Asle Nilsen (born 1958. Asker, Norway)
Asle Nilsen works as a visual artist within painting, installation and multimedia. Asle graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo in 1984 and he has had several solo exhibitions since 1990.
Asle Nilsen is the artistic leader in Verdensteatret and he is involved in all artistic aspects of the projects in the group and has participated in all the productions of Verdensteatret since 1986.
Piotr Pajchel (born 1979. Warsaw, Poland)
Piotr Pajchel is a video based visual artist who graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo. Piotr’s work with real-time video is used in installations, performances and live jams. He has participated in many exhibitions national and international since 2001. He is responsible for the video work in Verdensteatret since 2003 and has been a member of the artistic board from 2007 to 2019.
Piotr Pajchel has participated in the following productions: Concert for Greenland (2004), The Telling Orchestra (2006), LOUDER (2007), And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing (2010), Bridge over Mud (2014) and HANNAH (2017)
Eirik Blekesaune (born 1980. Trondheim, Norway)
Eirik Blekesaune works in the intersection between art and technological development. In the work with Verdensteatret his focus is on intermedial artistic expression and multidisciplinary collective processes. He works with music, sound, robotics/electronics and software development. Through his work he is trying to understand how we communicate across artistic disciplines, and how you can from this understanding facilitate for the artists involved in the process. The aim is moving towards a non-hierarchical collective structure, with equal emphasis on all medias involved. He has also taught courses and workshop within art and technology within sound, music, electronics and computer programming at Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU) and NOTAM (Oslo) and BEK (Bergen). Eirik has been a member of the artistic board from 2012 to 2019.
Eirik Blekesaune has participated in the following productions: The Telling Orchestra (2006), And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing (2010), Bridge over Mud (2014) and HANNAH (2017)
Torgrim Torve (born 1978. Hamar, Norway)
Torgrim Torve is educated from The Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2006 - 2011). Torve is a musician and visual artist who works mainly with sculptures and larger installations. He makes compositions and installations out of materials that has a purpose, like isolation, pallets and other "hidden" materials that inhabits no obvious beautifying designs in search of a visual, constructional logic. Torve has done extensive touring all over Europe from 2005 with his outfit Dunderbeist as the lead singer, songwriter and main composer. Torve has had several solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Norway since 2007. He is a member of the artistic board since 2019.
Torgrim Torve has participated in the following productions: Bridge over Mud (2014) and HANNAH (2017)
Niklas Adam (born 1986. Struer, Denmark)
Niklas Adam studied at the Danish Institute for Electronic Music. He works with performance and installation art in addition to music. He uses programming and electronics to generate instruments and/or situations with an inherent open sentiment, and from there examine how the ability of work, which is on the border between visual art and music, can break loose from the traditional behavioral patterns of listening, rational thinking and immediacy. Sound, movement, perception and how we choose (or are confined) to interpret the outside world, is a recurring theme in his work. The approach is characterized by problematizing and questioning the performance of music, and especially how the traditional use of the concert situation closes off the possibility for other types of listening in society. The work is often demanding and patient. Niklas has been active in the improvised music scene for several years, touring and working in Europe, Japan, Russia and the US. Collaborations with Mattin, Taku Unami, Toshimaru Nakamura, Harald Fetveit among others. He is born in the Danish countryside and currently residing in Oslo, Norway. In Verdensteatret he works with sound, sculpture and as performer. He is a member of the artistic board since 2019.
Niklas Adam has participated in the following productions: Bridge over Mud (2014) and HANNAH (2017)
Janne Kruse (born 1979. Aarhus, Denmark)
Janne Kruse is a graduate of Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. Her work is travel-based and examines spatial and linguistic potentials in the meeting between the human body and the external world. Between what can be seen and what can not be seen a search for fragments of memory is on. She works within many kinds of medias spanning from sculpture to text, photography, printmaking and video. In Verdensteatret Janne works mostly with sculpture, choreography and scenography and as performer on stage. She lives and works in Oslo. She is a member of the artistic board since 2019.
Janne Kruse has participated in the following productions: And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing (2010), Bridge over Mud (2014) and HANNAH (2017)
Ali Djabbary (born 1965. Mashad, Iran)
Ali Djabbary is a performance artist and a visual artist. In Verdensteatret he works as a performer and a light and stage technician. He is educated from Strykejernet visual art school, Nordic Black Theatre School and Vincent Lunges Art Institute. Ali also works with Nordic Black Theatre in Oslo.
Ali Djabbary has participated in the following productions: TSALAL (2003), Concert for Greenland (2004), The Telling Orchestra (2006), LOUDER (2007), And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing (2010), Bridge over Mud (2014) and HANNAH (2017)
Elisabeth Carmen Gmeiner (born 1976. Klagenfurt, Austria)
Elisabeth Gmeiner holds an M.A. degree in music education and English/American studies and has deep working experience as a producer and international project manager in the arts. She was a producer for the internationally renowned contemporary arts festival “Steirischer Herbst” in Graz/Austria, where she was in charge of producing contemporary theatre, opera, installation and performance art projects. After two years as label manger for Kairos, a record label for contemporary music based in Vienna/Austria, she moved to Oslo/Norway in 2008 where she joined artist collective Verdensteatret. Elisabeth is currently working as an independent producer based in Oslo. She has an ongoing collaboration with art collective Verdensteatret and Ursus produksjoner.
Elisabeth Gmeiner has participated in the following productions: LOUDER (2007), And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing (2010), Bridge over Mud (2014) and HANNAH (2017)
Espen Sommer Eide (born 1972. Tromsø, Norway)
Espen Sommer Eide is a composer and artist based in Bergen, Norway. Using music and sound as both method and medium, his artistic practice involves long-term engagement with specific landscapes, archives, languages and rhythms, with an experimental approach to local and embodied knowledge. In addition to installation and performances, he has been a prominent representative of experimental electronic music from Norway, with main projects Alog and Phonophani, and a string of releases on the labels Rune Grammofon, FatCat and Hubro.
Espen Sommer Eide has participated in the following productions: And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing (2010) and Bridge over Mud (2014)
Martin Taxt (born 1981. Trondheim, Norway)
Martin Taxt holds a bachelor degree in performing arts from the Academy of Music in Oslo and CNSM in Paris (2006). Since then he has established himself in the international experimental music scene as a highly inventive tuba player. His recent activities includes work with the trios Microtub and Muddersten, both with severeal releases on the record label SOFA, which he’s been running since 2010 and the duo collaboration with Toshimaru Nakamura, with albums released on Monotype Records and Ftarri. With these projects and other past activites he has toured all over Europe, Russia, Japan, China, USA, Canada and Mexico. He is currently writing a master thesis on ‘music and architecture’ at the Academy of Music in Oslo.
Martin Taxt has participated in the following productions: Bridge over Mud (2014) and HANNAH (2017)
Magnus Bugge (born 1988. Kristiansund, Norway)
Magnus Bugge has a master in music technology from The Norwegian Academy of Music (2014). Bugge is a composer, performer and artist, with experience in multiple medias like film, installation, dance, stage art and electronic/electroacoustic music, especially in interdisciplinary situations. He works primarily with various forms of sound synthesis, often set in generative and/or autonomous processes. He lives and work in Oslo, Norway.
Magnus Bugge has participated in the following productions: HANNAH (2017)