Ivar Frounberg (foto: samfundet.dk)

Ivar Frounberg

Associated with:
Norges musikkhøgskole

Email: ivar.frounberg@nmh.no

Direct phone: (+47) 23 36 71 08

Switchboard: (+47) 23 36 70 00

Mobile phone: (+47) 909 46 719

Fax: (+47) 23 36 70 01

Born: 12.04.1950

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IVAR FROUNBERG -born in 1950- has composed orchestral pieces likeWhat did the Sirenes sing as Ulysses sailed by? (1987-89), numerous pieces for major chamberensembles and sinfoniettas from Drei-Klang (1982) to Voyelles (1999); as well as pieces in which interactive computerperformance play an important role f.ex.Time and the Bell (1990; performed at the ISCM Music Days in Zurich 1991 and ICMC in Banff, Canada 1995). One of his most performed pieces is Embryo (1985) which has been performed at several major festivals like Peiling-festivallen 1988 in Stockholm and ISCM Music Days in Cologne 1988.

During the 1990’s a consequent musical concentration is found, culminating in ...to arrive where we started (1993, performed by ensemble die Reihe at Wien Modern 1998). In this piece the musical matherial is varied at the microlevel with repetitions calling not on meditation rather on a sharpened attention from the listeners.

IVAR FROUNBERG was assistant professor in electro-acoustic music and computermusic at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Until 1994 he has been active in music politics as a board menber of KODA (the performing rights society) and the Danish Composers' Society. In 1994 Ivar Frounberg was music coordinator at the ICMC, Aarhus in Århus and in 1996 he was president for the planning commitee of the World Music Days 96. In 1995 he recieved the prestigious Prize in Honour of the Composer Carl Nielsen. From 1998 to 2000 he was chairman for the Danish Institute for Electro-acoustic music (DIEM) and he was member of the Danish State Art Council for the period 1999-2001. He is currently senior professor in composition at Norges Musikkhøgskole in Oslo, Norway.



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