Born in Porsgrunn, Telemark, May 08th, 1965.
Raised in Langesund, Telemark, Norway.
Pupil @ pianoschool when a wee boy.
Puffing bagpipes @ 10 in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
Twanging guitar @ 12 in Stavanger, Norway.
Squeaking fiddle @ 14 in Drammen, Norway.
Pulling bass @ 15 in punk-band Takras.
Lift off @ 16 with TB-303, TR-606, stompers and Tascam Porta One Ministudio 4 Track 4 Channel Cassette Studio Recorder
Home soldered Hexadrum drumpads & pirate radio.
Military & Hibernation...
Uni in Trondheim.
Back in white with Geir Stensrud in TRS (The Rocket Scientists). SoundCloud.
Struggling Crumar Bit 99 synth & Cool Edit Pro.
Record zzone productions, March 1999.
zoundzone, sleeping for the moment. SoundCloud.
Messing up arctic sounds on tape with TB-303 Devil Fish mod & Akai MPC.
zzoneman makes movieclips. YouTube.
Slooow, zub-drone, ice-crunch and whale-song.
1 cylinder engine noises @ down pitched speed.
Out in wind & waves aboard Klara the wooden boat.
Held soundworkshop, makershub (acoustic laptops, littleBits, Volcas, Werkstatt and modular) w/ Tore H. Bøe @ Down Under @ Nedre Eiker kommune, 04th June 2014. Photo.
Staying alive, listening to riddim of the heart.
zzoneman performed @ Støy På Landet, 19th July 2014. YouTube.
Noize stuff, screaming engines and rubber tires, race cars.
Field recordings in Stornoway, Scotland. Re-born, aye!
ETG (Elektronische Tasten Gruppe), 26th June 2016. Bandcamp.
ETG performed @ Støy På Landet, 23rd July 2016.
zzoneman performed @ Støy i biblioteket 003, Deichmanske bibliotek, 28th July 2016.
ETG released on Northern Lights - The Scandinavian experimental 016 survey, 30th July 2016. Bandcamp.
Held synthesizer soundworkshop, makershub (littleBits, Volcas, Werkstatt and modular) @ Drammensbiblioteket every second week/ monthly since 2016.
Record zzone Prod. set up REFLEKSJON, 26th August 2017, Siloen, Drammensbiblioteket.
ETG performed @ Synthesizer Circus, Deichmanske bibliotek, 16th November 2017.
ETG performed @ MultiNO !V, Hausmania, 18th January 2018.
zzoneman performed @ LilleLyd, LilleKampen kafé, 10th February 2018. YouTube.
Lytt og Se Alliansen (LSA), 11th July 2018.
0.7647 aka zzoneman & Challenged by Gravity. 22. July 2018. Bandcamp.
Record zzone Prod. / LSA set up REFLEKSJON, 24th August 2018, @ Siloen, Drammensbiblioteket. Facebook & Twitter.
zzoneman performed @ LilleLyd, LilleKampen kafé, 15th September 2018.
De 4 konkrete knirkekarer, first rehersal @ Siloen, 31st October 2018.
zzoneman performed before Resurgam @ Siloen, Drammensbibliotket, 19th January 2019. Instagram.
De 4 konkrete knirkekarer performed (with guests Claus Paulsen & Dave Procter) @ Noise fra Nord V, Deichmanske bibliotek, 06th April 2019. Instagram.
zzoneman performed @ PolyFøkt, Interkulturelt Museum, 25th April 2019. Instagram.
zzoneman and Awser Derf : split cassette "girth", 20th May 2019. On Antsy records.
ijin, awser derf and zzoneman : three concerts @ Siloen, Drammensbiblioteket, 09th June 2019. Instagram & Facebook.
zzoneman performed @ Drones 'n' Noise in Drammen @ Siloen, 03rd August 2019. Intstagram I & Instagram II, Facebook I & Facebook II. Low quality Drone wav (259MB), Noise wav (183MB)
zzoneman performed @ PluraSonix @ Drammen Støyscene @ Siloen, 05th September 2019. Instagram & Facebook.
zzoneman performed with Øivind Hånes & Thomas Sundt @ HaganPagan, 14th September 2019. Instagram & Facebook.
zzoneman performed @ GummiLyd #3 @ Drammen Støyscene @ Centralen Cafe & Bar, 28th September 2019. Instagram & Facebook.
zzoneman performed @ Nettopp Julekalender (Støymusikk i julebrusens tegn) @ Nedre Storgate 3, 12th December 2019. Instagram & Facebook.
zzoneman performed @ REFLEKSJON @ Siloen, Drammensbiblioteket, 18th September 2020. Instagram & Facebook.
Held soundworkshop, makershub (littleBits, Volcas, Werkstatt and modular) w/ Emil @ Elvira & Emil Nikolaisen's studio @ Mossebyen Madness/ Festivalen Sin & Moss kommune, 06th October 2021. Web. Poster.
zzoneman performed @ Hotbox HQ @ Haus' cellar, 08th February 2022. Photo 1. Photo 2.
zzoneman released "that cursed bugle", 06th May 2022. C60 cassette. DRET016. On Dret skivor (Bandcamp).
zzoneman played on Unexplained Sounds - The Recognition Test # 294, 22nd May 2022, Mixcloud.
zzoneman played on Unexplained Sounds - The Recognition Test # 295, 05th June 2022, Mixcloud.
zzoneman played on Unexplained Sounds - The Recognition Test # 296, 19th June 2022, Mixcloud.
zzoneman performed @ REFLEKSJON @ Siloen, Drammensbiblioteket, 20th & 21st August 2022. Instagram & Facebook.
zzoneman performed @ Julekalender, Knutepunkt Strømsø @ 309, SAF, 15th December 2022. Facebook & Facebook.
Held soundworkshop, makershub (littleBits, Volcas, Werkstatt, Bastl and more circuit bent...) w/ Tom Monsen @ Barnas Verdensdag, Fredrikstad kommune, 13th May 2023. Instagram. Web. Photo 1. Photo 2.
zzoneman performed @ Kulturnatt w/ kantor and organist Britta Schäfer @ Strømsø kirke, 02nd June 2023. Instagram photo. Instagram long video / short video.

