Øyvind Brandtsegg

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Øyvind Brandtsegg
Born (1971-02-16) 16 February 1971 (age 47)
Steinkjer, Nord-Trøndelag
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsXylophone, vibraphone, marimba, drums, percussion

Øyvind Brandtsegg (born 16 February 1971 in Steinkjer, Norway) is a Norwegian musician (percussion, electronica), programmer and composer, known from a series of recordings, and collaborations with such bands as Motorpsycho and Krøyt.


Brandtsegg studied music at the "Sund folkehøgskole" (Sund Folk High School) in Inderøy. He studied the vibraphone at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and created a music software program called ImproSculpt,[1] which samples different tones from the environment (including via body sensors) at the same time the music is performed, processes them and generates ever-changing variations in real time. He plays an instrument called the Marimba Lumina, a MIDI-based marimba which allows the players movements affect the sound.

Brandtsegg led his own rock band as young in Steinkjer,[2] and played with fellow students in the bands Krøyt from 1993, and later the Live Maria Roggen Band. He collaborated with Motorpsycho on commissioned work at the Trondheim Jazz Festival in 2006.[3][4][5] Currently Brandtsegg is a professor of music at NTNU.[6]


Musical installations[edit]

  • Meta.Morf 1st exhibition 'Installation for a walking bridge' 2012[7]


Within Krøyt[edit]

  • 1997: Sub (Curling Legs)[4]
  • 1998: Low (BP)
  • 2001: One Heart Is Too Small (Yonada)
  • 2001: Body Electric EP (MNW)[5]

Collaborative works[edit]

With Motorpsycho
  • 1994: Timothy's Monster (1994)
With Tre Små Kinesere
  • 1996: Tro Håp & Kjærlighet (Columbia Music)


  1. ^ "Real-time Beethoven". ScienceDaily.com. 1 December 2008. Retrieved 2012-11-12.
  2. ^ Fagernes, Anne Berit (12 April 2006). "Brandtsegg som bestilt – Og med seg har han to motorpsychoer". Adresseavisen. Retrieved 2012-11-12.
  3. ^ Johansen, Carl Kristian (11 August 2006). "Trondheim Jazzfestival med program" (in Norwegian). Norsk Musikkinformasjon MIC.no. Retrieved 2012-11-12.
  4. ^ a b Rønsen, Arild (14 September 1999). "Krøyt: Low Review" (in Norwegian). Puls.no. Retrieved 2012-11-12.
  5. ^ a b Skancke-Knutsen, Arvid (23 September 2002). "Krøyt: New Jazz through the Looking Glass". Listen to Norway Ballade.no. Retrieved 2012-11-10.
  6. ^ "Øyvind Brandtsegg – Professor, Department of Music". NTNU.edu. Retrieved 2012-11-10.
  7. ^ "Meta.Morf 1st exhibition opening: 'Installation for a walking bridge', Øyvind Brandtsegg!". Metamorf.no. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-10.

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