Svein Rikard Mathisen is a Norwegian guitarist and composer, who grew up in
Brumunddal in the county of Hedmark north of Oslo. Having played the guitar since
the age of eight, he pursued a musical career, studying at the University of Agder
(bachelor), and the Rhythmic Music Conservatory (masters) in Copenhagen.
His approach to improvised music and composition, can be traced back to his meetings
with Fryland, Hess and Bates in Copenhagen and Lund, Rogers and Krantz in New
York, alongside the brilliant books by Paul Hindemith and Olivier Messiaen.
Svein Rikard is the founder of the group Somebody's Quartet, which features on
Mathisens debut as a leader, COPENHAGEN DIARIES (2015)