About

Einar Mostad Hi! I am Einar Mostad. I use this website to share things with the world and gather stuff I want to remember.

In recent years, my photography interest has come to the forefront. In the past, I have shot film SLRs and (superzoom) point-and-shoots, but now I use the Micro Four Thirds system. I mainly shoot landscapes as I live in rurality, but I am also interested in other genres. I have a lot of fun learning about photography, thinking about aesthetics and equipment and shooting pictures and evaluating the results.

I also have an interest in technology. In the 90s, I spent a few years studying electronics in upper secondary school before turning my attention towards music. My mother taught me to touch type on a Mac Plus in the mid 80s and I was a Mac user until I gradually switched to GNU/Linux from 2011 and onwards. I like the free software philosophy.

As a musician, I specialize in early music (also known as historically informed performance practice on period instruments). My main instrument is the baroque cello. You can read more about my musical activities in my music bio and on the concerts page.

It turned out to be harder to survive as a baroque cellist than one would think (and I also made some stupid choices that made it even harder than necessary), so after having used English as my working language for years as a musician, I studied English and combined it with my former pedagogical studies to carve out a living as an English teacher. I presently work at a vocational upper secondary school in the far south of Norway.