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sunde@kosunde.no
+47 93 44 13 58

Knut Olaf Sunde is educated as composer at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo 1995-2000 and at the University of Gothenburg – Academy of Music and Drama in Sweden, 2001-2005. From 2014 artistic research fellowship at the Norwegian Academy of Music through the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme with the project Site Awareness In Music – recontextualizing a sensation of another place. Earlier works include outdoor concerts in acoustic landscapes, evening concerts and music for theater and film and map art.

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EDUCATION

2014-2018Artistic research fellowship position, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway.
2001-2005Postgraduate Diploma in Composition with Ole Lützow-Holm at Göteborg University, Sweden
1996-2000Cand. Mag Composition (Bachelor of arts) Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway. Asbjørn Schaathun, Olav Anton Thommessen, Bjørn Kruse and Lasse Thoresen
1995-1996Cand. Mag Instrumental at the Norwegian State Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway
1995PPL-A Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, USA

WORKSHOP/COURSE/OTHER (selection)

2017Spatialisation workshop with Thibaut Carpentier (IRCAM) at NOTAM, Oslo, Norway
2015Ambisonics workshop BEK Bergen Centre for Electronic Art at BEK, Bergen, Norway
2013Programming, synthesis and signal processing in Max – course by NOTAM
2012-Map drawing on assignment from Aksjon bedre vei and Vegforum øst-vest
2011biKUBEN, initiative to and participatin in study on transformation of earlier bank building to a place for music and sound art.
2011Expo -74 – conference and workshop on Max/msp in New York
2011Technology and Aesthetics – symposium NOTAM, Oslo
2008-Running the label MERE records (by Karlstrøm&Sunde)
2008Sound in Theatre, seminar by METROFON with Lisbeth Bodd, Morten Cranner, Asle Nilsen, Henrik Hellstenius
2007Lives in Berlin
2006Work residence half year in New York, work residence "Gammel Have", Denmark
2006Open Music programming class, NOTAM
2005Report on alternative location for new GA airport for Oslo, ordrered by Kjeller Aerosenter
2000/200240. and 41. Internasjonale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt
1999Stockhausen-Kurse in Kürten, Germany
1996-2004Lessons/mastercall/seminars with Gerald Bennett, Hanspeter Kyburz, Dieter Kaufmann, Salvatore Sciarrino, Brian Ferneyhough, Klaus Huber, Helmut Lachenmann, Julio Estrada, Jonathan Harvey, Michael Finnissy, Christoph Neidhöfer, Sven-David Sandström
1995-1996Private studies in composition with Henrik Hellstenius
1985-1996Tuba studies with Petter Sørvold, Bjørn Beverli, Torbjørn Kvist

PERFORMANCES (selection)

2018Premiere Mirnyj, Jakob Kirke, Oslo, Norway
2018Premiere Himdalen
2015Comfort Music premiere Aksiom/Notam at Ultima festival, Oslo
2015Time Passes short movie by Ane Hjort Guttu, Bergen International Festival – Festspillutstillingen, MoMA, South London Gallery a.o.
2013Untitled (the City at Night) music for HD video by Ane Hjort Guttu, Bergen Assembly
2013Fragile ballet by Kjersti Engebrigsten, Lisboa, Tallinn, Sandvika.
2013Antichrist theatre version of Lars von Trier movie, directed by Peer Perez Øian, Det Norske Teatret, Oslo
2011Vertigo Room premiere Cikada string quartet, Ultima
2009quo premiere The Norwegian Army Band Bergen/Trond Korsgård
2009Fagervann Sunday sunrise concert around small forest lake, Ultima
2009Molladalen 280709 og 290709 site specific mountain concert
2007Acoustic mountain concert in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Molladalen 160707
2006The day of happiness. Rolf-Erik Nystrøm at Parkteatret, Oslo
2005Premiere Comatose for orchestra. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Johannes Gustavsson
2003Göteborg Art Sounds. Loudspeaker installation Stimulator at Chalmers Tekniska Högskola
2003Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra/Peter Szilvay. Verk uten navn at UNM-festival, Oslo
2003Opening event with carillon of Oslo city hall: Puppenballettspiel at UNM-festival, Oslo
2002
Premiere on Verk uten navn in Växjö concert hall, with Musica Vitae/Mikael Bartosch
2002Men en maskin... premiere, TWINE at Oslo concert hall, Ultima
2001Gaudeamus Musc Week, Amsterdam (selected). («But Brother Ass, there is...) with Poing
2001-2006Performed at 5 UNM festivals in Aarhus, Reykjavik, Norrköping, Oslo and Copenhagen
2000Premiere on («But Brother Ass, there is...) Poing at the jazz club Blå
1999Oslo chamber music festival. ASK, Oslo Sinfonietta

