Curriculum vitae Per Dahl. Short version

Per Dahl (1952) phone +47 90951436 e-mail:

Professor Emeritus at Department of Music and Dance/Faculty of Performing Arts, University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway.

Consultant at Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound, Stavanger, Norway


2006 Dr.philos. University of Stavanger. Title of thesis: Jeg elsker Dig! Lytterens argument. Grammofoninnspillinger av Edvard Griegs opus 5 nr.3. (I love You! The listener's argument. Gramophone recordings of Edvard Grieg's opus 5 no.3.)

1971-77 Cand.philol Music, Philosophy and Psychology. University of Trondheim


2022-         Professor Emeritus Faculty of Performing Arts UiS

2012- 2022 Professor, Department of Music and Dance/Faculty of Performing Arts, UiS

2013-2015 Part-time (20%) professor at Music Conservatory University of Tromsø

2003-2012 Associate professor, Department of Music and Dance UiS

2000-2003 Rector at Stavanger University College (SUC)

1996-2000 Dean Department of Arts Education, SUC

1991-1994 Part-time lecturer in philosophy (ex.phil) at SUC

1988-1996 Associate professor at Rogaland Music Conservatory

1980-1988 Head of Studies at Rogaland Music Conservatory

1977-1979 Research fellow at University of Trondheim

1975-1977 Principal flautist Trøndelag Military Wind Ensemble

2019-22 Supervising a PhD-student (topic: Finn Mortensen's piano music)

General chair of IMS Intercongressual Symposium 2016 in Stavanger July 1-6.

Peer reviewer to IMS/IAML Conference in New York June 2015.

2012-16 Supervising a PhD-student (topic: Music Reading in young piano pupils)

Peer reviewer to Nordic Musicological Conference in Stockholm 2012 and Aalborg August 2015.

Member of Directorium of International Musicological Society 2012-22

Opponent at Norwegian Academy of Music PhD candidates K. Kjølberg (2010) and H. Blix (2012)

Chair of Norwegian Musicological Society (2009-21)

List of scientific publications


2022 Modes of Communication in Stravinsky's Works. Sign and Expression. Routledge. London

2019 Utøverkunnskap. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. Oslo

2017 Music and Knowledge. A Performer's Perspective. Sense Publishers. Rotterdam

2011 Verkanalysen som fortolkningsarena. Unipub. Oslo (Music analysis as interpretation).

2008 Anvendt musikkestetikk. En innføring Unipub Oslo. (Applied Music Aesthetic)

1993 Jeg elsker dig på 252 måter! Et sangerleksikon og en diskografi over grammofoninnspillinger av Edvard Griegs romanse opus 5 nr.3. Solum Oslo

Book chapter

2021 The Legacy of Stravinsky as Recorded History. In Stravinsky in Context (Ed. Graham Griffiths) Cambridge University Press

2019 Where Is the Essence of a Musical Work. In Of Essence and Context. Between Music and Philosophy. (Ed. R. Staneviciute. N. Zangwill. R. Povilioniene)

2019 Music Criticism in Norway. In Cambridge History of Music Criticism. (Ed: C. Dingle) Cambridge University Press.

2016 The Listener's Perspective. In Music and Sonic Art. Theories and Practices. (Ed. M. Dogotan-Dack) Submitted to Cambridge Scholar 2016

2015 Pater Noster. A Credo from Stravinsky? In Sociocultural Crossing and Borders. Musical Microhistories. Litjuanina Academy of Music and Theatre / IMS. Vilnius

Publications in journals with referee last years

2023 IN TUNE or Colonized Art? In PlaySpace, (Nov 2023) University of Stavanger, Norway

2023 Poco pesante. About Notation and Articulation. International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music Vol 54/2 (Dec 2023)

2023 The score and the performer's communication. Artistic freedom in a semiotic perspective. RATM (Journal for Music Analysis and Theory) Vol 54/2 (Dec 2023)

