Tormod Tvete Vik
Tormod Tvete Vik was born 1975 in Trondheim has been living in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2002.
He started to play the violin at 6 years of age and studied violin and composition/arranging at the Music Academy in Trondheim, NTNU Department of Music. After further studies in musicology at the University of Oslo and studies in film music composition at Lillehammer University College, Tormod has now worked as a full time composer & arranger for almost 20 years.
Tormod has composed music for documentaries and shorts and worked as an orchestrator for TV-series and successful Nordic feature films like «A man called Ove» (SE), Birkebeinerne/The Last King 2016 (NO) and the animation movie «Bamse and the Witch’s Daughter» (SE), the last one recorded with the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra.
Beside composing for film, Tormod is a successful composer of concert music with published works for choir, strings, wind band & orchestra. Among them the work «Mass to Lightness from Darkness» published by the largest publisher in Sweden, Gehrmans Musikförlag. Composing music for Tormod is all about telling a story and he likes to challenge the traditional form of the classical concert and the role of the musician. Last year he composed a 45 minute orchestral work with actors and visuals which was performed for 17500 pupils at schools in Norway by a 23 piece sinfonietta, supported by the Arts Council of Norway. He has also recently composed a piece for 3 choirs performed by a total of 120 wandering singers set in an acoustic surround-sound environment.
Tormod has written 4-500 arrangements and has worked with lots of the top artists and professional ensembles and orchestras in Norway & Sweden.
Since 2016 he is part of «Film Music Sweden, a Full Music Service for Film & TV based in Gothenburg, consisting of 2 composers, a recording engineer, the recording studio Nilento Studio and a contractor with a close relationship to most of the Swedish symphony orchestras and freelance musicians in all genres.