Born in Norway (Bergen) 1959.
Started as a bass player, and was from early on an active member of the local rock and jazz scene. Studies, (political science and music,) at the university of Bergen. Attended Berklee college of Music, Boston, in 1984, and graduated summa cum laude in 86. (major in arranging) Returned to Norway, (Oslo) and did all kinds of writing work. Arranging for shows, broadcasting, recording sessions, composing for commercials, commisioned films, tv idents, etc.
Also found some time for music of his own, and won the Danish Radio Orchestra competition for younger composers in 1989, with the work “Ouverture #2”. Wrote all the ident music for the launch of TV2, the main commercial tv channel in Norway, in 1992. Since then, time has been split between composing for film and tv, and orchestral arranging for many of the most popular norwegian artists. Internationally known are, among others, acts as diverse as the black metal band “Dimmu Borgir”, and the young classical trumpet virtuoso Tine Thing Helseth.
Lately, attention has been focused on film scoring. Scored the legendary swedish director Jan Troell´s biographical drama “The last Sentence” in 2012. The previous score, animated feature “Elias and the Treasure of the Sea”, won Kanonprisen 2010, and the “Nordic Film Composers Award 2011”. The first Elias film, “Elias and the Royal Yacht” and the tv series that it was based on, “Elias, the little Rescue Boat”, (nominated for Emmy 2006), was presented the “Edvardprisen 2007”, TONOs prestigious composer award.