Some gear used:
Acoustic Laptop, made @ workshop with Tore H. Bøe
Akai Pro MPK 261
Alesis QuadraVerb
Audio-Technica AT871UG microphone
Bastl Instruments / Casper Electronics softPop
Behringer Eurorack MX602A mixer
Behringer TD-3 (yellow)
Bongo drums
Boss BF-2B Bass Flanger pedal
Boss OD-2 Turbo Overdrive pedal
Boss RE-20 Space Echo (Roland)
Brüel & Kjær Sound Level Meter Type 2219
Captain Credible Blooper Eel
Captain Credible ClockTap
Carlton Cassette Player GS-973S x2
Cjossul hydrophone
CME Xkey Air 25
Conference call table microphones, modified
Davoli 8092K amp
David Clark H10-76 headphones x2, vintage, new Undercut Comfort Gel Ear Seal
Denon DRW-760 double cassette deck
Digitech DOD Meatbox Sub Synth (reissue)
Dynacord Echocord Super 75 tape echo
Electric guitar
Electro Harmonix Canyon
Electro Harmonix Oceans 11
Electro Harmonix Hot Wax
Electro Harmonix Bass Big Muff Pi
Eloma 5830 25 122 0984 w/ Pearl MM50 microphone
Ensoniq SQ1
Fiddle, old. Bow, carbon fibre, purple
Guyatone EM-66 tape echo
Hitachi V-212 oscilloscope
Hohner diatonic button accordion (2-rader), red/ gold
Hohner Organetta
Hosa MIT-129 impedance transformer
Hydrophones misc., home made
Intech Studio EN16 grid controller
JOYO JP-05 power supply
K&K Sound Systems Pure Preamp
K&K Sound Systems Dual Channel Pro 2 Channel Preamp
Korg ARP 2600 FS
Korg Monotribe, modified
Korg MS-20M, modified
Korg NTS-1
Korg SQ-1
Korg Volca Bass, Beats, Keys, Sample (vI & II), FM, Kick and Modular
König & Meyer 210/9B mic. stand
Laryngophone x2
littleBits synth kits
Lom Audio basicUcho x2 (+ windjammer, windshield, magnetic microphone mount, mount)
Lom Audio Geofon x2 (+ stereo XLR-cable x2, Usi phantom adapter) 
Mackie 1202VLZ4 mixer
Mackie 402VLZ4 mixer
Meguro MO-1254A oscilloscope
Modal Electronics CRAFTsynth
Modular Eurorack rig from Schneiders Laden, 1st. Modular Grid
Moog Minimoog Voyager Old School
Moog Moogerfooger CP-251 Control Processor
Moog VX-351 CV Output Expander
Moog Werkstatt-01 x2 (1 mod by D. Børresen)
Mr. Teddy Reddy skull instrument
Møffenzeef Mødular Jarmageddon x2
NMSVE - Noise Machine Straight Vibin' Edition
Novation 49SL MKIII
Novation Launch Control XL
Nylon string guitar
Ototo fun synth
Palmer Pan 01 Passive DI box x2
Palmer Pan 02 Pro x2
Peavey Q215f Dual 15 band graphic equalizer
Peavey Studio Chorus 210 amp
Piezo Electric 74363 microphone
Piezo Electric DX-358 mircophone x2
Pilot throat microphone
Retronyms Wej
Retrokits RK002, RK004
Rockwell Collins SM-80 microphone
Roland Dep-3
Roland GW-7 Workstation
Roland SH-5
Roland TB-303, Devil Fish mod by RWI
Roland TR-606, Quicksilver MIDI ++ mod by RWI
Roland TR-909, damaged
Ronette GS210 microphone
Røde Video Mic Pro, shotgun
Samson C-com 6 - Compressor
Samson C-control - Control Room Matrix
Samson S-phone - Headphone Mixer/Amplifier
Sanyo stereo rack and turntable
SE 2300 microphone
Sensel Morph + Buchla Thunder Overlay, Piano Overlay, Music Production Overlay and Drum Pad Overlay
Shure PE45L microphone
Shure PG58 microphone
Shure SM58 microphone
Sorte Muld EMF
Steel Jews Harp, Ukrainian, large, F tuned, by Knyha
String and percussive instruments, world wide
Stylophone Gen X-1 x2
Tascam 42B-DB tape machine x2
Tascam Porta One Ministudio
Tascam Portastudio 414 MKII
TC Electronic Nova System effects
TC Electronic Switch-3
Technics U40
Teenage Engineering PO-33 KO
Turner Expander 500 microphone
WIDI Bud Pro x2
WIDI USB-B OTG WIDI cable pack I x2
WIDI USB micro-B OTG WIDI cable pack II x2
WIDI Uhost x2
WIDI Jack + 25TRS35 cable x2
WIDI Jack + 25DIN5 cable x2
WIDI Virtual MIDI Cable x2
WIDI Master x2
Wind instruments and flutes, world wide
Yamaha Electone B-10AR
Yamaha Electone YC-10
Yaseu YM-34 microphone
Zoom H1, H6 with microphones XYH-6, MSH-6, EXH-6, SSH-6 + accessory pack APH-6
Zoom iQ7 x2

