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Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen

Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

School of Natural Science, Technology and Environmental Studies

Leave of absence until 2018-01-14, reference

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Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen
Senior Lecturer
Alfred Nobels allé 7
Södertörns Högskola
MD 375 Moas Båge

I have a crossdisciplinary background in pedagogy, music science and music technology. My thesis work aimed at modeling and describing scratch music in the context of expressive musical interfaces.

My continued research focus is on music and expressivity, and particularly how music technology and interaction with sound can enrich peoples lives and be employed in training. I am active as teacher and supervisor and have supervised around 50–60 students at Master and Bachelor levels, both at KTH, Södertörn University, Konstfack and Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, and I am co-supervisor to one doctoral student at KTH.


  • Associate Professor in Media Technology at Södertörn University
  • Researcher in Sound and Music Computing at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Research interests

I am active in several research areas: rehabilitation aided by interaction with sound, training of physical skills using music and gamification, new interfaces for musical expression, the turntable as a musical instrument, computer-assisted tutoring for musical instrument learning, sonification of measured data such as body motion and gestures, expressiveness and emotion in music, and training of and motivation towards using hearing through active listening.


2015 Docent in Media Technology. Södertörn University.

2014 Pedagogy for eduaction at university level (15 ECTS). KTH.

2010 Doctor of Technology in Speech and music communication. KTH, Dep. of Speech, music and hearing.

2000 Master in musicology. NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.

1999 Bachelor with additional courses, Teacher education. Høgskolen i Sør-Trøndelag (HiST).

Profile pages

KTH profile


Google Scholar




Personal homepage (http://www.speech.kth.se/(tilde)kjetil) includes full bibliography and link to pdfs

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