Education
- agronomist
- teacher
- music teacher
- composer

Cultural/political activities
- central to the establishment of the Norwegian State Academy of Music
- leader of the Norwegian Section of Young Nordic Music
- central to the establishment of the Norwegian Music Information Centre
- leader of Ny Musikk society (Norwegian Section of ISCM)
- one of the founders and leader of Kunstneraksjonen -74
- board-member of the Norwegian Society of Composers
- board-member of the Norwegian Cultural Council
- founder and first Festival Director of the ULTIMA Oslo Contemporary Music Festival
- Manager of Oslo Sinfonietta since 1993
- Initiatior and Chariman of the Board of Opera Oslo since 2000
- Chairman of the Board of the Norwegian Music Information Centre 2000-2001
- Chairman of the Board of oslo opera net since 2002

Prizes and Awards
- The Norwegian Society of Composers - Work of the Year - 1974 for Orkesterverk II
- The Norwegian Society of Composers - Work of the Year - 1986 for Et Cetera
- Oslo City Cultural ward - 1996, for establishing and leading the ULTIMA festival
- Edvard Prize 1998 - for Heirloom Waste
- Lindeman Prize 1999 (from the Lindeman Foundation)
- Edvard Prize 2000 for Over Kors og Krone
- Honorary Membership in the Society of Norwegian Composers 2000sd
 
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