Sysselmann EPK 2017



Sysselmann is a dark ambient project by Thomas Narverud.
In 1999 he started performing as Inderst Elia and has since performed solo as well as alongside other artists both home and abroad. Always true to meditative music, preferably on the darker side with a somewhat boundless approach, he uses uses a mix of field recordings, d.i.y objects and acoustic instruments. The debut album release “ The Northern Chronicles” is a tribute to the collective consciousness of the northern parts of Norway. The field recordings were captured over a two year period during the construction of the SALT Art & Music project at Sandhornøya as well as during the Skrei season at Torsvågbruket. After seven winter storms in as many days, the idea for The Northern Chronicles was finally born.
A celebration of the magical coastal landscape and those who came before us.

Notable performances:

Salt Art & Music, Oslo NO 2017 (Both solo and as support for Wardruna)
Sound Lab Eindhoven – Bizarre Sound Creatures, NL 2016
Svart Oktober, NO 2016
Mer Jemterud i monitor pliis, NO 2016 (Live forest listening ritual performance, see video above)
B.O.B. Fest @ The Farm, DE 2015
Syv Søstre / Kirkehelleren – Trænafestivalen, NO 2015
Salt Art & Music, Sandhornøya Gildeskål, NO 2015



Sysselmann – Coastal Fairway Northbound / Transmigration (Single)
Sysselmann – The Northern Chronicles (Album)


Unexplained Sounds 2016 – the 2nd annual recognition test (Unexplained Sounds Group)
Scandinavian experimental underground 015 survey (Unexplained Sounds Group)
Labyrinth (Eight Tower Records)
Superspectrum (Eight Tower Records)

Press photos

Photo credit: Tipi Token Records