Background and activities

Historian and musicologist specializing on the history of 20th century music and technology. PhD dissertation on the electroacoustic music of the Norwegian composer Arne Nordheim. Written books on the history of NTNU and on IT history. 

Teaching

  • 20th century music
  • Musicals
  • Film music

Other

Editor at Store norske leksikon (The Great Norwegian Encyclopedia). 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Books

  • Brandt, Thomas; Nordal, Ola. (2010) Turbulens og tankekraft. Historien om NTNU. Pax Forlag. 2010. ISBN 9788253033488.
  • Nordal, Ola. (2010) Verktøy og vitenskap. Datahistorien ved NTNU. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2010. ISBN 9788251926102.
  • Wittje, Roland; Nordal, Ola. (2005) Universitetshistoriske samlinger ved NTNU - Rapport over kartleggingen av vitenskaps- og teknologihistoriske gjenstander og samlinger ved NTNU: perspektivet for bevaring og tilgjengeliggjøring for forskning, undervisning og formidling. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2005. ISBN 8251920922. Forum for kunnskapshistorie, skriftserie (4).

Part of book/report

  • Nordal, Ola. (2016) The sound sculpture Ode to Light – Arne Nordheim’s first project at the Studio Eksperymentalne. Between National Identity and a Community of Cultures.
  • Nordal, Ola. (2013) Ingen -ismer for meg, takk! - Et portrett av komponisten som ung mann. Arne Nordheim. ingen -ismer for meg takk!.
  • Nordal, Ola. (2013) Ode til lyset - En samtidskunstdetektivhistorie. Arne Nordheim. ingen -ismer for meg takk!.
  • Nordal, Ola. (2009) Tool or Science? The History of Computing at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. History of Nordic Computing 2: Second IFIP WG 9.7 Conference, HiNC2, Turku, Finland, August 2007, Revised Selected Papers.
  • Suominen, Jaakko; Antila, Kimmo; Blom, Peter; Nordal, Ola; Penninkangas, Outi. (2009) IT Museums and Related Projects in the Nordic Countries: Summary of a Panel Discussion. History of Nordic Computing 2: Second IFIP WG 9.7 Conference, HiNC2, Turku, Finland, August 2007, Revised Selected Papers.
  • Nordal, Ola. (2006) GIER - a computer revolution in a wardrobe. The birth of digital computing at the Norwegian Insitute of Technology in 1962. East and West. The Common European Heritage: Proceedings of the XXV Scientific Instrument Symposium, Jagiellonian University Museum, Krakow, Poland, 10-14 September 2006.

Report/dissertation

  • Nordal, Ola; Andersen, Håkon With. (2005) Akustisk laboratorium ved NTH/SINTEF Om utbyggingen av anvendt akustisk forskning i Norge, 1948 – 1965. 2005.