Trond Lossius

Inland Norway University College

The Norwegian Film School

University of Bergen

Department of Music - The Grieg Academy

Contributes to: Seminar 5
Member of the Norwegian Artistic Research School´s board

Trond Lossius (b. 1966) is a sound and installation artist based in Bergen, Norway. His projects investigate sound, place and space, using sound spatialisation and multichannel audio as an invisible and temporal sculptural medium in works engaging with the site. He is also an avid field recorder, mostly preoccupied with the soundscape of the suburb, recorded using ambisonic surround microphones. He finds that such recordings capture a sense of place rather than sound. He has collaborated with other artists on a large number of cross-disciplinary projects, in particular, sound installations and works for the stage. As part of LMW, in collaboration with Jon Arne Mogstad and Jeremy Welsh, he has done a series of installations combining paintings, video, prints, and sound. “The Atmospherics” is an ongoing series of audio-visual installations by Trond Lossius and Jeremy Welsh based on field recordings from Western Norway and beyond. He has contributed to several productions with the contemporary performance group Verdensteatret, winner of New York Dance and Performance Awards a.k.a. The Bessies 2005-2006 in the Installation & New Media category.


Trond Lossius graduated with a master degree in geophysics from the University of Bergen, went on to study music and composition at The Grieg Academy, and was a PhD-level research fellow in the arts at Bergen National Academy of the Arts. He is currently professor and PhD leader at The Norwegian Film School and professor II at The Grieg Academy. He has previously been Head of Research at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. For many years ha held various positions at BEK – Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts. He is one of the developers of the software framework Jamoma, and he has ported Ambisonic Toolkit to a set of plugins for the Reaper DAW. He supervises PhD candidates at several institutions in Norway and Sweden.