Mains Hum

Mains Hum is an ongoing series of compositions for pipe organ based on how the sound of electricity manifests itself in churches. Each composition is based on analyzes and transcriptions of the sound of the church’s electrical facilities, performed on the organ in the church in question. The recordings of the works were made so that the organ composition and the electrical noise were recorded simultaneously, in one take.

Mains Hum (Asker kirke)

(Performed by Jørn Tore Egseth & Øystein Wyller Odden)

Mains Hum (Sauherad kirke):


(Performed by Jørn Tore Egseth & Øystein Wyller Odden)

Mains Hum (Skien kirke):

(Performed by Jørn Tore Egseth & Øystein Wyller Odden)

Mains Hum (Nes kyrkje):

(Performed by Hanne Grieg Hermansen & Øystein Wyller Odden)

List of works in the series as of June 2019:

Sauherad kirke

Nes kyrkje (Sauherad)

Skien kirke

Asker kirke

Seljord kyrkje

Trefoldighetskirken i Arendal

Oslo domkirke

Lillehammer kirke

Kampen kirke

Grønland kirke

Trefoldighetskirken i Oslo

Gamle Aker kirke

Sagene kirke

Uranienborg kirke

Paulus kirke

Sofienberg kirke

Dale kyrkje (Fjaler)

Vanse kirke

Sør-Fron kirke