Gaute Barlindhaug have since 2006 worked as project manager for the Insomnia Festival in Tromsø, Norway. He has been involved in numerous international projects working for the mobility of artists and musicians. As part of this work, he has also been involved in establishing ICAS a network for independent experimental music festivals. Beside his involvement with music festivals Gaute has also been working as a music producers and lecturer at Tromsø University. He is now in the process of completing a PHD in Music technology and Aesthetics.