Biography

Photo: Emil Breistein

I am Inge Weatherhead Breistein, saxophone player , electronic music composer/producer. Performs and composes music in a wider range of genres where jazz , different kinds of electronic music, experimental pop and free-improvisation can be mentioned.
I was born and raised in Bergen and started to play saxophone at the age of 7 (I guess because my dad plays the saxophone). In my youth next to playing the saxophone I also made a lot of hiphop beats.

In 2004 When I was 21 I moved to Stavanger to study music and remained there for 10 years. I took a bachelor and a master degree in jazz /improvised music, one year with sound and music production and some other stuff.

Photo: Stig Anderson

During the time in Stavanger I played in bands such as Andreas Backer trio, Brothers from different mothers, Andys Circus, Healing Force, Kosmonavt, Egg 3 and Cirrus and toured around Norway and Europe with these projects.
These days im working a lot with electronic music next to playing the saxophone and this is is the projects i’m doing now:

  • Ekstraliv: Electronic music (electronica) (Solo project)
  • Tortusa/Inge Weatherhead Breistein
  • Backer/Breistein – experimental electronic pop
  • Mathisen/Breistein Momentum: Jazz project with Svein Rikard Mathisen and Åsmund Eikill
  • Hauglum: Indie electronica pop with Petter Hauglum Bærmingrud and Kristian Gullåsen
  • Cirrus: Stavanger based Jazzquartet with Eva Bjerga Haugen, Stein Inge Brækhus and Theodor Onarheim

 

Inge Weatherhead Breistein