Bjørn Christiansen aka Bjørn Svin (b.1975)
Bjørn is a composer and performer of rhytmical electronic music.
Already as a teen Bjørn started exploring with composing electronic music and working with recordings on cassette tapes. In those years he was influenced by synth pop and his output was naivistic melodic ambient music.
Inspired by the rave culture he got into more rhythmical expressions which led to his first music release in 1995 under the alias “Bjørn Christansen” on Stranger than Paradise Records.
Inspired by the minimalistic detroit techno and the sprouding IDM music from U.K Bjørn developed a minimalistic, playful and very melodic dance music that was both intriguing and naïve at the same time.
His new contributions were, at that time, warmly welcomed and he quickly gained popularity in Scandinavia and the rest of Europe for his Albums Mer Strøm (1997) and Benene på Nakken (1999) released on April records.
In the late 90’s Bjørn started to incorporate a performative and rather intuitive approach to music composing. This led his music into a more groove oriented area. He quickly grew to become a unique character on the techno scene because of his eccentric and energic live sets.
In the 00’s Bjørns music became more animated, elastic and organic whilst starting to develop a new non-conformist musical expression. To fully explore this new arena of sound Bjørn found it natural to leave the club music connection behind. The result of which became a more self-contained universe of rhythmical sound and harmonies. His music aimed to make the actual articulation of his sounds a substantial part of the expression. The results of this musical departure were released on the highly acclaimed album Browen (2010) by Rump Recordings.
At present his new music unifies a dark and futuristic timbre with playful rhythmical expressions ranging from the repetitive to the more cinematic and abstract.