Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ingolv Haaland

Professor of Popular Music Studies, University of Agders, Norway

Professor of Popular Music Studies, University of Agders, Norway

Norwegian Associate Professor Dr. Ingolv Haaland (b.1973) is a composer, arranger, pianist and scholar who have collaborated with independent artists, musicians and academic institutions in Southeast Asia and The Middle East since 2006.

He has a master in popular music performance (2010) and published his PhD thesis Intercultural Musical CollaborationTowards A Global Sound (2020) as an innovative stand-alone webpage ( combining artistic research and popular musicology.

Haaland has a particular interest in Thai Traditional Music Instruments and are collaborating with Thai, Southeast Asian and Arabic artists on how to compose and perform new and innovative soundscapes rooted in the respective cultures.

Haaland has published six albums since 2009 and in 2019 he received the Norwegian National Grant as a composer.

Haaland is currently employed at the Department of Popular Music, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Agder, Norway.

He is an active member in the network organisations SEADOM and IASPM-SEA and have lectured in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Lebanon and Palestine.