Roger Thierry Matte is the composer/instrumentalist/producer behind the Oslo based music-project MOON ontherun. With MOON ontherun he has united his passion for harmony-based pop-songs in his collaboration with singers and guest-musicians. The songs hosts both hushed lyrical songs and more symphonic up-tempo tunes that covers a variety of moods and flavours. Matte has always had a great passion and admiration for the great pop-legends in the pop-music’s earlier days and for contemporary pop music. With that in mind, he has succeeded in developing songs that integrate the 70 ́s style of song-writing with a contemporary soundscape. MOON ontherun may be seen as a homage to those earlier great pop-icons, created in our own time.
On his latest single, “Our Love (Like A Gipsy Strays)”, he collaborates with the singer/ballet dancer Nora Augustinius (The Norwegian Opera and Ballet), who gives the song, in her own unique and brilliant way, a darker and more introspective approach. Nora has a hint of soul in her voice that fits this song perfectly. In this new release, one can also detect influences from Lana Del Rey and Coldplay.
Nora Augustinius made her debut as a professional singer when she participated in the musical “The History of Bees” in 2020 at the “Det Norske Teatret” where she also contributed as a dancer. She is a member of the The Norwegian National Ballet since 2019. She recently appeared as one of the 2 soloists in the ballet company’s highly acclaimed production, “A Boléro”.
The debut-album was released in early 2021 with the brilliant Ingeborg Riis as the lead-vocalist. She proves herself as an accomplish singer by delivering each song with her own unique interpretation. She skilfully captures an expressive intimacy in the more delicate ballads and delivers a forceful energy in the up-beat numbers. She has a voice that will instantly capture the listeners attention and heart. Ingeborg is from Kongsberg in Norway and is currently based in Oslo.
Some of the finest musicians and studio personnel in the Norwegian music industry has been involved in the MOON ontherun production, including Johnny Sjø (D ́Sound), Nikolai Hængsle (Bigbang etc.) and Børge Petersen-Øverleir (Kari Bremnes etc.) among others. The “Traces Of Time”-album was produced by Roger T. Matte and Petter Wiik (Oslo-based composer of electronica). Recorded and mixed at Livingroom and Propeller studios.
Roger T. Matte was born in Tønsberg (Norway). Roger has his background as keyboard-player and percussionist. He is graduated from Norwegian Academy of music. Roger has previously released two albums “Genesis for two grand pianos vol. 1 & 2” where he and Yngve Guddal arranged and interpreted works of the legendary english band Genesis. Both albums was released by the Genesis ́ guitarist Steve Hackett on his label Camino records.
MOON ontherun is signed to Nobel Records