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I've been writing freelance since 1995 or so. In the beginning I mainly did reviews of records, but later I started writing indepth feature stories about how artists and producers make and produce their music, for various publications.

My aim is usually to write the definitive interview with the artists - a text that portrays them and their motivations fully, and that you shouldn't need to read any other interviews with them in order to understand their creative work.

So far I've interviewed 240 artists or producers, and currently I'm writing mainly for music publications in Norway about various Norwegian artists that are releasing albums.

Most of the articles and radio shows linked to below are in Norwegian, whilst the radio shows with foreign guests are in English.

Click the links below to read and hear my interviews.

Interviews with musicians and record producers in Norway /
intervjuer med musikere og plateprodusenter i Norge:

(198 INTERVIEWS/170 ARTISTS)

Adjágas (2009) (MP)
Aedena Cycle (1997) (P)
Amina Sewali (2011) (MP)
Angels Motel (2010) (MP)
Animal Alpha (2006) (MP)
Anja Garbarek (2009)
Anne Grete Preus & Cold Mailman (2013) (DM)
Arve Henriksen (2008) (MP)
Askil Holm (2009) (MP)
Athome Project (2002) (M)
Audrey Horne (2010) (MP)
Bare Egil Band (2011) (MP)
Beady Belle (2010) (MP)
Bellman (2009) (MP)
Beneva Vs. Clark Nova (2009) (MP)
Bertine Zetlitz (1997) (P)
Bigbang (2003) (MP)
Bjørn Berge (2009) (MP)
Bjørn Berge (2011) (MP)
Bjørn Torske (2010) (MP)
Briskeby (2003) (MP)
Chand Torsvik (2010) (MP)
Christer Knutsen (2006) (MP)
Christel Alsos (2010) (MP)
Christian Ingebrigtsen/A1 (2010) (MP)
Circular (1997) (P)
Claudia Scott (2008) (MP)
D'Sound (2014) (MP)
deLillos'85 (2006) (MP)
deLillos (2012) (DM)
diskJokke (2011) (MP)
Djerv (2011) (MP)
Don Juan Dracula (2008) (MP)
Dreamon (2012) (S)
El Cuero (2011) (MP)
Elvira Nikolaisen (2008) (MP)
Enslaved (2008) (MP)
Erland Dahlen (2012) (MP)
Erlend Øye (2003) (M)
Erlend Øye (2004) (M)
Eva & The Heartmaker (2009) (MP)
Farmers Market (2012) (DM)
Fjorden Baby! (2011) (MP)
Flunk (2009) (B)
Frost & Per Martinsen (2002) (M)
Gatas Parlament (2002) (B)
Gatas Parlament (2002) (M)
Gluecifer & Kåre Vestrheim (2004) (MP)
Georg "Jojje" Wadenius (2003) (MP)
Gisle Martens Meyer/Ugress (2009) (MP)
Grand Island & Mike Hartung (2008) (MP)
Haddy N'jie (2009) (B)
Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby (2011) (MP)
Heroes & Zeros (2012) (MP)
Hooga Troopers (2009) (MP)
Howl (2010) (MP)
Haakon Graf (2011) (MP)
Hilde Marie Kjersem (2011) (MP)
Ida Jenshus (2008) (MP)
Ingrid Olava (2010) (MP)
Jaa9 & OnklP (2009) (MP)
Jaga Jazzist (2002) (MP)
Jaga Jazzist (2013) (DM)
Jan Eggum (2011) (MP)
Jan Eggum (2012) (DM)
Jarle Bernhoft (2008) (MP)
Jarle Bernhoft (2011) (MP)
Jazzkammer (2002) (B)
Jim Stärk (2012) (MP)
John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen (2009) (MP)
Jon Balke (2002) (B)
Jon Eberson Group (2011) (MP)
Jonas Fjeld (2011) (MP)
Jono El Grande (2010) (MP)
Jørn Dahl & Richard Lowe/Disclab Studio (2008) (MP)
Kaada (2001) (MP)
Kaizers Orchestra (2008) (MP)
Kaptein Kaliber (2002) (B)
Karin Krog (2008) (B)
Karpe Diem (2008) (MP)
Karpe Diem (2010) (MP)
