Born 1961. Lives in Bergen. Graduated as pianist and composer from the Grieg Academy in Bergen. Has worked in various styles of music, though concentrating on improvised and contemporary music, often investigating the boundaries between improvisation and composed music. His work list spans from chamber music to orchestra and opera. His music has been regularly performed on concerts and at festivals in Norway and abroad and he also been bestowed with Norwegian and international prizes.
A selection of works: Kahiros (opera). Someone is Going to Come (opera). Veslefrikk (family opera). Movements (sinfonietta). Transit (sinfonietta). Continue (orchestra). Chaconne (flute, harp, orchestra). Gardens of Hokkaido (piano, orchestra). Graffiti (brass band).
Link to Knut Vaage’s site at mic.no (biography, work list, recordings and articles):