Torgny

Torgny

 Oslo, Oslo County, NOR
BandEDMAlternative

Drenched in its own kind of Nordic melancholy, Torgny Amdam's offerings are often melodic, but also restless and energized. The former hardcore singer turned electronic solo man is seemingly informed by everything from expressionist stage dives to post-club-pre-dawn existentialism. Sometimes his voice speaks through the angelic song of Maria Due. With him on stage Torgny has two ppl on synth/bass, among them Berlin based beatmaker Sprutbass, one drummer and Maria Due on additional vocals.

Biography

Torgny Knutson Amdam is a Norwegian artist, composer and media scholar. He was born and raised in Oslo  and was the lead singer and founder of the band Amulet (1993-2007). Amdam started his career as the lead singer of hardcore bands SYF and Onward (1989-1993). He was part of the project, Black Diamond Brigade (2003).

He is now a solo artist under the stage name Torgny and in  2010 came the debut album Chameleon Days. As a solo artist Torgny particularly known for working with director Emil Trier on a music video trilogy, "The Only Game", "Big Day" and "I Came Here". In this trilogy sings Maria Due duet with Torgny. [1] Amdam also wrote music to the film "Oslo, August 31", "Blind" and "Love Me" [2]

Amdam contributes the album Zweizz & Joey Hopkins, published by the Norwegian noise musician Zweizz. He has also performed contemporary music under the name Torgny Amdam Classical Trio. He is singing the song "Ride with Us" on Turbonegro album "Scandinavian Leather".

Amdam is cand.philol. from the University of Oslo with the history of ideas, psychology intermediate and Media Studies majors. [3] He is the nephew of Per Amdam.