As a researcher, I specialize in Western classical music and work in (and between) the fields music theory, music history and music education. In the period 2019–2022, I am writing a PhD dissertation on the role of music theory in the history of higher music education in Norway. Another research interest of mine is Edvard Grieg and his music, especially his music theory studies and his musical style.
I also compose and arrange from time to time. I have experience writing for orchestra, wind band, big band and chamber groups. My own musical background is from school bands, where I started playing drums and percussion as a child and later advanced to teaching, conducting, arranging and composing.
My latest article is nominated for Journal Article of the Year 2020, awarded by Scandinavian University Press.
|—||“Schematic Deformation: Systematic Linearity in Grieg’s ‘Takk’ and Other Lyric Pieces”. Forthcoming in Music Analysis.|
|2020||“To symfonier og et mysterium: Om formbehandlingen i de første symfonisatsene til Grieg og Svendsen”. Studia Musicologica Norvegica 46, 41–60.||Link|
|2018||“Edvard Griegs øvelser i harmonilære og kontrapunkt”. Studia Musicologica Norvegica 44, 57–78.||Link|
|—||“Edvard Grieg and Music Theory”. Forthcoming in P. Dinslage & S. Keym (Eds.), Edvard Grieg und seine skandinavischen Kollegen in ihren Beziehungen zu Leipzig: 8. Deutscher Edvard-Grieg-Kongress vom 15. bis 17. Oktober 2020 in Leipzig. Leipzig: Gudrun Schröder Verlag.|
|2018||Edvard Griegs studier i musikkteori: Kontrapunktøvelser som grobunn for innovativ harmonikk. Master thesis, Norwegian Academy of Music.||Link|
|2018||“Norsk musikks gullalder ifølge Ringve”. Museumsnytt 2018/3.||Link|
|2017||“Har teorifagene utspilt sin rolle i klassisk musikkutdanning?”. Ballade, October 23.||Link|
Lectures & talks
|2021||“Constructing ‘Satslære’: Preliminary Findings from a PhD Project in Progress”. Paper read March 2, 2021, in Trondheim (via Zoom). Conference: Nordic Network for Research in Music Education.|
|2021||“Musikkutdanning på 1800-tallet: Med særlig fokus på musikkteori”. Lecture given January 20, 2021, at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Course: Musikkforståelse I (EXMUS10).|
|2020||“Om begrepet satslære i norsk musikkteoridiskurs”. Paper read December 5, 2020, at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Research seminar: NMHs historieprosjekt.|
|2020||“Om Griegs ‘forbudte’ symfoni”. Talk given December 5, 2020, at the digital launch of Studia Musicologica Norvegica 46.|
|2020||“Grieg og Leipzig-konservatoriet”. Guest lecture given November 4, 2020, at the University of Bergen (via Zoom). Course: Griegstudier (MVK104).|
|2020||“Edvard Grieg and Music Theory”. Paper read October 17, 2020, in Leipzig (via Zoom). Conference: Edvard Grieg und seine skandinavischen Kollegen in ihren Beziehungen zu Leipzig.|
|2020||“Music Theory in Higher Music Education: Introducing the Contours of a PhD Project”. Paper read March 2, 2020, in Copenhagen. Conference: Nordic Network for Research in Music Education – Pre-conference for PhD projects in progress.|
|2019||“Grieg’s Gratitude: An analysis exemplifying linear foundations for Grieg’s harmony”. Paper read October 26, 2019, in Bergen. Conference: Grieg Now! International Conference and Workshop 2019.|
|2019||“Partimento i lærebokform” (together with H. Støring, A.M. Christensen & J.B. Hvattum). Book review presented September 26, 2019, in Oslo. Conference: Nordisk konferanse for musikkteori- og hørelærepedagoger.|
|2019||“Om de underliggende kreftene i Griegs harmonikk”. Guest lecture given March 29, 2019, at the University of Oslo. Course: Musikkhistoriske temaer 1 (MUS2665/MUS4665).|
|2017||“Edvard Griegs studietid i Leipzig: Med særlig henblikk på studiene i musikkteori”. Talk given May 9, 2017, at Musikkteoriforum.|
|2016||“Counterpoint exercises as basis for innovative harmony? An introduction to a new project on Grieg’s studies in music theory”. Paper read November 22, 2016, in Bergen. Research seminar: Sketches and Exercises: History and Theory of Compositional Writing.|
|2021||Postludium – Piano solo [02:00].||Link|
|2018||Havet vester ute – Wind band [13:30].
Commissioned by Haugesund janitsjarorkester. Premiered October 26, 2019.
|2018||Klagesang – Orchestra [02:45]
Originally composed in 2015. Revised in 2018 for a workshop with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.
The Deceitful Love – Film music [16:13]
Short film directed by Ali Al-Tobi.
|2017||Det våres i Oslo – Euphonium, marimba and piano [01:40]||Link|
Eventyrlig ouverture – Orchestra [03:00]
Performed by Nord-Rogaland symfoniorkester. Premiered January 14, 2017.
Rytmisk fantasi – Wind band [10:00]
Commissioned by Hauge skolekorps. Premiered March 18, 2017.
|2016||Fire miniatyrer – Clarinet and cello [05:00]||Link|
Haugesundssangen (I. Rojahn) – Wind band
Commissioned by Haugesund janitsjarorkester.
Ballade (A. B. Grøndahl) – Wind band
Performed by Sinsen konsertorkester.
Fuga over navnet GADE (E. Grieg) – Wind band
Performed by Sinsen musikkorps.
Ås to i Osjlo; Høi; Saikåu Djåu (Ravi) – Wind band and vocal soloist
Commissioned by Sinsen musikkorps.
Batum (Fläsket brinner) – Big band
Performed by Skeisvang vgs’ big band.
|—||Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Music Education – The Norwegian Academy of Music|
|2019||Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (‘PPU’) – University of Oslo (60 ECTS credits)
Subjects: Music & Norwegian
Master of Music (MM) in Music Theory – The Norwegian Academy of Music (120 ECTS credits)
Thesis: Edvard Griegs studier i musikkteori
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Musicology – University of Oslo (210 ECTS credits)
Minor: Nordic language and literature
|2019||—||Research fellow – The Norwegian Academy of Music|
|2018||2018||Research assistant – Centre for Grieg Research, University of Bergen|
|2018||2018||Guide – Edvard Grieg Museum, Troldhaugen (KODE)|
|2014||—||Arranger and composer – Freelance|
|2012||2013||Conductor – Grinde skulemusikkorps|
|2008||2010||Percussion teacher – Hauge skolekorps|
On several occasions I’ve worked as a substitute teacher in music history at high school level (Skeisvang vgs. and Foss vgs.). Spring 2019 I was hired as a consultant on Grieg for the EU-supported project European Music Trails. I’ve also worked part-time in different electronic shops for almost 10 years, mainly in the computer section and as a PC technician: Lefdal Haugesund (2010–2012), Eplehuset Haugesund (2012–2013) and Expert/Power City (2013–2019).