I’m a musician and composer working out of Bergen, Norway, in the field of improvisation, sound design and installations. I mainly use guitar and bass together with preparations, electronics and amplifiers in sound sculpting, jazz, progressive kraut rock, noise rock and electro acoustic music. Later works also involve synthesizer and drum machine, and machines playing acoustic instruments.
I have a background in jazz, from the Conservatory in Amsterdam, and have gradually moved from a more conventional jazz-idiom to genre free music, where the key element is improvisation and extensive sound research.
Current bands and projects are:
Erlend Apneseth Trio - combining Norwegian folk sounds with improv and electronics
TRIGGER - 16 mm projectors painting ink on transparent film in reaction to repetitious hybrid techno played by machines on a zither and analogue synth
Metrics Ensemble - a baroque/techno hybrid ensemble with music from my "Metrics" album
Cakewalk - guitar, synth and drums play improvised drone rock.
Strings & Timpani - guitar and drums improvising our way through countless genres.
Krachmacher - pop and noise loving rock music with an impossible name.
I’m also a music critic and curator for new and experimental music.