Øystein Wika

About Øystein Wika

Øystein Wika is a Norwegian guitarist, songwriter/composer, music producer, educator, and digital media developer.

Since 2010, Øystein has set up his own independent music production studio, publishing company, and record label. He works and operates out of his studio Mountain Sound Recording in Mosjøen, Norway.

Øystein may be most recognized for his work in tech. In 1997, he started his own digital media agency Wika Media, focusing on developing applications and content for the educational sector. Then in 1998, he co-founded an independent creative agency called IMAGEVOICE. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and a Bachelor of Media Studies from The University of Oslo.

These days, Øystein dedicates most of his time to composing, arranging, recording, mixing, and mastering music for bands/artists, video creators, and film/TV producers. He writes in various genres and styles, from straight-up pop/rock tracks to more cinematic scores. The music is available for sync licensing through his own Production Music Library.

In addition to his work in production music, Øystein is recording his first solo instrumental guitar album consisting of unreleased music written between 1986 and 1997. This music can be described as riff-based melodic instrumental hard rock featuring all flavors of the electric guitar. The album is set to be released in 2023.

Experience

1993 - present
Guitarist/Music Producer, Wika Music & Mountain Sound Recording Studio
Record Label, Music Publishing Company, and Recording Studio. Composing, recording, mixing, mastering as a solo artist, and in collaboration with other songwriters, bands/artists.
1997 - present
Owner, Wika Media AS,
Digital Media Company.
1995 - present
Owner, WikaType
Typography, font design.
2004 - 2005
Senior Engineer, InterMedia/The University in Oslo
Lead technical developer for The National Tests In Mathematics project in Norway.
1997 - 2004
Multimedia Developer/Graphic Designer, Freelance
Projects: CD-ROM development projects. Album-cover and poster designs. Brand Identity designs. Catalog designs. Website development and design.
1988 - 1995
Musician/Music Producer, Freelance
1992 - 1995
Guitar Teacher, Music, dept. at Mosjøen Senior High School
65% position as electric guitar teacher.
1988 - 2003
Guitar Teacher, Freelance
Guitar lessons and music theory courses. 150+ students in total.

Education

Jan/2001 - June/2003
BA in Media Science - Department of Media and Communication, University in Oslo (UiO)
Aug/1995 - Dec/1995
Music Pedagogical Semester - Department of Musicology, University in Oslo (UiO)
Jan/1995 - June/1995
Ex.phil/Ex.fac, Norwegian University Science and Technology (NTNU)
Aug/1990 - Dec/1994
BA in Musicology, Norwegian University Science and Technology (NTNU)
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