Eivind Buene


Eivind Buene (b. Oslo 1973) studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music from 1992 to 1998 and is currently working as a freelance composer in Oslo. He has received commissions from among others Ensemble Intercontemporain, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Fondation Royaumont and a variety of Scandinavian orchestras and ensembles.

Apart from writing music for soloists, ensembles and orchestras, Buene also frequently engages in collaborations with improvising musicians, developing music in the cross-section between classical notation and improvisation.

Buenes music has been performed at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall in NY, Berlin Philharmonic Hall and Centre Pompidou in Paris, and he is currently working on an opera for the new opera house in Oslo.

In addition to music, Buene has written music critique and essays. He made his literary debut with the novel Enmannsorkester in 2010, and has since published another novel and a collection of essays. A new work for two actors and orchestra will be premiered at the Ultima festival in 2014, a work for which Buene has written both music and text.