Eirik Myhr NORWAY
Eirik Myhr (born 1982) is an award winning composer for theatre, film and TV productions, located in the snowy woods of Asker, just outside of Oslo, Norway. Having composed music since the age of seven, playing in many bands as a drummer, keyboard player and/or singer, Myhr brings with him a very diverse musical background, which is reflected in his work. Still, it’s all about finding those simple melodies that can move people.
In a career spanning 17 years, Myhr has scored some of Norway’s biggest productions for children, including the hit TV series «Brillebjørn» («Bo Bear»), Hedda Award winning stage productions like Astrid Lindgren’s «Mio, min Mio», and feature film «Los Bando» (internationally the most award winning Norwegian film of 2018). He has a long-standing collaboration with stage director Hilde Brinchmann and film director Christian Lo.
For his «western punk» influenced score for feature film «De Tøffeste Gutta», Myhr was awarded the 2013 Music Award by the Norwegian composer and lyricist organization NOPA, as well as the award Best Comedy Score 2013 by film music website Reel Music (other nominees included Alexandre Desplat and Henry Jackman). At the 2019 «Kanonprisen» award, he was nominated for best film music for his work on «Brillebjørn på Ferie». In 2022, Myhr was honoured with the prestigious «Kardemommestipendet», for his many years composing music for children and young adults.
Myhr’s current solo project is in the realm of chamber pop, with the EP «Wait for it… Vol. 1» finally hitting those virtual shelves in 2022. The struggles of this work led to the cult online video series «Who the f*#% is Eirik Myhr», in which Myhr engages in a kind of meta-irony about his own mental health in a rampage of words, bad animation and filmed archive material.