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Participants of the fmg- Arbeitsgespräch

Birkelund Ulvo Therese Birkelund Ulvo
born 1982, studied composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She has a tight bond to Norwegian traditional music, a genre that has a rich array of micro-tonal and rhapsodic passages, open forms and performer-based compositions. Therese Birkelund Ulvo rapidly made a name for herself as an original and exciting artist, after her breakthrough as a composer at the Ultima Festival in Oslo in 2007, with the piece Fragile for the Hardanger fiddle player Pernille Frøholm. The close cooperation between composer and the musician in this piece resulted in the establishment of Ensemble Epoché. She was the festival composer at the Literature Festival at Lillehammer 2009.
Christiansen Inger Johanne Christiansen
born 1946, started her professional education in 1969. She studied Library science at the Statens Bibliotekskole, piano at the Barratt Dues Musikkinstitutt and continued her education in Oslo, Copenhagen and Bruxelles. After that she worked as a music librarian in different libraries in Copenhagen and Oslo, currently at the National Music Collection and the National Library of Norway. She is doing public services for musicians, researchers, music students and music institutions.
Hambro Camilla Hambro
works as post doctor at Stockholm University’s Department for Musicology and Performance Studies with ”Gender and Canonisity in Scandinavian Music History 1890-1920. The Hermeneutics of Feminism and Canon-Transformations of Men´s and Women´s Music at the Dawn of the "Women´s Century". Dr. Hambro holds a B.A. in music, theatre and literature (University of Oslo), an M.A in musicology (Oslo), and a PhD in music history and analysis (University of Gothenburg). Her Master’s thesis was on Hildegard of Bingen and her dissertation on the Norwegian women composer and pianist Agathe Backer Grøndahl.
Haselmann Lena Haselmann
born 1983, studied singing and music paedagogy at the Mannheim University for Music and Performing Arts and the University for Music Nürnberg-Augsburg, where she degreed in 2008. Beside her appearance as an opera- and concertsinger, she works as singing teacher for the “Staatsoper unter den Linden” Berlin. Currently she is working on a dissertation at the Edvard-Grieg- Forschungsstelle, (Berlin/ Mannheim) on Agathe Backer Grøndahl as an example for Norwegian music students in Berlin at the 19th century.
Florian Heesch
studied music to become a teacher, instrument pedagogy, musicology, music pedagogy, and German studies in Hanover, Cologne, and Göteborg and did his PhD with a dissertation on August Strindberg and the opera. He is a scientific staff member in a project promoted by the German science community on the reception of Nordic myths at the Goethe university Frankfurt/Main. Additionally, he is working on a research project „History|Herstory“ at the Academy for Music and Dance Cologne.
Henningsen Bernd Henningsen
born 1945, studied political science, Nordic philology, philosophy, and psychology in Munich. After his M.A. (1972) and his PhD (1974) he became a professor of Scandinavian studies and director of the Department of Northern European Studies at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in 1992. Since 2004 he has been a guest professor at the Centre for Baltic and Eastern European Studies, Södertörn University (Stockholm) and since 2005 he has been a honorary professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen.
Harald Herresthal
born 1944, is organist and professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. He is writing in French, German and Norwegian and has published many books and articles on Norwegian music, most recently a biography in four volumes of the Norwegian violinist Ole Bull (1810-1880). Through his worldwide research Herresthal discovered many of Bull’s lost compositions, which gives a new understanding of style and virtuosity of „the Scandinavian Paganini“.


Hilde Holbæk-Hanssen
was born in 1951. Currently she is Senior Advisor at the Music Information Centre Norway (MIC). At the Bergen Conservatory of Music she was educated in singing. Furthermore she studied musicology at the Norwegian Academy of Music. She has worked at the Music Information Centre Norway since the opening in 1979, and has built up the centre’s library, as well as the promotion- and information activities within the classical and contemporary genres. She has also taught music history at the Norwegian Academy of Music.
Kvalbein Astrid Kvalbein
is research fellow at the Academy of Music in Oslo, with a PhD project on the composer, critic and founder of the Norwegian section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM), Pauline Hall (1890-1969). She has written a portrait book on the pianist Leif Ove Andsnes (I og med musikken, 2005) and co-edited the publication Musikk og kjønn – i utakt? (2008) on music and gender. Kvalbein is currently music critic in Aftenposten, and also a free lance singer.
Lorentzen Anne Lorentzen
is a composer and songwriter with a PhD in Media and Communication Studies. Her research interests lie within the intersection of feminist theory, queer theory, alternative academic writing, auditory and visual culture. She published several articles on gender and popular music and is also the co-editor of Musikk og Kjønn – I Utakt? [Music and gender – out of step?] (2008). Lorentzen currently holds a postdoc position at the Center for Gender Research at the University of Oslo. Here she works on a project in which sexuality and intimacy in Norwegian and Nordic research are investigated.
Ore Cecilie Ore
born 1954, started out as a piano student at the Norwegian Academy of Music and in Paris (1974-81), and subsequently turned to composition studies at the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht and at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam (1981-86).
In the 80's Ore won several prices for her electroacoustic works. She wrote instrumental pieces and pieces for voice. After focusing on instrumental music during the 1990’s, she starts working with voice again in 2000. In 2003 she composed Schwirren for the vokal ensemble Nordic Voices. And in 2005 she realized a sound-installation, Lux Illuxit, involving vocal material at The National Archives of Norway. Ore was awarded the Arne Nordheim Composers Price for 2004. And in 2008 her chamber opera Dead Beat Escapement, commissioned by the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo, had its first performance.>>
hgnm-zeit•lupe>>> Welcome reception
Editing: Helen Haas

Therese Birkelund Ulvo
Inger Johanne Christiansen
Camilla Hambro
Lena Haselmann
Florian Heesch
Bernd Henningsen
Harald Herresthal
Hilde Holbæk-Hanssen
Astrid Kvalbein
Anne Lorentzen
Cecilie Ore