Gisle Martens Meyer Norway invited DJ and performance artist
Gisle Martens Meyer (1975) is an award-winning Norwegian artist, producer and composer, working within the fields of cinema, new media, live visuals, contemporary stage and videogames. His works have a pop-musical, electronic and cinematic expression, with music and live visuals as fundamental elements. The works explore new technology, digital culture, visual media and futuristic sci-fi, and how these fields affect us as individuals and society. His music, with a driven, dark tone but also playful and cinematic aestheic, is frequently licensed, adapted or remixed for productions.
As a composer he works in a wide range of productions and genres, from art documentaries like "Pushwagner", to kids TV shows "Kometkameratene", and from videogames like SONYs "Little Big Planet" to comissioned pieces for contemporary orchestras like BIT20 Ensemble. He also has an active career as composer and performer of brand new scores to silent films, currently touring European indie cinemas with a trilogy of classics featuring fantastic, mythical women. As an artist he recently won an award for this hyper-real music-video onstage performance "There Is No Here, Here", a work that deals with how we increasingly lives our lives through screens. Martens Meyer is frequently performing as part of the productions, and has done several contemporary stage collaborations with European choreographers in Portugla, Spain, France, Germany and Scandinavia.
He has presented at and created for wide range of institutions: Carte Blanche, ZKM Karlsruhe, Norwegian National Ballet, Norwegian National Broadcasting Orchestra, SONY Computer Entertainment, BIT20 Ensemble, Tanzhaus NRW, Staatstheater Darmstad, InShadow Lisbon, Temps D’Images Düsseldorf, Technarte Bilbao, Norwegian Cinema Society, Marseille Capitale 2013, Sala Hiroshima Barcelona. He lives and works between Berlin, Germany and Oslo and Bergen in Norway.