About Erik Dæhlin

Erik S. Dæhlin (born 1976) a Norwegian composer, director and artist. He is concerned with instrumental- and music theater; music that integrates different kinds of performative material, unfolding in and beyond the music and in context to the performance space. He makes hybrid art works, where he composes and devises musical, visual and textual material, making conglomerate forms of sound based art. He also composes solo and chamber music and electro-acoustic music, as well as installations and other art works.

He has his education from the conservatory in Tromsø, The Academy of Fine Art in Oslo and the Norwegian Academy of Music. He has worked with musicians and ensembles such as Karin Hellqvist, Håkon Stene, Liv Glaser, Silje Aker Johnsen, Frank Havrøy, Ingfrid Breie Nyhus, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Oslo Camerata, Ensemble neoN, Cikada, NING, Pinquins, BIT20, NRK, Oslo Sinfonietta among others.

From 2016-2021 he held a position as an artistic research fellow at the Norwegian Academy of Music, exploring compositional practice and artistic strategies in his project “Memory as Material”.