Robin Rolfhamre (MMus, PhD) was born in Sweden in April, 1986 and he has a PhD in seventeenth century music (supervisors: Prof. Per Kjetil Farstad and Prof. Michael Rauhut). He is an Associate Professor at the University of Agder where he, among other things, teaches lute- and guitar instruments, as well as musicology. He 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 Norwegian Arts Council’s Artist Scholarship (Diversestipend). Dr Rolfhamre has published articles in international, peer-reviewed academic journals and he is Editor in Chief forNorwegian Journal of Musicology Online. Furthermore, he has participated on several recordings and he has had concerts in multiple European countries with international artists. Dr Rolfhamre is also an active conductor and composer. He was previously appointed conductor and musical leader for the Norwegian Flute Ensemble. He is involved in several projects and organisations, such as the Early Modern Research Group and Arts in Context’s research group Art and Musical Communication. As practicing performer and scholar alike, he has three main focus areas:
‘Improvisation and ornamentation from c. 1000–1700; Extracting pedagogical models for improvisation and ornamentation’
‘Performance practice seen from a pragmatic, non-museal and inter-human perspective focusing on emotional communication’
‘The connection between Early Music and Traditional Folk Music (e.g. musica popolare, musique populaire and Traditional Oriental Music)’
Chief Editor, NTM online (Norwegian Journal of Musicology Online), 2016–2018.
Editorial Board Member, Studia Musicologica Norvegica, 2015–2018.
Editor, Skriftserie for Klassisk Gitar 2015–2017.
Peer Reviewer, Journal of Artistic Research (JAR), 2016–
2016 Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters Research Prize for Young Researchers, 10,000 NOK and a diploma.
2016 Norwegian Arts Council’s Artist Scholarship (Diversestipend) of 15,000 NOK.
2015 Vest-Agder County Council’s artist-scholarship of 40,000 NOK.
2015 I was one of six nominated for Sparebanken Sør’s Music Prize of 75,000 NOK.
2003 Royal Musical Academy’s Youth Scholarship. 3,000 SEK.
2003 Lions Österhaninge Culture Scholarship.
2002 Lilla Jörgen Rörby Scholarship.
2001 Haninge Culture Scholarship. 3,000 SEK
2015 Travel grant from Noroff University College: Presentation of paper at Seventeenth Nordic Musicological Congress, University of Aalborg, 7,960 NOK.
2015 Travel grant from Noroff University College: Participation at a research seminar in Fevik. 6,090 NOK.
2014 Travel grant from University of Agder: Presentation of paper at Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, University of Birmingham, UK. 10,617 NOK.
2014 Travel grant from University of Agder: Participation at Opera-seminar in Tarquinia, Italy. 3,417 NOK plus full coverage of diet.
Rolfhamre, R. (2014).The popular lute: an investigation of the function and performance of music in France between 1650 and 1700. (PhD) Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Agder
Rolfhamre, R. (2010).French Baroque lute music from 1650-1700: A study of the art of playing the lute. Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Rolfhamre, R. (2010).French Baroque lute music from 1650-1700. (Mmus diss.) Norway: Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Agder
Rolfhamre, R. (2017). Lutmusik som berättar — tankar efter en doktorsavhandling. To be published in Gitarr & luta.
Rolfhamre, R. (2017). Takketale for Agder Vitenskapsakademis forskningspris til yngre forskere. In Agder Vitenskapsakademi Årbok 2016, pp. 227–229.
Rolfhamre, R. et. al. (2017). Norway across the centuries. In concert programme: Northern Winds, Nordic Early Music, 1140–1810. UCLA Early Music Ensemble, 03.06.2017, Powell Rotunda, p. 6.
Rolfhamre, R. (2017). The language of Early Music performance: A proposition on how to connect words and instrumental music. Musical Times, Vol. 158, no. 1938, pp. 81–92. Peer-reviewed.
Rolfhamre, R. (2016).Embellishing lute music:Using the Renaissance Italianpassaggipractice as a model and pedagogical tool for an increased improvisation vocabulary in the Baroque style.Danish Musicology Online, Special Edition: 17th Nordic Musicological Congress, pp. 119–138. Invited article. URL: http://www.danishmusicologyonline.dk/arkiv/arkiv_dmo/dmo_saernummer_2016/dmo_saernummer_2016_NMC_12.pdf
Rolfhamre, R. (2016, 26 September) Vi må belønne institusjonene som driver med kunstnerisk forskning. Forskning.no. Feature story. URL: http://forskning.no/meninger/kronikk/2016/09/vi-ma-belonne-institusjonene-som-driver-med-kunstnerisk-forskning
Rolfhamre, R. (2016). Glem den høyverdige musikken.Agderpostenn, Friday 23 September 2016, p. 19. Feature story.
Rolfhamre, R. (2016). A case study of the colascione from an idiomatics perspective. Article. Lutezine, no. 114, pp. 33-47.
Rolfhamre, R. (2015). Baroque-lute-scales: a supplement to the Lernui-methodology.Lutezine, no. 114, pp. 33-47.
