About Eirik Myhr
Eirik Myhr (born 1982) is an award winning composer for theatre, film and TV, located in the snowy woods of Asker, just outside of Oslo, Norway. A full time composer since 2006, Myhr has scored some of Norway’s biggest productions for children, including the hit TV series BO BEAR (Brillebjørn), Hedda Award winning stage productions like Astrid Lindgren’s Mio, min Mio and feature film LOS BANDO (internationally the most award winning Norwegian film of 2018). He has a long-standing collaboration with stage director Hilde Brinchmann and film director Christian Lo.
Having composed music from a pre-school age using a combination of drums, keyboards and his voice, and teenage years spent in bands ranging from death metal via electronic jazz to art pop, Myhr’s output is as colourful as his background suggests. Under the mantra that every project creates a new world, Myhr aims to paint that world with music, helping to make it as cohesive and distinct as possible, always with one main mission: To tell the story.
Myhr received the NOPA Music Award 2013 for his score for feature film The Tough Guys and was nominated for the Kanonprisen Award for best film music for Bo Bear’s Vacation in 2019. For the former, he also won the Best Comedy Score 2013 award by film music website Reel Music (other nominees included Alexandre Desplat and Henry Jackman). In 2022, Myhr received the prestigious Kardemomme Award in recognition of his extensive contributions to composing musical score for children and young audiences.
Myhr’s current solo project is in the outskirts of chamber pop, or art pop, with the EP WAIT FOR IT... VOL. 1 finally hitting those virtual shelves in 2022. The struggles of this work led to the cult online video series «Who the f*#% is Eirik Myhr», in which Myhr engages in a kind of meta-irony about his own mental health in a rampage of words, bad animation and filmed archive material.
About this site
Welcome to my humble home on the interwebs!
Yes, it's me writing this, because I'm a nerd who wants to do everything myself, including running my own website.
This site mainly contains tons of information about my various projects. There are hours and hours of music clips around too, plus video clips and photos*. At HOME you will find a curated view of some of my recent and more well known – or more personal – projects. If you simply want more, you can go to ALL PROJECTS to get a more extensive view of every film, every TV series, every stage production; yes, pretty much every project I have worked on for the last 18 years.
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