Karpe Diem (2012) (MP)
Katzenjammer (2011) (MP)
Keep of Kalessin (2010) (MP)
Ketil Bjørnstad (2008) (MP)
King Midas (2007) (MP)
Kjetil Bjerkestrand (2008) (MP)
Kristin Asbjørnsen (2009) (MP)
Kristin Asbjørnsen (2009) (T)
Kråkesølv (2012) (DM)
Kurt Nilsen (2008) (MP)
Lars K. Hustoft (2012) (MP)
Lars Vaular (2010) (MP)
LidoLido (2013) (DM)
LidoLido (2013) (MP)
Lindstrøm (2008) (MP)
LindstrÝm (2009) (B)
Linnea Dale (2012) (DM)
Lorraine (2006) (MP)
Lukestar (2011) (MP)
Madcon, The Afterglow & 3Elementz (2008) (MP)
Madrugada & Head (2002) (MP)
Maja Ratkje (2002) (B)
Maria Kannegaard (2008) (MP)
Marit Larsen, Kåre Vestrheim & Mike Hartung (2008) (MP)
Maria Mena (2013) (DM)
Maria Mena (2013) (MP)
Martin Sjølie (2008) (MP)
Matias Tellez (2009) (MP)
Maya Vik (2012) (DM)
Maya Vik (2012) (MP)
Mikal Tellé (2002) (M)
Mira Craig, John Mallison, Tommy Tee & Nasty Kutt (2009) (MP)
Mirror Lakes (2012) (MP)
Monica Heldal (2013) (DM)
Montée (2011) (MP)
Moon Orchestra (2002) (M)
Moonflowers (2002) (M)
Moonflowers (2002) (MP)
Morten Abel (2007) (MP)
Morten Harket & Peter Kvint (2014) (MP)
Motorpsycho & deathprod. (2002) (MP)
Moving Oos (2008) (MP)
Mungolian Jet Set (2012) (MP)
Nathalie Nordnes (2009) (MP)
Navigators (2011) (MP)
Nicholas Sillitoe & Anne Marie Almedal (2007) (MP)
Nicholas Sillitoe & Anne Marie Almedal (2010) (MP)
Nils Petter Molvær (2002) (B)
Nils Petter Molvær (2002) (MP)
Nils Petter Molvær (2008) (MP)
Nils Petter Molvær (2009) (MP)
Nils Petter Molvær (2009) (B)
Number Seven Deli (2012) (MP)
Ole Evenrud & Tomas Siqveland/Hitsville Studio (2003) (MP)
Ole Paus (2013) (DM)
ORBO & The Longshots (2009) (MP)
Ost & Kjex (2010) (MP)
Paperboys (2009) (MP)
Petter Carlsen (2009) (MP)
Pitsj (2009) (MP)
Pogo Pops (2012) (DM)
Postgirobygget & Kyrre Fritzner (2007) (MP)
Quantum Force (2011) (MP)
Ralph Myerz & the Jack Herren Band (2006) (MP)
Ralph Myerz (2013) (DM)
Real Ones (2008) (MP)
Rebekka Karijord (2012) (DM)
Rebekke Karijord (2012) (MP)
Rockettothesky (2008) (MP)
Rune Kristoffersen/Rune Grammofon (2002) (M)
Rune Lindbæk (1996) (R)
Rune Lindbæk, Kåre Frisvold & Øyvind Blikstad (2011) (MP)
Satyricon (2002) (MP)
Savoy (2007) (MP)
Serena Maneesh (2010) (B)
SHINING (2010) (MP)
SHINING (2013) (DM)
SHINING (2013) (MP)
Side Brok (2009) (MP)
Sivert Høyem (2011) (MP)
Skambankt (2010) (MP)
Sondre Lerche (2004) (MP)
St. Thomas (2002) (MP)
Stein Torleif Bjella (2013) (MP)
Stella Mwangi & Big City (2008) (MP)
Stockhaus (2002) (B)
Supersilent (2013) (DM)
Surferosa (2005) (MP)
Susanna Wallumrød (2008) (MP)
Susanna Wallumrød (2012) (DM)
Susanne Sundfør (2010) (MP)
Teebee (2002) (M)
Teebee (2002) (MP)
The Alexandria Quartet (2010) (MP)
The Disciplines (2008) (MP)
The Marble Kings (2009) (MP)
The New Wine (2010) (MP)
The Shitsez (2010) (MP)
The South (2012) (MP)
Thelma & Clyde (2010) (MP)
Thinkerbell (2011) (MP)
Thom Hell (2012) (MP)
Thomas Eriksen (2010) (MP)
Todd Terje (2011) (MP)
Tommy Fredvang (2010) (MP)
Tommy Tokyo (2008) (MP)
Turbonegro & Marius Bodin Larsen (2005) (MP)
Turbonegro (2012) (DM)
Valkyrien Allstars (2012) (MP)
Vamp (2012) (MP)
Vinni (2012) (DM)
Vinni (2012) (MP)
Wig Wam (2012) (MP)
Xploding Plastix (2001) (MP)
Yoga Fire (2009) (MP)
Zelma (2012) (MP)
Zeromancer (2013) (DM)

