Bjørn Fongaard

Profile:
Bjørn Fongaard (1919 - 1980, Oslo, Norway) was a guitarist and a composer. He studied at Oslo Conservatory of Music with Per Steenberg, Sigurd Islandsmoen, Bjarne Brustad and Karl Andersen.

He remains famous for his quarter-tone guitar which could be applied to modal and major/minor tonality as well as to any other tonal system, regardless of the number of intervals into which the octave was divided. He further built another guitar able to produce any interval - whether the octave was divided into 12, 24 or even an endless number of steps - for which he composed a series of works: Galaxy, Homo Sapiens, Genesis.
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Albums

839 248 AY Bjørn Fongaard - Contemporary Music From Norway album art Egil Hovland / Bjørn Fongaard / Finn Mortensen / Knut Nystedt / Fartein Valen Egil Hovland / Bjørn Fongaard / Finn Mortensen / Knut Nystedt / Fartein Valen - Contemporary Music From Norway(LP, Album) Philips 839 248 AY Norway 1967 Sell This Version
CSDS 1088, 2 YSB 1088 Bjørn Fongaard - Nordiska Musikdagar 1968 Nordic Music Days Vol.3 album art Poul Rovsing Olsen / Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson* / Arne Mellnäs / Björn Fongaard* Poul Rovsing Olsen / Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson* / Arne Mellnäs / Björn Fongaard* - Nordiska Musikdagar 1968 Nordic Music Days Vol.3(LP) EMI, Odeon CSDS 1088, 2 YSB 1088 Sweden 1969 Sell This Version
LS 86061 Bjørn Fongaard - Response: Electronic Music From Norway album art Nordheim*, Alfred Janson, Bjørn Fongaard Nordheim*, Alfred Janson, Bjørn Fongaard - Response: Electronic Music From Norway(LP) Limelight LS 86061 US 1970 Sell This Version
6507 034 Bjørn Fongaard - Contemporary Music From Norway album art Arne Nordheim / Sigurd Berge / Bjørn Fongaard Arne Nordheim / Sigurd Berge / Bjørn Fongaard - Contemporary Music From Norway(LP) Philips 6507 034 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
6507.055 Bjørn Fongaard - Contemporary Music From Norway album art Bjørn Fongaard, Magne Hegdal, Kåre Kolberg, Ketil Sæverud Bjørn Fongaard, Magne Hegdal, Kåre Kolberg, Ketil Sæverud - Contemporary Music From Norway(LP) Philips 6507.055 Norway 1977 Sell This Version
6578 101 Bjørn Fongaard - Sonata Op. 110 No. 1 / Variantes Multi-Métriques Pour Piano / Peer Gynt Suite II album art Bjørn Fongaard, Edvard Hagerup Bull, Harald Sæverud Bjørn Fongaard, Edvard Hagerup Bull, Harald Sæverud - Sonata Op. 110 No. 1 / Variantes Multi-Métriques Pour Piano / Peer Gynt Suite II(LP) Philips 6578 101 Norway 1978 Sell This Version
NCD-B 4957, NCD B 4957 Sigurd Berge / Bjørn Fongaard / Edvard Hagerup Bull / Oddvar S. Kvam / Finn Arnestad Sigurd Berge / Bjørn Fongaard / Edvard Hagerup Bull / Oddvar S. Kvam / Finn Arnestad - Berge - Fongaard - Bull - Kvam - Arnestad(CD, Album) Aurora (5), Aurora (5) NCD-B 4957, NCD B 4957 Norway 1988 Sell This Version
OF062 Bjørn Fongaard - Works For Clarinet And Contrabass album art Bjørn Fongaard Works For Clarinet And Contrabass(LP, Album) Øra Fonogram OF062 Norway 2014 Sell This Version

Compilations

PRISMA CD711 Bjørn Fongaard - Elektrofoni: Works For Micro Intervallic Guitar 1965-1978 album art Bjørn Fongaard Elektrofoni: Works For Micro Intervallic Guitar 1965-1978(3xCD, Comp + DVD, Comp) Prisma Records PRISMA CD711 Norway 2010 Sell This Version

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