Rolfhamre, R. (2015).Lernui: CAGED transcribed for an efficient, easy three-chord-system for advanced play and improvisation on the baroque-lute.Lutezine, no. 113, pp. 36-43.
Rolfhamre, R. (2014). Dissecting transformation: towards a biology of recorded lute sound.Studia musicologica Norvegica 40, pp. 43-62. Peer-reviewed.
Rolfhamre, R. (2013). Compact Disc(losure): some thoughts on the synthesis of recording technology and baroque lute music research.Acta musicologica LXXXV/2, pp.245-256. Peer-reviewed.
Mathiesen, T. (2008).Johan Henrich Freithoff - Norges største barokkomponist?Musikkpedagogen (3); OMLF, pp 6-8.
Rolfhamre, R. (2004). Ur mörker kommer ljus: Liten gitarrakademi 2004, Ingesunds musikhögskola.Gitarr & Luta 37, no. 3, pp. 6-7
Rolfhamre, R. (2004). Att vara där.Gitarr & Luta 37, no. 1, p. 4
Rolfhamre, Robin. (2016). Talentutvikingsprogrammet Unge musikere.Talentuviklingsworkshop. 2016-09-29, CoWorx, Kristiansand.
Rolfhamre, Robin. (2016). ‘Who am I?’ Individuality as focus in higher music education.Symposium:‘In Sync?: Music, teaching and learning in higher music education.’ 2016-08-31 – 2016-09-01 University of Agder and CEMPE/Norwegian Academy of Music, Kristiansand.
Rolfhamre, R. (2016). ‘Getting noticed: Strategies and thoughts on creating a name and finding your uniqueness as a musician.’ Public lecture, 2016-02-12, University of Agder, Norway.
Rolfhamre, R. (2016). ‘The language of sound.’Guest-lecture, Narrative course, 2016-01-18, Noroff University College.
Rolfhamre, R. (2015). ‘Approaching Early Modern music: Perspectives on lute music and craftsmanship.’ University of Agder’s Library’s Lecture Series. 2015-10-14. University of Agder, Norway. Invited speaker. Streamed through UiA TV (http://www.uia.no/student/live-streaming-fra-uia/uia-tv). Videorecording available through: http://cdnapi.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/1484431/uiconf_id/28551341/entry_id/0_81bswsjd/embed/dynamic
Rolfhamre, R. (2015). ‘Lutes, music and the musician in a seventeenth-century-context.’ Music-history, Course MU-149, 2015-10-08, University of Agder, Norway. Invited speaker.
Rolfhamre, R. (2015). ‘Artistic research and the unknown: Thoughts on researching performance-practice based on instruments.’ 2015-09-28.Ansgar University College and Theological Seminary (Ansgar Teologiske Høgskole), Norway. Invited speaker.
Rolfhamre, R. (2015). ‘Science and interpretation’. Open guest-lecture, 2015-08-31, Noroff University College.
Rolfhamre, R. (2015). ‘Music business and copyright’. Guest-lecture, course:SO4 - Game Assets 3 & Character 2, 2015-03-09, Noroff University College.
Rolfhamre, R. (2015). ‘What is sound?’. Guest-lecture, course:SO4 - Game Assets 3 & Character 2, 2015-03-03, Noroff University College.
Rolfhamre, R. (2015). ‘Sound and characters (ii): Group relations – from psychology to performativity’. Guest-lecture, course:SO4 - Game Assets 3 & Character 2, 2015-02-24, Noroff University College.
Rolfhamre, R. (2015). ‘Sound and characters (i): Creating an individual – from psychology to performativity’. Guest-lecture, course:SO4 - Game Assets 3 & Character 2, 2015-02-23, Noroff University College.
Rolfhamre, R. (2015). ‘Music in games’. Guest-lecture, course:SO4 - Game Assets 3 & Character 2, 2015-02-16, Noroff University College.
Rolfhamre, R. (2015). ‘Audio design’. Guest-lecture, course:SO4 - Game Assets 3 & Character 2, 2015-02-02, Noroff University College.
Rolfhamre, R. (2015). ‘Film-music-history’. Guest-lecture, course:SO4 - Game Assets 3 & Character 2, 2015-02-03, Noroff University College.
Rolfhamre, R. (2014). ‘French seventeenth century opera: The politics of a lute accompanist’. OPERA - The Multimodality of Opera: The Constitution, Development and Performance of Early Modern Opera. Seminar. 2014-05-04 - 2014-05-08, Biblioteca Comunale, Palazzo Bruschi-Falgari, Tarquina, Italy.
Rolfhamre, R. (2013). ‘What is sound?’ Guest-lecture, course:SO4 - Game Assets 3 & Character 2, 2013-12-10, Noroff University College.
Rolfhamre, R. (2013). ‘Music, sound and games: On creativity, balance and production’. Guest-lecture, course:SO4 - Game Assets 3 & Character 2, 2013-12-09, Noroff University College.
