BIOGRAPHY

Erik Wøllo (born 1961) one of Norway’s foremost composers, has been a professional artist since 1980.
His long musical experience covers a wide range of styles from rock and jazz, to experimental electronic and
classical music. He has been composing and performing music for films, theater, ballets and artexhibitions.
As well as composing for strings, woodwinds and larger orchestras. As a guitarist he has been leading his own
groups, playing at clubs, concert halls and festivals in Europe, the USA and Canada.

Erik has released over 40 albums. Music that can be classified in the genres of space, drone, new age,
and electronic music. A true pioneer and always looking for new ways of expression himself, he was one of the
very first norwegian composers who adapted minimalismn in his work in the 1980ties. Through his many
successful album releases, he has gained a worldwide recognition for his unique sound and style.

Using guitar as the primary instrument in a highly imaginary and emotional music, building a bridge between
grand symphonic realms and gentle, minimal and serene atmospheres. Monumental musical statements
ranging from slowly-drifting kaleidoscopic passages, epic soaring guitar melancholy, upbeat ever-changing
sequenced cycles, and charismatic compelling melodies. Possessing a sense of drama and storytelling,
his compositions continues to explore and expand upon his 35 years of musical experience. His music reflects
the musical currents of our time while offering the listener a highly original and exciting sonic experience.

Erik Wøllo has collaborated and released well known album works together with some of the most respected
artists in the ambient music world: Steve Roach, Ian Boddy, Byron Metcalf, Bernhard Wöstheinrich and
several others.

“Norwegian Erik Wøllo is one of the most consistent artists recording today. One of the things I like most
about his work is how he has a trademark “sound” which is recognizable, but yet he never overtly repeats
himself. Only the best artists can accomplish this over time and he does it with apparent ease”.
-Bill Binkelman, Zone Music Reporter.



Member of NOPA and Norwegian Society of Composers (NSC).
Publishing through BMI (USA/Canada) and TONO (rest of the world).



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