|Born||October 7, 1963|
|Died||October 20, 2021(aged 58)|
|Artists||The Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan, Linda Strawberry|
|Role||Producer, programmer, engineer|
Bjorn Thorsrud (October 7, 1963 – October 20, 2021) was an American music producer, programmer, and audio engineer who had also engineered, mixed, or has contributed production or programming to every Smashing Pumpkins record since 1998's Adore to 2012's Oceania. Billy Corgan estimates that during this era, he spent more time with Thorsrud in the studio than he did with other band members. He considered Thorsrud as part of his own family, and there was even a Christmas holiday or two shared between only the two of them, as they had no one else to spend Christmas with.
Thorsrud previously worked for the Taj-Motown Record Company and established his own record label, Tri Records. He held a bachelor's degree in physics and music from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Production credits[edit | edit source]
|2003||Mary Star of the Sea|
|2009||Teargarden by Kaleidyscope|
Studio sessions[edit | edit source]
As a producer[edit | edit source]
|April 6, 2000 – Riviera Theater||The Smashing Pumpkins|
|October 2004-March 2005 – Pumpkinland||The Smashing Pumpkins||TheFutureEmbrace|
|May-September 2011 – Pumpkinland II||The Smashing Pumpkins||Oceania|
As an engineer[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Billy Corgan. October 21, 2021 Instagram post
- "The People". Big Idea, Inc. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
- @lindastrawberry (October 20, 2021). "'Heathcliff, it's me, I'm Cathy. I've come home, I'm so cold. Let me in your window..' 😭😭😭 #rip #bjorn 💔" – via Instagram.
- @smashingpumpkins (October 21, 2021). "The SP family is saddened by the sudden passing of friend Bjorn Thorsrud" – via Instagram.