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About me

For more than 50 years, I have been part of the music scene of Norway as a musician, producer and scholar. I enjoy playing saxophones, bagpipes, flutes, laptops, keyboards of various kinds, as well as an unknown number of other instruments.
I started my working career as a television producer in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation; after that I took up an academic career, eventually as a professor of (ethno)musicology, first at the University of Oslo; later at what is now called the University of Southeast Norway.
During the last few years, I have worked with the Taragot label, and recorded, produced and published many of the now 40+ albums of the Taragot catalogue.
Besides my own solo albums of traditional Norwegian music, you can also hear me playing laptop and keyboards in various free-improv and contemporary jazz groups.
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