Artistic Research

About artistic research at NTNU department of music

The faculty at the department of music are engaged in performing and creative activity. Both in  quality and quantity the department makes it's mark on the national and international scene.

Most of the artistic research at the department deal with performing issues. The issues in question could be refining one's excisting practise and developing new forms of musical performance. This could be related to the development of new instruments and technologies, but also dealing with a more traditional genre-based expression. The work often involves interdisciplinary questions that naturally links it to other disciplines within both the humanities and NTNU's more technically related fields. 

Several of our faculty members at the department are artistic directors of an array of festivals.

Artistic research at the department of music can be devided into the categories classical performance, improvisation, music technology and composition, in addition to combinations of these.



YouTube: Øyvind Gimse and TrondheimSolistene's recording of REFLECTIONS summer 2015.

Eldbjørg Raknes

Eldbjørg Raknes & Oscar Grönberg

YouTube: Eldbjørg Raknes and Oscar Grönberg, JazzExpo at Dokkhuset, Trondheim 18 November 2015.

Nash Ensemble

Nash Ensemble

YouTube: Brahms with Marianne Thorsen and Nash Ensemble, Trondheim 25 September 2015.


T-EMP Ensemble

Vimeo: T-EMP with guests, Rockheim in Trondheim 29 August 2012.

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra

YouTube: Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Eirik Hegdal and Joshua Redman, Live in Sevilla 29 March 2016.

Trygve Brøske

Oslo Kammerakademi

Vimeo: Oslo Kammerakademi with Trygve Brøske's political satire «G8», 2016.