Rolfhamre, R. (2013). ‘Making sound matter: On sound-design, foley and music’. Guest-lecture, course:SO4 - Game Assets 3 & Character 2, 2013-12-03, Noroff University College.
Rolfhamre, R. (2013). ‘Film-music-history and reflections’. Guest-lecture, course:SO4 - Game Assets 3 & Character 2, 2013-12-02, Noroff University College.
Rolfhamre, R. (2012). ‘Some basic approaches to popular music analysis’. Teacher conference, 2012-05-09 - 2012-05-11, Noroff.
Rolfhamre, R. (2011). ‘Lute Music in Early Modern Europe’. EMRG Conference in Early Modern Studies, 2011-09-21 - 2011-09-23 University of Agder.
Rolfhamre, R. (2016). ‘Performing artistic research in Early Modern genres and to have an academic career as a lute scholar.’ Arts in contexts — in between practices Conference 2016-06-06 – 2016-06-08 University of Agder. Peer-reviewed.
Rolfhamre, R. (2016). ‘Concert introduction and perspectives on Early Music.’ Viatoribus (Basel) and Kristiansand Chathedral Choir, 31-03-2016, Kristiansand Cathedral.
Rolfhamre, R. (2015). ‘Embellishing La Guitarre Royalle: on experimenting with the Italian passagi practice in Francisco Corbetta’s music.’Nordic Musicological Congress, 2015-08-11 - 2015-08-14, Aalborg University, Denmark. Peer-reviewed.
Rolfhamre, R. (2014). ‘Sexy ornaments: Can we tell gender from lute-tablatures?’ Medieval and Renaissance music conference, 2014-07-03 - 2014-07-06 University of Birmingham, UK. Peer-reviewed.
Panelist. ‘The portfolio musician’ (2016). Symposium:‘In Sync?: Music, teaching and learning in higher music education.’ 2016-08-31 – 2016-09-01 University of Agder and CEMPE/Norwegian Academy of Music, Kristiansand.Rolfhamre, R. (2016). ‘Translating the Early Modern musician: From historical past to contemporary practice and practise.’ 2016-08-17, Academic year’s opening event, University of Agder. Invited speaker.
Rolfhamre, R. Moderator:Kullberg, J. ‘Dialogical Composition’ (2015). Artistic Research Forum 2015, 2015-10-20, University of Agder.
Early Modern and Medieval studies, Artistic Research, Critical Musicology, Lute instruments, Psychology, Inter-disciplinary Studies, Cultural studies, Technology, Perception.
Robin Rolfhamre. Ego sum (EMK – EMK028) to be published by EMK in 2017, CD/online.
Robin Rolfhamre. Cantigas de Santa Maria | Alfonso X (1221–1248) (EMK – EMK027) 2016, CD/online.
Robin Rolfhamre, Therese Winther Hagir, Roy Tommy Eriksen.Io e lei (EMK – EMK022) 2015, CD/Online.
Maria Njerve Borgenvik. Unclear. ‘Manjobo’, 2014. SoundCloud, online single, https://soundcloud.com/maria-njerve-borgenvik/unclear(accessed 3 June 2015)
Robin Rolfhamre.Robot Pop (Rolfhamre Productions/Distrokid -UPC: 840090030859) 2014, online EP
Guillemots.Hello Land (The state51Conspiracy - CON150CD) 2012, CD/online
Norwegian flute ensemble.From Norway(EMK - EMK014) 2012, CD/online
Sjung hjerte.Sjung Hjerte(Sjung Hjerte - SH01) 2010, CD
Robin Rolfhamre.Baroque Lute Music(Rolfhamre Productions - RPCD 001) 2009, CD/online
Reaching out(University of Agder - UiA0901) 2009, CD
Lycka är glädje, Glädje är musik(Haninge Kommunala Musikskola) 2006, CD
Landmark, K. and Tellefsen, O. (2016)Svartedauen — da Norge gikk under. Norway: To be aired on NRK in 2016. Lutenist-actor for the nobility.
Sørlandet tattoo(2011)Sørlandet tattoo 2011. Norway: Sørlandet tattoo. Conductor.
Poland, France, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and on Swedish and Norwegian Television
KiK – Culture in Context (since 2014)
CIMENTO: The Multimodality of Early Modern Opera (since 2014)
Early Modern Research Group (participator since 2012)
Noroff University College research team (2014–2016)
Multimodality and Cultural Change (Multikul) (participator 2012–2016)
Royal Musical Association (member, 2013–2016); IASPM Norden (member since 2012–2016); FUF - Foreningen Unge Forskere (society of young scientists in Norway).
Norwegian Association for Classical Guitar (board member since 2015)
SLOG - Centre for lute and guitar studies, University of Agder (member since 2013)
Ny Musikk Kristiansand (Norwegian section of ISCM; board member 2007 - 2011)
Gitano - Kristiansand Guitar club (board member 2005 - 2010)
Swedish Guitar and Lute Society (board member 2003 - 2008)
See also: luttpasorlandet.com (in Norwegian)
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