GISLE MARTENS MEYER
Artist talk by Gisle Martens Meyer.
Gisle Martens Meyer is a norwegian musician and composer, born in 1975, and living in Bergen. Meyer had a commercial breakthrough with the electronica project Ugress in the early 2000s. The use of cinematic elements both in music and on stage made Ugress very popular. His musical career developed into several different projects, and Meyer is a frequently used composer in films, TV, theatre, computer games and art.
Meyer has a typical modern electronic music background. He grew up making music and sound on computers, from Commodore 64, Amiga and trackers in the 80s, through PCs, hardware and sequencers in the 90s, up till today’s large quantity of mobile, digital possibilities. Meyer owns and runs a record company called Uncanny Planet, and he’s an innovative user of new technology both in his making and distribution of music, in rather untraditional and untried ways. He is strongly engaged in possibilities, challenges and issues that face both the art and its viewers, and how we experience art in our online everyday life.
Gisle Martens Meyer is currently making music for children’s TV series Kometkameratene on NRK, and has his own recurring series of concerts at Kafe Edvard.
BEK-nights is a serie of lectures and presentations by artists and researchers at Hordaland Art Centre. The series is part of BEK's lecture- and education initiative to informe about and promote artistic research and developement in art and new technologies.