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Per Elias Drabløs

Associate Professor

Programme Coordinator

K2029 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

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 (www.secretgarden.no) 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

Scientific publications

  • Drabløs, Per Elias (2015). The Quest for the Melodic Electric Bass. Ashgate. ISBN 978-1-4724-3482-1. 252 s.
  • Drabløs Per Elias Terje Vigen, konsert Kilden (2018).
  • Drabløs Per Elias Musiker musikal Evita Moster Amfi (2018).
  • Drabløs Per Elias Studioinnspilling Secret Garden (2018).
  • Drabløs Per Elias Kapellmester Book of Mormon Kilden Teater og Konserthus (2018).
  • Drabløs Per Elias Musiker Book of Mormon Det Norske Teateret (2018).
  • Drabløs Per Elias Konsertturné Norge Secret Garden (2018).
  • 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).

Last changed: 21.06.2018 14:06

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