Bjørn Fongaard

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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 Contemporary Music From Norway — Bjørn Fongaard 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
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836 896 DSY Musique Électronique Norvégienne — Bjørn Fongaard Nordheim*, Janson*, Fongaard* Nordheim*, Janson*, Fongaard* - Musique Électronique Norvégienne Philips 836 896 DSY France 1968 Sell This Version
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CSDS 1088, 2 YSB 1088 Nordiska Musikdagar 1968 Nordic Music Days Vol.3 — Bjørn Fongaard 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) His Master's Voice, Odeon CSDS 1088, 2 YSB 1088 Sweden 1969 Sell This Version
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6507 034 Contemporary Music From Norway — Bjørn Fongaard 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
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6507.055 Contemporary Music From Norway — Bjørn Fongaard 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
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6578 101 Sonata Op. 110 No. 1 / Variantes Multi-Métriques Pour Piano / Peer Gynt Suite II — Bjørn Fongaard 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
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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
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OF062 Works For Clarinet And Contrabass — Bjørn Fongaard Bjørn Fongaard Works For Clarinet And Contrabass(LP, Album) Øra Fonogram OF062 Norway 2014 Sell This Version
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ACD5068 Galaxe — Bjørn Fongaard Bjørn Fongaard Galaxe(2xCD, Album) Aurora (5) ACD5068 Norway 2015 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

Plate nr. 13 Visen - En Gave 13 — Bjørn Fongaard Elin Prøysen, Bjørn Fongaard Elin Prøysen, Bjørn Fongaard - Visen - En Gave 13(7", EP) Chr. Brynildsen & Co. AS Plate nr. 13 Norway 1976 Sell This Version
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EPANS 66 En av dagene — Bjørn Fongaard Adolf Fjalsett, Bjørn Fongaard Adolf Fjalsett, Bjørn Fongaard - En av dagene(7", EP) Ansgar EPANS 66 Norway Unknown Sell This Version
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Compilations

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