Guitarist Øystein Wika

Hi, I'm Øystein Wika!

I'm a guitarist, songwriter/composer, and music producer. Most people probably know me for my work in digital media since that has been my professional career for 25+ years. My work in tech has, for the most part, been focused on educational technology (EdTech). These days my work as a music producer takes up most of my time, and I'm pleased about that. Tech is still a big part of my life, but music was always my biggest passion.

I'm 54 years old and live in Mosjøen, a small town up north in Norway, just south of the arctic circle. In these parts of the country, we have ten months of freezing cold winter and two months of bad skiing conditions, so it's the perfect place to be for someone who enjoys working inside.

I'm currently off producing and recording my first solo album, containing previously unreleased instrumental guitar music written between 1985 and 1995. The recording process is more or less a weekend project, but I hope to release it early next year.

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CV/Resume

Passionate musician/digital media entrepreneur. Founder of digital media agency Wika Media AS, music publishing agency Wika Music, and the type foundry WikaType. Currently developing a personal production music library service, as well as recording and producing my first solo album.

Experience

1993 - present
Founder/Owner, Wika Music
Record Label & Music Publishing Company. Composing, recording, mixing, mastering as a solo artist, and in collaboration with other songwriters, bands/artists.
2005 - present
Founder/Owner, Wika Media AS

Interactive application development mainly in the EdTech space. Recently, the company has moved towards digital strategy and development within online music distribution and publishing.

Notable projects:

  • National Tests In Mathematics: Application design and development. Contracted by the Dept. of Education in Norway.
  • Alle teller!: Developed a proprietary solution for running placement tests in Mathematics in K-12 education.

Notable clients:

  • InterMedia/The University in Oslo (UiO)
  • University Center for Information Technology (USIT/UiO)
  • Norwegian Centre for Mathematics Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • SINTEF/Byggforsk
  • Education Agency of Oslo Municipality
  • VG.NO

Current projects:

  • Soundlib.io (internal development) - a boutique production music library for video creators.
  • Guitar Universe - Online learning resource for guitar.
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.
1992 - 1995
Guitar Teacher, Music, dept. at Mosjøen Senior High School
1988 - 2003
Guitar Teacher, Freelance
Private 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
Musikk Storfag (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)

Activities and Interests

Øystein Wika

Øystein Wika

Born:

April 26, 1968 in Oslo

Location:

Mosjøen, Norway

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Skills & Services

Music Production:
  • Composition/Songwriting/Arranging
  • Remote Guitar Sessions (Pop/Rock/Alternative/Hard Rock/Metal)
  • Mixing, Re-Mixing & Mastering
Tools: Logic Pro X, UAD LUNA, Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live
Digital Media:
  • Web Frontend/Backend Development
  • Mobile/Desktop Application Development

Expertise: Flash Platform Technologies (AS3/AIR).

Code: JS, TypeScript, AS3, PHP, Swift.

Graphic Design / 3D & Motion Graphics:
Adobe CS, ZBrush, Maya, ++.
Languages:
  • Norwegian Bokmål/Nynorsk (fluent)
  • English (fluent)
  • German (basic)
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