Jan Erik Mikalsen (born 1979) studied at the Grieg Academy in Bergen and with the Roual Danish Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen. He has had a number of works performed by a.o. the philharmonic orchestras in Tokyo, Oslo, Bergen and a number of other orchestras and ensembler throughout Europe. He has cooperated with artists within video and art and participated at Performa in New York 2013 together with the artist Tori Wrånes. His music has been played at festivals such as Présences (Radio France), Pablo Casals Festival, Ultima (Oslo), Casa Da Musica (Porto), Young Nordic Music, Young Euro Classic and Nordic Music Days. In the period 2014 – 2016 Jan Erik Mikalsen is the INTRO Composer at Music Norway – a launching program for young composers.