I was born 1972 in Oslo, Norway, but grew up in Kongsvinger, a town near the swedish border. (Since 1995, I’ve been back in Oslo.) I have always drawn and written, and the first time I sat words to an instrumental song I was 9 years old. My works transcends both genre and materials. Text in various forms is also a red thread in many of my visual works. I have had exhibitions of visual art both in Germany and in Norway. In recent years I have concentrated on work with text for music, both art music and rhythmic music, as well as poetry and other types of literary text. I wrote the libretto for Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen’s opera «Gespenster«, which premieres on the main scene in Meiningen, Germany in May 2020. (EDIT: Due to Covid-19, the premiere is moved to 2023.) Torstein has also composed other pieces in recent years, «Fem Elementer» and «Syv Søstre i Fri Form». For Dagfinn Koch, I have written «Stardust to Ashes», for Hartmut Schulz, bariton and string quartet, to premiere at the Equinox festival in Wienna in 2021/22, insh-Covid…
I am concerned with everything human. And my works often explore contrasts: the light and the dark, the life and death, the decay and renewal, the sadness and the joy – the contradictory, yet belonging. My life has been anything but easy. I have had multiple serious health issues, but somehow always survived – so far. So in the intersection between my own health issues, challenges with technique and what I love most: interpersonal experiences, I try to navigate between wholeness and chaos, depth and shallowness, humor and seriousness.
I have a bachelors degree in nursing and am now studying «the history of ideas», bachelor, at the University of Oslo, part time.
I became a member of NOPA in 2018 and have received the Musikkfondene‘s lyricist author scholarship four times and NOPA’s Seed Grain funds (Såkornmidler) twice.