Asbjørn Blokkum Flø

Asbjørn Blokkum Flø

born 1973, grew up next to the Atlantic Ocean on a 7 kilometers long island called Harøy on the western coast of Norway. He started taking piano lessons as a child, and continued with studies of organ and church music at the Norwegian state Academy of Music. After this, he went on with composition studies at the same institution, combining this with different classes in digital techniques at the Norwegian Network for Technology, Acoustics and Music (NoTAM).

In 1998, he won the first prize in the contest "Traditional expressions and new technology" initiated by the Norwegian cultural council, with a sound installation called "The Leap". After finishing his composition studies in 1999, he worked as a composer-in-residence at NoTAM for two years. In 2001 and 2002 he stayed at the electroacoustic studio at the Technical University of Berlin.

Flø's works include music for sinfonietta, chamber ensembles, solo instruments, live electronics, electroacoustic music, interactive works and music for television, radio and theatre. Due to the character of music in interactive environments, much of his work has been done in the field of non-linear time and 3-dimensional audio space.

Some of his main works are "The Leap" (interactive installation, 1998-1999), "Erotogod" (interactive installation, 2000-2003), "Norway remixed" (interactive installation, 2002-2003) and "Earbitten" (electroacoustic piece, 2003).

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