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Erik Wøllo

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Erik Wøllo (born in Hemsedal, Norway, in 1961) is a Norwegian composer and musician, guitarist and synthesist. As a solo recording artist, he is most known for his electronic and ambient musical soundscapes. Music that can be classified in the genres of space, drone, new age, and electronic music. Through his many albums he has gained recognition for his unique sound and style. Using guitar as the primary instrument in a highly imaginary and emotional music, building a bridge between grand symphonic realms and gentle, serene atmospheres.

Wøllo has been composing and performing music for films, theatre, ballets and exhibitions. As well as composing for strings, woodwinds and larger orchestras. As a guitarist he has been leading his own groups, playing at clubs, concerthalls and festivals in Scandinavia , the USA and Canada.

During the last decades, he has produced solo albums at his own “Wintergarden Studio”. His music has been released on CD worldwide. His music has been very well recieved in music magazines, and his solo albums have been played on radio and tv stations in several countries.

He creates music that is both lyrical and rhythmical with emphasizing melodic and structural formations. With his diverse musical background, he successfully integrates elements of jazz, rock and classical, as well as ethnic and electronic ambient music. This synthesis shows on his albums as he mixes of technology sounds with the acoustics gathered from the environment.

His music reflects the musical currents of our time while offering the listener a highly original and exciting sonic experience.

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