I see this artistic research project as a further development of the ideas, techniques and some of the music that I have been listening to and working with for the last 20 years. In this section I will try to draw some parallels with what my work has been motivated and inspired by, and how it connects to and can be seen in the light of ‒ other artists in the field. I will refer to a lot of musicians who have been important musical influences for me, or who are in other ways relevant to my work. Some of these names are linked to the artists’ respective homepages, where this has been possible and seemed natural. Some sound examples have been linked directly to the text, with the generous approval of the Norwegian colleges concerned. The recordings they have been taken from, and the other recordings mentioned, will be found in the list of references.