Born in Porsgrunn, Telemark, May 8th, 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 4 track tape.
Home soldered 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.
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.
Held synthesizer soundworkshop, makershub (littleBits, Volcas, Werkstatt and modular) @ Drammensbiblioteket 01st and 08th November 2016 & every second week autumn 2017.
Record zzone Prod. set up REFLEKSJON, 26th August 2017, Siloen, Drammensbiblioteket.
ETG performed @ Synthesizer Circus, Deichmanske bibliotek, 16th November 2017.
Held synthesizer soundworkshop, makershub (littleBits, Volcas, Werkstatt and modular) @ Drammensbiblioteket 17th January & monthly 2018.
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.
Held synthesizer soundworkshop, makershub (littleBits, Volcas, Werkstatt and modular) @ Drammensbiblioteket 16th January & monthly 2019.
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.

Some gear used:
Acoustic Laptop, made @ workshop with Tore H. Bøe
Akai Pro MPK 261
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)
Carlton Cassette Player GS-973S x2
CME Xkey Air 25
Conference call table microphones, modified
Davoli 8092K amp
David Clark H10-76 headphones
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
Guyatone EM-66 tape echo
Hitachi V-212 oscilloscope
Hohner Organetta
Hydrophones, home made
JOYO JP-05 power supply
Korg Monotribe, modified
Korg MS-20M, modified
Korg NTS-1
Korg SQ-1
Korg Volca Bass, Beats, Keys, Sample, FM, Kick and Modular
littleBits synth kits
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, mod by D. Børresen
Mr. Teddy Reddy skull instrument
Møffenzeef Mødular Jarmageddon x2
Novation 49SL MKIII
Novation Launch Control XL
Nylon string guitar
Ototo fun synth
Palmer Pan 01 Passive DI box
Palmer Pan 02 Pro x2
Peavey Studio Chorus 210 amp
Piezo Electric 74363 microphone
Piezo Electric DX-358 mircophone x2
Retronyms Wej
Retrokits RK002, RK004
Rockwell Collins SM-80 microphone
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
Sanyo stereo rack and turntable
SE 2300 microphone
Shure PE45L microphone
String and percussive instruments, world wide
Stylophone Gen X-1 x 2
Tascam 42B-DB tape machine x 2
TC Electronic Nova System effects
TC-Electronics Switch-3
Teenage Engineering PO-33 KO
Turner Expander 500 microphone
Wind instruments and flutes, world wide
Yamaha Electone YC-10
Yaseu YM-34 microphone

Test instruments + misc.:
Dymar Two Tone A:F. Signal Generator Type 2045
Brüel & Kjær Heterodyne Voltmeter Type 2006
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
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