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Eivind Buene

Eivind Buene (b. 1973) studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music, going on to a two-year appointment as composer-in-residence with the Oslo Sinfonietta. A freelance composer since 2000, he has written for ensembles such as Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Musikfabrik, London Sinfonietta and a number of Scandinavian orchestras. Buene also frequently engages in collaborations with improvising musicians, developing music in the cross-section between classical notation and improvisation. His music has been performed at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonie and Centre Pompidou. Works by Eivind Buene appear on numerous recordings, and he was awarded Spellemannprisen (a ‘Norwegian Grammy’) in 2012. Since 2015 he has been assistant professor in composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music. In addition to music, Buene has written music critique and essays, and he has also published three novels to date. For more information on Eivind Buene, please visit his website.


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