Øyvind Blikstad


Degree in musicology 2008

Degree in filmscoring 201​7​


I inherited an old backpack. In it, I filled 33 years of sound and other scrap. During my study in film music composition in 2016-17, I finally emptied and repacked it.

Now I am proud of the remaining content and on my way to the mountains.


Recent important projects

Flukten over Grensen (Movie) Co-composer 2019

Magic Glomma (NRK naturseries) 2018

Gullrutens Fagpris (TV2 show) 2017

Monster (NRK thriller series) Co-composer 2017

Breathing Cycles 2015-2020

Previously important projects

Decasia (album) as Metamorfòzy 2011

Official remixes for Bryan Ferry‘s "Reason or Rhyme" and "Send in the Clowns"

Krasava (album) together with Rune Lindbæk (Nominated for the Norwegian Grammy 2013)



The sound of the future is constantly evolving. My contribution is essentially not in the classical orchestration and use of the established, but in the quest for something new / forgotten and rewarding. I mainly work with an intention that sound is pure energy with unknown potential. Humans all the way down to an atomic level and everything else in nature is in constant motion and vibration. I believe sound is the easiest tool we have to influence these small movements. How its done and what’s actually happening is art by accident when we feel it. What we know is sound is mass being moved.


About music and the craft, I have two jobs. 

Sound for others

is mainly focusing on film music. I love to make sound to picture, create emotions, lead/confuse viewers and to tell stories. The complexity and at the same time light and intuitive. The psychological impact of the music and the power of the sound itself. It is rewarding and challenging to tell the parts of the movie - which it is unable to tell by it self.

Sound for me

is an interdisciplinary concept where I make things I consider good for us. Essentially, it has resulted in music for our mind and health. «Breathing music» is a concept I developed a long time ago. Now it is used by both top athletes, yoga centers and others who need a tool to master everyday life. This makes sense for me, and I feel that I am giving something back to the world.


My vision is to find the meaning of sound, and in unattainable visions; it is the prosess that’s interesting.

Portrait photos by Jan Erik Skrefsrud 

Øyvind Blikstad is a composer, producer, multi instrumentalist, mixer, remixer, nerd, etc. 

This page is both breathingcycles.com and oyvindblikstad.com 

All rights reserved Øyvind Blikstad 2020. 

Studio address: Gudbrandsdalsvegen 350, Lillehammer, Norway. 

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