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Ingolv Haaland

Ingolv Haaland

Norwegian Associate Professor Dr. Ingolv Haaland (b.1973) is a composer, arranger, pianist and scholar who have collaborated with independent artists, musicians and academic institutions in Southeast Asia and The Middle East since 2006.


Haaland published his PhD thesis Intercultural Musical Collaboration–Towards A Global Sound (2020) as an innovative stand-alone webpage ( combining artistic research and popular musicology, with intertwined timelines. He holds a master in popular music performance (2010).


Haaland has a particular interest in Asian Traditional Music Instruments and are collaborating with Thai, Southeast Asian and Arabic artists on how to compose and perform new and innovative soundscapes rooted in the respective cultures.


As a recording artist and producer he has published six albums since 2009 and received the Norwegian National Grant as a composer (2019).


Haaland is currently employed at the Department of Popular Music, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Agder, Norway. He is also a visiting professor at the College of Music, Mahidol University, Thailand, and a permanent member in their International Advisory Council.


He is an active member in the network organisations SEADOM and IASPM-SEA and have lectured in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Lebanon and Palestine.

University of Agder, Norway 

and Mahidol University, Thailand


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