Espen Sommer Eide is a composer and artist based in Bergen, Norway. His artistic practice involves time-based media with a special focus on music and sound. This is further characterised by an experimental approach to instruments, archives, places and languages. In addition to installation and performances Espen is also a representative of experimental electronic music from Norway. Growing out of the techno scene in Tromsø in the 90s, his main projects are Alog and Phonophani. He's released several albums on the labels Rune Grammofon, Sofa and Hubro and his work has been exhibited and performed in places like Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen Assembly, Manifesta, Marres, Henie Onstad Art Center, Stedelijk Museum, Sami Center for Contemporary Art, Mutek festival and Museo Reina Sofia. In 2006 Espen's project Alog received a Norwegian Grammy for the album Minatures.
Espen Sommer Eide
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