Born 1976 in Bergen and studied composition at the Grieg Academy with Morten Eide Pedersen and Hochschule fur Musik, Freiburg with prof. Mathias Spahlinger.
He works as a composer and lecturer in composition at the Grieg Academy in Bergen. His music has been performed in several countries by ensembles such as Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, BIT20 Ensemble, Bozzini Quartet, Ensemble Risognanze et al.
The piece Three lamento movements for trumpet and piano was recorded at Lawo Music. It contains works by Sigurd Fischer Olsen, Knut Vaage, Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen, Ketil Hvoslef, Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred and Eilert Tøsse. Performed by Erlend Aagaard-Nilsen and Jarle Rotevatn. https://lawostore.no/cd/perpetuum-trompetuum-aagaard-nilsen-erlend-13465
Together with Lena Buchacz and Roar Sletteland artistic leader of Ursus Produksjoner. Performances include staging the opera Lohengrin by Salvatore Sciarrino, and Tycho Brahe written by Ursus Produksjoner. The trilogy Liminal Face had its first performance december 2018 with Oppnedpassasjen, an opera for children. A staged installation and the full scale opera Tzaie! will be performed in the autumn of 2019.