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. Oppnedpassasjen, an opera for children was premiered in december 2018. Upcoming projects include a staged installation and Tzaie!, a full-scale opera.