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 shown through his 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. Between 2016–2018, he was appointed Editor in Chief for Norwegian Journal of Musicology Online (now renamed: Norwegian eJournal of Music Research; Editorial Board Member since 2018), and between 2015–2018, he was Editorial Board Member of 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 an elected member of the Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters.
He is involved in several projects and organisations, such as the REMP: Reconfiguring Early Modern Performance (Organiser), Early Modern and Modern Research Group and the Arts in Context research platform. As practising performer and scholar alike, he has three main focus areas:
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.
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My research specialises in Early Music, performance practice, self-expressiveness, communication, philosophy 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.
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