Professor dr. philos. Per Dahl (b. 1952) studied at the University of Trondheim, Norway (musicology, philosophy and psychology), and has been working in Stavanger since 1979 (Music Conservatoire, now Department of Music and Dance). He is consultant to The Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound (1985-). He was rector at Stavanger University College (2000-2003). After finishing his dissertation at the University of Stavanger in 2006 (Title: Jeg elsker Dig! Lytterens argument. Grammofoninnspillinger av Edvard Griegs opus 5 nr.3, he has written three books: Anvendt musikkestetikk. /Applied music aesthetics (2008) and Verkanalysen som fortolkningsarena/Music analysis as an arena of interpretation (2011) and Music and Knowledge. A Performer’s Perspective now released at Sense Publishers. He is head of a researcher group focusing on Practitioner Knowledge in Music and Dance. He is member of IMS Directorium.