Torbjørn Eftestøl

TorbjTorbjornEftestolørn Eftestøl (1978) lives in Oslo, Norway where he works as a pianist, teacher of piano, music history and philosophy at a Waldorf high school, and as a writer. He studied music (MA) in Oslo and Berlin, philosophy (MA) at Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy as well as anthroposophy with Yeshayahu Ben-Aharon. His work focuses on the intersection between art and philosophy as contemporary means for recreating and reconfiguring the relation between thinking and the body. In this he employs the work done by Rudolf Steiner and Yeshayahu Ben-Aharon on the so called Cognitive Yoga, the concept of transcendental empiricism developed by Gilles Deleuze as well as his own experience from years of practise with music and studying philosophy. In his present work he aims to produce an understanding of the seven stages of artistic becoming presented in The Event in Science, History Philosophy & Art as they have occurred in his own work with philosophy and music. Torbjørn has played with a number of ensembles and soloists, among them Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra, Asamisimasa, Silvia Moi and Karin Hellqvist. He has released one album with his experimental duo koan, initiated and arranged four Lista Art and Event summer installation/seminar at the Lista Lighthouse Gallery, as well as co-founded the concert series Apropos in Oslo where he played with his ensemble The Chamber Chameleons.