2016 Text, Identity and Belief in Stravinsky's Psalm Symphony. Danish Musicology Online DMO: 61-80.

2013 På kant med Kant. Et bekjennende essay. Studia Musicologica Norvegica nr.39 p 116-133.

2009 Grip mikrofonen? Intensitet og intimitet i Griegs Jeg elsker Dig! Studia Musicologica Norvegica nr.35 p 156-176.

2009 The rise and Fall of Literacy in Classical Music. Fontes Artis Musicae 56/1 p. 66-77

Refereed papers in international conferences

2023  Cultural Colonization: Opus 5 no.3 as a case study. Grieg Conference Bergen November 2023

2022 Stravinsky's Exiles and consequences for his notation practice. International Musicological Society Congress and Conference in Athens, August 2022

2022 Stravinsky; Three Periods but Two Styles? Music since 1900 Conference in Birmingham June 2022

2022 Modes of Communication in Narratives Grieg research School Summer course. Bergen June 2022

2021 Stages of the inner dialogue. Methodological aspects in interpreting music. Grieg Research School Autumn Course. Stavanger. November 30th- December 4th.

2019 Interpretation and execution in Stravinsky's recordings. Stravinsky between East and West conference St. Petersburg March 18.-20. 2019.

2018 The Transformation of a Nordic Romance to a German Lied. IMS-conference in St. Petersburg. 22-23 October 2018

2018 Modes of communication in classical music. Performance Studies Network Conference 2018. July 5.-8. NMH, Oslo.

2018 The Mirror Neuron System and Communication in Music. Cognitive Futures in the Arts and Humanities. The University of Kent. 1-4 July 2018

2017 Zbikowski's Conceptualizing Music Revisited.Grieg Research School. 28.11- 2.12 Bergen

2017 The Mirror Neuron System and Meaning Construction in Music. Umeå University. October 30- November 2. 2017.

2016 Where is the Essence of a Musical Work? Essence and Context: A Conference Between Music and Philosophy. Vilnius 31.8-3.9.2016

2015 Noen tekst-musikkrelasjoner i Stravinskijs Salmesymfoni. Nordisk musikkforskerkongress i Aalborg 11.-15.august 2015.

2015 Work, Identity and Interpretation in gramophone recordings of Jeg elsker Dig! Keynote at Grieg Society Conference in Bergen May 29.-31. 2015

2014 Changing Musical Identities through Re-orchestration. Fifth International Symposium on Music and Sonic Art. Practices and Theories. Karlsruhe 26-29 June 2014

2014 Musicology and Artistic Research: Two sides of the same coin? VIII Coloquio Internacional de Musicologia. I Conferancia de la Amsociacion Regional dela Sociedad International de Musicologia para America Latina y el Caribie. Havana 17-21 March 2014

2013 Pater Noster? A Credo from Stravinsky? Sociocultural Crossing and Borders. Litjuanina Academy of Music and Theatre / International Musicological Society Regional Conference in Vilnius 4-7 September 2013.

2013 Music reading as a creative practice in music performance. Performance Studies Network Second International Conference (CMPCP) Cambridge 4.4.- 7.4.2013.

2009 When the microphone enhances the intimacy of a German Lied. The art of record production. Cardiff 13.11.-15.11.2009

2009 Intimacy versus Intensity. The impact of the microphone on the interpretation of songs by Grieg. Conference: Grieg in the European context. Berlin 2009.

Other public activities

2003- 6-7 lectures (2 hours each) every year presenting one of the musical works to be performed at the next symphony concert (SSO), passing introduction number 100 in November 2016.

1992-2012 Writing program notes to Stavanger Symphony Orchestra Concerts covering 1143 different musical works (243 composers).

1991- Numerous pre-concert talks and other lectures (Stavanger, Haugesund, Feda, Kristiansund, Gøteborg,

1989-2011 Booklet notes to 15 CD productions (Simax, BIS, MTG)

1989-2001 Music critic in Stavanger Aftenblad (234 reviews)

1985- Lectures at the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound