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Geir Øystein Lysne


Jazz, Improvised Music and Traditional Nordic Folk Music Department

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Research Areas / Expertise

  • Composition
  • Arranging
  • Rhythmic music in large ensembles



  • Norwegian Academy of Music
  • Privat lessons
  • Learning by doing

Professional experience

Composer and conductor for:

  • Geir Lysne Listening Ensemble, Oslo (N)
  • North Deutscher Rundfunk Big Band, Hamburg (Ty)
  • Hessischer Rundfunk Big Band, Frankfurt (Ty)
  • Danmarks radio Big Band, København (Dk)
  • Aarhus Jazz Orchestra, Aarhus (Dk)
  • UMO Jazz Orchestra, Helsinki (F)
  • Reykjavik Big Band (Is)
  • Trondheim jazzorkester (N)
  • The Orchestra, København (Dk)
  • Det norske blåseensemble, Halden (N)
  • Store norske orkester for jazz, (Denada) Oslo (N)
  • Store Stygga, Stockholm (Sv)
  • Forsvarets stabsmusikk, Oslo (N)
  • Luftforsvarets musikkorps, Trondheim (N)
  • Forsvarets musikkorps Vestlandet, Bergen (N)
  • Forsvarets musikkorps Nord-Norge, Harstad (N)
  • Kongelige norske marines musikkorps, Horten (N)
  • Slesvigske militærkorps, Hederslev, (Dk)

Recent activities

  • Received an Echo award with Stefano Bollani, Jeff Ballard and NDR Big Band, 2013
  • Curator for «Real-Time Music» for The Norwegian Wind Ensemble, 2013-2015
  • «Composer in Residence» at Musikhochschule Luzern in Switzerland, 2013-2014


  • Crossing the line: Collective improvisation and artistic ownership in The Norwegian Wind Ensemble Brit Ågot Brøske ,  Geir Lysne 2019
  • Crossing the line. Orchestra music without composer or conductor Brit Ågot Brøske ,  Geir Lysne 2017
  • Crossing the line. Orchestra music without composer or conductor. Brit Ågot Brøske ,  Geir Lysne 2017
  • Residents' attitudes to tourists visiting their mosques: a case study from Istanbul, Turkey Geir Lysne 2016
  • Obstfelder Petter Frost Fadnes ,  Geir Lysne ,  Gunhild Seim ,  Didrik Ingvaldsen ,  Ståle Birkeland ,  Vidar Schanche 2016
  • Trondheim Jazzorkester bestillingsverk Geir Lysne ,  Dag Mattis Kleppen 2005
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