About Zotora

Zotora is one of Europe's first didgeridoo players. He cultivated his foundation as a didgeridoo player on a five-year stay in the Australian outback during the late 80s. Since then he has made many trips back for new inspiration.

Although influenced by traditional playing, Zotora developed his own style of playing ever since his first encounter with the indigenous people. He has great respect for the traditional owners and players of this ancient instrument. In his playing, he connects with the essence of this instrument -

guiding people back to their original nature.

Zotora released two tapes, Bum Maya Mul (1992), and Dream Time (1992), for which he sold over 40,000 copies. He has released three music CDs: Ninji-Ninji (1994) Emigrate (1998), and Zotora Naked Didgeridoo: Breath in the Mausoleum (2018). He is a member of Tono, FONO, Gramart, and Samspill International Music Network.

Zotora has given hundreds of concerts in collaboration with celebrated musicians and dancers, and as a solo artist, in concert halls, conferences, private events, and festivals. He is passionate about this ancient instrument's magical power to touch and inspire people from all walks of life.

When not playing the didgeridoo, Zotora enjoys long hours in his woodworking workshop, getting lost in the forest, and caring for his dog, Pixie.

Career Highlights

  • 300 plus concerts in the Emanuel Vigeland Museum (1991 - Present)
  • Collaborating with Kristin Flood, and her book (Dante) at Norweigan prisons, churches, the national library, and other venues (2021-Present)
  • Multiple Film, TV, and Theatre music composing (1994-Present)
  • Member of The Global House Band with Øystein Sevåg (1994 - Present)
  • Played for actors Toralv Maurstad (1996), Henni Moan (1995), and Per Christian Ellefsen (2017)
  • Played at several Silent Meditation Retreats in Italy (2016-2017)
  • Fanfare for Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammed Yunus at Oslo City Hall (2008)
  • The opening concert of the Vinjerock festival (2007)
  • Opening concerts for Statens Veivesen, National Road Administration, and Statskraft (2002-2007)
  • Opening of a large windmill park, State Power (2006)
  • Opening performance for Buffy Sainte-Marie (2001)
  • 250 concerts with Draumetid directed by Rikskonsertene (1996-2001)
  • Performances with Dance of the Auroras Fire in the Sky directed by Prof. Maida Withers at George Washington University, USA, and at the Northern Lights Festival, Trumsa, Norway (2000)
  • Opening for the new main hospital in Norway, Rikshospitalet (1999)
  • Toured with Varanger Ensemblet in Norway Finland and Russia (1999)
  • Musician in Verdensgangaren, commissioned work by Prof, Knut Buen for the Folk Music Days in Ål (1998)
  • Two national tours with string quartet Arktimus featuring music and didgeridoo by Australian composer Peter Scholthorpe (1996)
  • Opening performance at the world's largest gas platform (Troll) at Grieghallen (1996)
  • Performances with dance productions by choreographer Lise Eger (1996)
  • Performances with dance productions by choreographer Lisbeth Rønning (1994-1996)
  • Performance at the UN's 50th anniversary at the Norwegian Theatre (1995)
  • Has played for a large number of stunt performers, art exhibitions, and festivals (Ongoing)
  • Street Musician 1990-1994