Irene Tillung NORWAY
Irene Tillung grew up in Voss, Norway, and started to play the accordion at the age of 8. She studied classical music at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and has made a living as a touring musician within classical music, folk/trad music and music for theatre since 2002. During her career as a performing accordionist, Irene Tillung she gradually became more dedicated to composing. In 2017, she finally released the album, “Hildersyn”, containing her own music composed for her ten piece folk-classical-jazz ensemble, “Ti på Taket”. That same year she also decided to apply for the one-year study in film music composition in Inland Norway, Lillehammer, by professor Halldor Krogh. There she scored her first three short films, and got the opportunity to write music for The National Radio Orchestra and for Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. She is currently signed to score music for a documentary series directed by Erling Borgen for The Norwegian Bradcasting Corporation (NRK).
Tillung´s knowledge within traditional music from many parts of the world, combined with her education within classical education, makes her a composer that stands out. She is also influenced by other genres, such as jazz and pop/rock, and is experimental due to electronic sound designs.
Gjeteren (The Shepherd) – by Brwa Vahabpur
Løvetannmamma (Dandellion Mum) – by Barbora Hollan
Eventyret som aldri tok slutt – by Sondre De Flon
Documentary series (3x60min) of former Prime Minister, Einar Gerhardsen – by Erling Borgen
4 commercials for ski resort Myrkdalen Skisenter
Music video; The Sound of Voss
Foto: Ole Eltvik