Interviews with foreign musicians and record producers /
intervjuer med utenlandske musikere og plateprodusenter:
(17)
Alphaville (1999) (RN)
Aphex Twin (199x) (RN)
Apollo 440 (1997) (P)
Cinematic Orchestra (2002) (M)
Garbage (2012) (DM)
Government Alpha (2002) (B)
Lissie (2012) (DM)
Luke Vibert (199x) (RN)
Martha Wainwright (2012) (DM)
MGMT (2012) (DM)
Olive (1997) (P)
Paola (2002) (M)
Skunk Anansie (2012) (DM)
Spiritualized (2002) (M)
Sunscreem (1996) (P)
The Beatles remastered: Allan Rouse & Steve Rooke (2009) (MP)
The Beatles remastered: Allan Rouse & Steve Rooke (2009) (NTB)
Underworld (199x) (RN)

Norwegian guests on my radio show /
Norske gjester på radioprogrammet mitt:
(26)
(CLICK TO LISTEN AND SEE PLAYLIST)
Arne Kaupang/Implosion (1998) (RN)
Benny Braaten/Origami Galaktika/B9 (2000) (RN)
Benny Braaten/Origami Galaktika/B9 (2001) (RN)
Bugge Wesseltoft (1998) (RN)
Circa Dub Sound System (2001) (RN)
Claes Olsen/So What! (1999) (RN)
DJ Anders Norås (2001) (RN)
DJ Eivind Olsvik (2001) (RN)
DJ Scapegoat (2000) (RN)
DJ Timing X (2000) (RN)
DJ Urb/Thomas Paulsen (1999) (RN)
Harald Grenne/Natt & Dag (2000) (RN)
Julian Briottet (1999) (RN)
Kai Mikalsen/Sketch/KA (2000) (RN)
Lindstrøm (2004) (RN)
Mind over MIDI (1999) (RN)
Nicholas Sillitoe (1996) (RN)
Nicholas Sillitoe (1997) (RN)
Nils Petter Molvær (1997) (RN)
Øyvind Holen (2004) (RN)
Päron Soda (1997) (RN)
Raymond Pellicer/DJ Darknorse (1998) (RN)
Raymond Pellicer/DJ Darknorse (2000) (RN)
Rune Kristoffersen/Rune Grammofon (1999) (RN)
Rune Lindbæk (1996) (RN)
Rune Lindbæk (2001) (RN)
Sternklang (1997) (RN)
Vidar Hanssen/Beatservice (1999) (RN)
Xploding Plastix (2001) (RN)

Foreign guests on my radio show /
Utenlandske gjester på radioprogrammet mitt:
(6)
(CLICK TO LISTEN AND SEE PLAYLIST)
Ben Christophers (2001) (RN)
Elegia/Laurent Collat (2000) (RN)
Mixmaster Morris (1999) (RN)
Raw Deal (2000) (RN)
The Orb (2000) (RN)
Tikiman (2001) (RN)

Other features and festival reports about music /
Andre featureartikler og festivalrapporter om musikk:
(6)
Bergen (feature) (2002) (M)
ECM Records (feature) (2002) (B)
Deathprod./Origami Galaktika/Palace of Pleasure/Perculator/Sketch/Sternklang (1997) (P)
Dugnad (festival) (2002) (B)
Punkt Festival 2007 (B)
Punkt Festival 2007: Erik Honoré (B)

Authors and other cultural personalities /
forfattere og andre kulturpersonligheter:
(2)
Anders Odden (2012) (MP)
Neil Strauss (2010)

Makers of audio software and hardware /
produsenter av lydprogramvare og musikkutstyr:

Ableton (2011) (MP)
Clavia (2011)
Propellerheads (2011)

Reviews of records, concerts and other events /
anmeldelser av plater, konserter og andre ting:

At some point I might be able to publish the record reviews I've written over the years, but there are many hundreds of them and it will take some time...

Abbreviations:
"B" means the online music site Ballade
"P" is for the music magazine Puls Furore
"M" means the kaput music magazine Mute
"S" is for the multicultural magazine Samora
"MP" is for the musician magazine Musikkpraksis
"DM" is for the online music magazine Desibel Musikkmagasin
"RN" means my defunct radio show "Experimenta" on Radio Nova
"NTB" is Norsk Telegrambyrå, the leading news agency in Norway
"T" means TONO-Nytt, the magazine for the Norwegian music rights company TONO

Updated 23/5-2014.

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