Østen Mikal Ore (b. 1967) is educated both as a classical guitarist and composer from the academies of music in Oslo, Odense and Aarhus, with prof. Karl Aage Rasmussen and Bent Sørensen are among his composition teachers. His music has been performed at concerts and festivals in DK and abroad by leading ensembles and musicians. He has also initiated many educational projects - as an editor at the EDUCATE-S music series, as head of the SPOR New Music School and through works at festivals such as ULTIMA and the Nordic Music Days. He teaches and gives lectures at conferences, in music schools and at the Music Academies on the aspects of new music and creativity in the educational system. His works have been granted by The Danish Arts Foundation.