My research specialises in Early Music, performance practice, self-expressiveness, communication and social-psychological perspectives. I am particularly interested in interdisciplinary work.
I am approachable. Feel free to contact me for collaborations, contributions, guest-lecturing or any other research activities such as participation in research groups and projects. I will also consider formal and informal requests for supervising postgraduates. I am open to utilising technological solutions such as video-conferencing.
Robin Rolfhamre (Associate Professor of Classical Music, MMus, PhD) is a lutenist, guitarist and researcher born in Sweden in April, 1986. Following his doctoral dissertation The popular lute: An investigation of the function and performance of music in France between 1650 and 1700 (UiA, 2014; supervisors: Prof. Per Kjetil Farstad and Prof. Michael Rauhut) he has continued to study Early Modern music (c. 1400–1700) from an inter-human and social perspective focusing particularly on self-expressive acts, communication (particularly through rhetoric and social psychology) and performance practice. His interdisciplinary ambition is particularly grounded through his forthcoming book Informed play: Approaching a biology and concept of tone production on Early Modern lute instruments (Norway: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP, 2018).
Dr Rolfhamre has published articles in international, peer-reviewed academic journals and has produced several CD recordings as a performing artist. From 2016–2018, he is appointed Editor in Chief for Norwegian Journal of Musicology Online. He is currently Editorial Board Member of the same journal as well as Studia Musicologica Norvegica.
Dr Rolfhamre has received several scholarships and awards, including Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters’ Research Prize for Young Researchers, Vest-Agder County Council’s Artist Scholarship and The Norwegian Arts Council’s Artist Scholarship (Diversestipend).
He is involved in several projects and organisations, such as the Early Modern and Modern Research Group and the research group Arts and Musical Communication (associated with the Arts in Context research platform). As practising performer and scholar alike, he has three main focus areas:
‘Performance practice seen from a pragmatic, non-museal and inter-human perspective focusing on emotional communication’
‘Improvisation and ornamentation from c. 1000–1700; Extracting pedagogical models for improvisation and ornamentation’
‘The connection between Early Music and Traditional Folk Music (e.g. musica popolare, musique populaire and Traditional Oriental Music)’
Dr Rolfhamre is also an active conductor and composer. He was previously appointed conductor and musical leader for the Norwegian Flute Ensemble and he has had concerts in multiple European countries with internationally acclaimed artists.
See also: luttpasorlandet.com (in Norwegian)
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