Erlend is 24 years old from Songdalen near Kristiansand in Norway and has always had an interest in music. From early on he began playing the trumpet in a marching band, and later that became his passion. In 2004 he went to high school with music as his specialization. There he discovered the joy of other aspects of music, be it studio work, the trumpet or, as would later be his preferred subject, composition.
Erlend took the masters degree in composition at NTNU in Trondheim in 2011 to 2013. Before that, he took musicology at the same university.
The work «Two Strokes» is written for a percussion trio. The name is given for the number of movements for that particular ensemble. The first movement is centered around numbers and it’s counting down.
The second movement uses more modern methods for generating randomness. Each musician has a computer program that generates random motives for each to play.