Test instruments + misc.:
Dymar Two Tone A:F. Signal Generator Type 2045
Brüel & Kjær Heterodyne Voltmeter Type 2006
Brüel & Kjær Sound Level Meter Type 2219
Farnell LFM4 Oscillator
Farnell LFM5 Oscillator
Feedback Function Generator TWG 501 x2
Haynes MK1-2K16
Hewlett-Packard 3312A Function Generator
Howes MW1 Medium Wave Receiver
Leader Audio Generator LAG-55 x2
Manfrotto Element Traveler Kit, stand
Marconi Instruments AM / FM Signal Generator TF2016
MFJ RF Noise Bridge Model MFJ-202
MFJ RTTY / CW Receive Computer Interface Model MFJ-1225
MFJ DeLuxe RF Preselector II Model 1040
Nombrex Audio Generator 30
Philips PM 3217 oscilloscope
Philips PM 5106 LF Generator
Polar Electronics Toneohm 550
TekElec Airtronic TE15 Pulse Generator
Wavetek Function Generator SG-1146/U
Wavetek Model 112

Electric motorbow bass instrument (prototype)
Grand father floor clock plucking bass strings (prototype)
Egg boiler piezo hydrophone (prototype)
Car horn Lucas 12V 13W 9H 69158 E (prototype)
Drone reeds from bagpipes, inside blow-box -> reverb (prototype)

Ableton Live Suite
Arturia V Collection
iOS Virtual ANS, Blocs Wave, iMPC Pro, Animoog, Model 15, Crystaline, DIN Is Noise...
Plugins galore
iZotpe Ozone... -> stuff

Tags: experimental decay disintegration drone field recording folk loop minimalism noise soundscape tape aural