Bjørn Fongaard

Also known as Björn Fongaard, Composer, The, Fongaard

Profile of the performer Bjørn Fongaard: 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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# Release cover Release title Tracks amount Download release in mp3? Official release date Label of release
1 Bjørn Fongaard - Contemporary Music From Norway Contemporary Music From Norway 7 mp3 Download release MP3 Contemporary Music From Norway 1973 Philips
2 Nordiska Musikdagar 1968 Nordic Music Days Vol.3 4 mp3 Download release MP3 Nordiska Musikdagar 1968 Nordic Music Days Vol.3 1969
3 Elektrofoni: Works For Micro Intervallic Guitar 1965-1978 31 mp3 Download release MP3 Elektrofoni: Works For Micro Intervallic Guitar 1965-1978 2010 Prisma Records
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