COMMISSIONS AND GRANTS (selection)

2016Arts Council NorwayCommissionMirnyj
2014Norwegian Government grantsWork grant 1 y
2014Arts Council Norway / Det norske komponistfond CommissionComfort music
2013Komponistenes VederlagsfondWork grant 1 y
2012Bærum KulturhusCommissionFragile
2012Det Norske TeatretCommissionAntichrist
2011Komponistenes VederlagsfondMaterial grant
2010Norwegian Government grantsMaterial grant
2008Ultima/Det norske komponistfond CommissionFagervann
2008The Norwegian Army Band, Bergen/Arts council Norway Commissionquo
2007Oslo Sinfonietta/Arts council NorwayProject grantComfort Music
2007Cikada/Det norske komponistfond CommissionVertigo room
2006-2008Norwegian Government grants Work grant 3 y
2005Thomas Kjekstad/Det norske komponistfond CommissionWhat if you never speed?
2005Norwegian Government grants Establishing grant
2005NOTAM/Det norske komponistfond CommissionThe day of happiness
2001Pål Størset/Arts council Norway CommissionOtherwise...

RECORDINGS

2018The album Comfort Music released on MERE records
2018The album Vertigo Room released on MERE records
2008-Released a number of albums as producer on MERE records
2008The album But a Machine released on MERE records
2003Giants of Jazz released by Poing: («But Brother Ass, there is a whole dimension lacking to what you say. How is it possible for one to convey this in Oxford English?»)

ASSIGNMENTS

2012-Board member Aksjon Bedre Vei (Organisasjonen Bedre veier and Bedre Vei AS from 2016)
2007-2013Board member Det Norske Komponistfond
2006-2012Vice chairman Norwegian Society of composers
2000-2006 Vice chairman and paymaster UNM Norway
2004-2005 Deputy board member Norwegian Society of composers
2001-2004 Chairman New Music Composers Group
2001-2004 Board member Ny Musikk

WORKS

2018Himdalen 13 hoursOutdoor site specific mixed media concert
2018Mirnyj 4 hoursAuiovisual concert installation
2015Comfort Music1 h 30 minConcert installation
2015Time Passes – music for short film by Ane Hjort Guttu46 minFilm music (4 min)
2013Untitled (The City at Night) – music for short film by Ane Hjort Guttu22 minFilm music (5 min)
2013Fragile: Touched – music for ballet by Kjersti Engebrigtsen20 minBallet music (Bærum Kulturhus)
2013Antichrist – scene-version of Lars von Trier's film (dir. P P Øian) 1 h 25 minMusic and sound design (Det Norske Teatret)
2011Vertigo room 41 minString quartet and loudspeakers
2009quo12 minStripped music for wind band
2009Fagervann40 minSunrise concert for wooden lake and wind ensemble
2007Molladalen 40 minSite specific concert, four trombones, walking audience, acoustic valley
2006The day of happiness 11 minSopranino-/alto-sax and electronics
2005 Circolo maledetti 16 minAmplified ensemble, text projection
2005 What if you never speed? 10 minAcoustic guitar with capo and slidesteel
2004 Comatose 18 minOrchestra
2003 Stimulator Installaton: 120 suspended loudspeakers, 8 channels, sensors, microphones
2003 Puppenballettspiel 3 min49-bell Carillon auto and manual
2002 Verk uten navn 8 minString orchestra
2002 Otherwise the belief is that a kind of lense at the size of Turkey would make a spacecraft accelerate to half the speed of light in only two years. – But this prospect would also lie some time into the future.
10 minPiano with leaden weights
2002But a machine that was powerful enough to accelerate particles to
the grand unification energy would have to be as big as the solar system – and would be unlikely to be funded in the present economic climate.
6 minPercussion duo, bells and metal
2002 Ljuuud Sound installation – collaborative project
2001 Black holes ain’t so black 14 minLarge church organ
2000/02 Verewigter Duft ist paradox 10 minEnsemble
1999 («But Brother Ass, there is a whole dimension lacking to what you say. How is it possible for one to convey this in Oxford English?») 11 minSopranino-/alto-/baryton-sax, accordeon, contrabass
1998-99 ASK 16 minSinfonietta
1996Mennesket 7 minTrio
1995-96 An Nafud 12 minEnsemble

Knut Olaf Sunde. Photo: Henrik Beck

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Knut Olaf Sunde. Photo: Henrik Beck

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