Born in Sønderborg in 1943. Studied the flute in Århus and Copenhagen (Diploma), as well as the theory of music and the history of music (M.A.). He is a lecturer in the theory and history of music at the West Jutland Academy of Music in Esbjerg.
He was the leader of Holstebro Electronic Music Studio 1986-90, and is now the leader of the Electronic Music Studio at the West Jutland Academy of Music.
He is the author of Per Nørgårds Tonesøer (Per Nørgård's Tone Lakes) (1992). Since 1993, he has been the leader of the School of Electronic Music, a project involving distance-learning in musical arrangement and composition.
He conceived the idea of a website on the Danish composer, Rued Langgaard, and led the project throughout.
In cooperation with the National Institute for the Blind he has set up a new course in music for the blind and weak-sighted, called The Profile Music Course, which makes use of new technology.
Since 1980, he has composed electronic and instrumental music, including sound series for meditation and chamber music, such as Presenza and Seven Sections. Radii aurati (elektronic) is accompanied by a slide series showing the sky and clouds. The orchestral work, Tre skulpturer - musik til Robert Jacobsen (Three Sculptures - Music for Robert Jakobsen) is a musical description of three of the artist's sculptures. Taovisioner (1989) is electronic music to accompany the ten large Richard Mortensen paintings at the Trapholt Art Gallery in Kolding, where the music can be heard. Louisiana Lydbilleder (1993) is electronic music with computer graphics.
He has recently published a CD entitled THING WA - music inspired by a Tibetan prayer-wheel.
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