Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments

I would like to thank the Norwegian Artistic Program for accepting my participation in their program. Thereby giving me the opportunity to work wholeheartedly on my artistic research project. I would like to thank the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) for their kindness to offer me their in-house facilities support and knowledge. Especially the Department of Music and its Music Technology (MusTech). Professor Øyvind Brandtsegg of NTNU thank you for your supervision and ever inspiring inputs. Secondary supervisors Mikael Fernstrøm of the University of Limerick and Wayne Siegel at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus thank you for our brainstorm meetings and advice. The staff at NOTAM (the Norwegian Center for Technology in Music and the Arts), thank you for the time spent there. Especially Asbjørn Blokkum Flø and Thom Johansen for Max/MSP programming assistance.

Conductor Halldis Rønning thank you for your positive attitude and understanding. Trine Knutsen, Michael Frances Dutch, Espen Aalberg and other members of the Trondheim Sinfonietta thank you for your time and patience.Other thanks go to poet and editor Sandy Goldbeck-Wood, senior advisor Jøran Rudi, conductor Catherine Winnes. The staff at Music Technology thank you for your enjoyable company.

Last but not least I want to thank my wife Gunnhildur Gunnarsdottir and the rest of the family for their support and love.