Ivar  Frounberg

Ivar Frounberg

(1950-)

Ivar Frounberg originally  graduated as an organist and did not start his career as a serious composer until late in life. He studied composition with Niels Viggo Bentzon and Ib Nørholm at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen and with Morton Feldman in Buffalo, USA. His studies in composition in 1979 at Siena, Italy, with Iannis Xenakis resulted in a fundamental change in Ivar Frounberg's view of music, and they made him withdraw most of his works dating before 1980. His oeuvre comprises all genres: solo works, chamber music, works for choirs and orchestras, electroacoustic music and orchestral music with or without soloist, and his works have been performed numerous times both in Denmark and abroad.

Ivar Frounberg was one of the first Danish composers who had a keen interest in the potential of computers and their ability to treat musical material “live”. It is a crucial part of his compositional creed to regard the computer as a tool and not an aim in itself. At the present time Ivar Frounberg is professor of composition at the Music College in Oslo, Norway, and he used to be a lecturer in composition, electro-acoustic music and the computer usage at Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Between 1999 and 2001 he was a member of the committee for classical music appointed by the Danish Arts Foundation.

Available Works

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  1. Hildringstime

    2004 • Ivar Frounberg

    7+ Instruments

  2. ...af en asylants dagbog

    2004 • Ivar Frounberg

    7+ Instruments

  3. Orion

    2004 • Ivar Frounberg

    Solo

  4. ...while oft unseen

    2004 • Ivar Frounberg

    7+ Instruments

  5. Aestetische Theorie

    2004 • Ivar Frounberg

    7+ Instruments

  6. Three of Four Expressions in Four Movements

    2001 • Ivar Frounberg

    Solo

  7. Prélude – Voyage – Jotunheim

    2002 • Ivar Frounberg

    7+ Instruments

  8. 5 essays over tid

    2001 • Ivar Frounberg

    2-6 Instruments

  9. Ilerqorsutin

    1978 • Ivar Frounberg

    7+ Instruments

  10. Saxo

    2000 • Ivar Frounberg

    Solo

  11. Voyelles “O” + “U”

    1999 • Ivar Frounberg

    7+ Instruments

  12. NU

    1998 • Ivar Frounberg

    Orchestra

  13. Hydra

    1996 • Ivar Frounberg

    Solo

  14. ...to arrive where we started

    1993 • Ivar Frounberg

    7+ Instruments

  15. et punkts anatomi

    1995 • Ivar Frounberg

    2-6 Instruments

  16. Las armonias de la noche profunda

    1995 • Ivar Frounberg

    Solo

  17. Drømmespor

    1997 • Ivar Frounberg

    Solo

  18. ...quasi una sonata

    1996 • Ivar Frounberg

    Solo

  19. Hoodoos

    1996 • Ivar Frounberg

    2-6 Instruments

  20. Time and the Bell

    1990 • Ivar Frounberg

    Solo

  21. A Dirge. “Other Echoes Inhabit the Garden”

    1988 • Ivar Frounberg

    Solo

  22. A Dirge:“Other Echoes Inhabit the Garden”

    1988 • Ivar Frounberg

    Orchestra

  23. Embryo

    1985 • Ivar Frounberg

    7+ Instruments

  24. Multiple Forms

    1986 • Ivar Frounberg

    Orchestra

  25. 5 Echoes of a Sonata

    1978 • Ivar Frounberg

    2-6 Instruments

  26. SHâTaLè

    1992 • Ivar Frounberg

    7+ Instruments

  27. “D”

    1986 • Ivar Frounberg

    2-6 Instruments

  28. Drei-Klang

    1982 • Ivar Frounberg

    2-6 Instruments




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