Gudbrandsdalen, one of my favourite places in the world as a kid was Hunderfossen familiepark. A more intellectually stimulating and less hectic alternative to the traditional rollercoaster-filled amusement parks, Hunderfossen had a nice and quite calm atmosphere, and even though you could ride in small cars, they were so slow that even I could […]

Norwegian Shortness

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Festivals and events | No Comments
Norwegian Shortness

Reporting live from The Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad! I first visited The Norwegian Short Film Festival in in 2011, when the film Farukh’s Coin was participating in the festival’s main competition programme. The good vibe, all the strange, serious, funny (and OK, some bad) films, all the new friends I made – literally everything […]

Finding Nangijala

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Brørne Løvehjarte | No Comments
Finding Nangijala

Crafting the musical universe of Astrid Lindgren’s timeless classic The Brothers Lionheart is such a massive task, that I can’t really think about it – I just have to do it. When Brørne Løvehjarte premieres at Det Norske Teatret October 3rd, you will be witnessing a grand new stage realization of the afterlife world of Nangijala, from […]