Composer Nils Henrik Asheim (b.1960) combines his work with a career as a performer, as well as regularly collaborating with other artists on projects which integrate spatial and theatrical elements. Asheim was originally a pupil of Olav Anton Thommessen and made his début as a composer at the young age of fifteen.
Since 1991 Asheim has lived in Stavanger where he is active as a composer, performer and organizer, and not least as the principal initiator in the founding of Tou Scene, an alternative centre for contemporary arts. From September 2012, Asheim has been the organist at Stavanger Concert Hall.
Orgelnatt - Organ Night - is a concept where Nils Henrik Asheim invites guest musicians to create a concert event around the organ, exploiting the instrument's ability to create vast soundscapes. With the help of time and space, we invite the audience to submerge themselves in sound. Since 2013, Orgelnatt has been hosted by Stavanger konserthus.
He lives and works in Stavanger, Norway.
For the Screen City Festival in Stavanger, Norway, Asheim has prepared an original Project for Orgel Natt (Organ Night) in the Stavanger Concert House, in collaboration with Jonatán Pastirčák (Pjoni) and Ján Šicko.