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Per Elias Drabløs

Associate Professor

Programme Coordinator

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K2029 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )
Department of Popular Music


Per Elias Drabløs (b.1967) originally from Orkdal, Sør-Trøndelag, started his music studies in Kristiansand in 1987.


Regular member of the music group Secret Garden ( since 1996.
The band has sold more than 5 million CD’s worldwide, and performs regularly in USA, England, China, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Ireland and Norway. Also performances in Taiwan, Canada, Singapore, Luxembourg, Poland, Malaysia, Turkey, Portugal and Mexico.

Drabløs has recorded and toured with a number of Scandinavian artists, covering a vast number of genres, and has participated on more than 80 released albums.

At UiA:

  • Principal instrument electric bass
  • Programme Coordinator/lecturer/supervisor Master studies


  • 2006–2010 PhD Programme, Norwegian Academy of Music (supervisor Stan Hawkins).
  • 1997 Players School of Music, Fl, USA (Jeff Berlin).
  • 1991–1992 Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen, DK (Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Bo Stief, Jon Bruland).
  • 1987–1991 Agder Musikkonservatorium (Bjørn Kjellemyr, Terje Gewelt).

Topics of interest:

  • Popular musicology
  • Performance practice

Last changed: 2017-06-26 19:10:40


  • Drabløs, Per Elias (2015). The Quest for the Melodic Electric Bass. Ashgate. ISBN 978-1-4724-3482-1. 252 s.
  • Drabløs Per Elias Musiker ved konsert i Kilden Teater-og Konserthus, 'Espen's Favoritter' – Espen Grjotheim (2018).
  • Drabløs Per Elias Musiker ved konsert med Kristiansand Symfoniorkester, Torget Kristiansand (2017).
  • Drabløs Per Elias 'Tracks' – studioinnspilling Bjøro Håland (2017).
  • Drabløs Per Elias Musiker ved Book of Mormon musikal Det Norske Teateret (2017).
  • Drabløs Per Elias Konsert-turné Kina Secret Garden (2017).
  • Drabløs Per Elias Helge Jordal – Terje Vigen konsert Vestfoldfestspillene (2017).
  • Drabløs Per Elias Konsert Secret Garden Vestfoldfestspillene 2017 (2017).
  • Drabløs Per Elias Secret Garden konsert, Atlanta, GA, USA (2017).
  • Drabløs Per Elias Musiker ved teaterkonsert 'Petter å di' – verden a sånn sett herfra (2017).
  • Drabløs Per Elias Konsert med Solfager (2017).

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