Øyvind Brandtsegg is a composer and performer working in the fields of algorithmic
improvisation and sound installations. His main instrument as a musician is Hadron
Particle Synthesizer, ImproSculpt and Marimba Lumina. ImproSculpt is an instrument
for live sampling and realtime composition, built by Brandtsegg. Hadron is a very
flexible realtime granular synthesizer. In addition to his own work as a composer and
musician, he has also done programming for other artists and for commercial audio
As musician and composer he has collaborated with a number of excellent artists,
e.g. Oslo Sinfonietta, Motorpsycho, Kristin Asbjørnsen, Live Maria Roggen,
Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Trio Alpaca, Tre Små kinesere, Zeena Parkins, Maja
In 2008, Brandtsegg finished his PhD equivalent artistic research project, focused on
musical improvisation with computers. Øyvind has done lectures and workshops on
these themes in USA, Germany, Ireland, and of course in Norway.
Since 2010 he is a professor of music technology at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway.