Halvard Kausland

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Kausland in 1966

Halvard Magne Kausland (25 April 1945 – 21 December 2017) was a Norwegian jazz guitarist, composer and civil servant. He was born in Sund, Sotra, Norway.[1] Kausland was also a well-known jazz guitarist, having played in the band of Ole Paus among other things.[2] Kausland had been appointed as acting director of the Arts Council Norway from 1 November 1996 to 31 March 2000.[3][4]

From 1966 to 1979 he was married to Grethe Kausland.[5]

Kausland died of thyroid cancer in Oslo on 21 December 2017 at the age of 72.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kalgraf, Marit (23 June 2009). "Kunst for fred i den tredje verda". VestNytt (in Norwegian). p. 10.
  2. "Ole Paus turnerer med eget band" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 11 September 2009.
  3. "Halvard Kausland ny direktør i Kulturrådet" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 20 September 1996.
  4. "Kausland trekker seg som kulturrådsdirektør" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 29 October 1996.
  5. Larsen, Svend Erik Løken. "Grethe, "Lille Grethe" Kausland". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
  6. Halvard Magne Kausland (Norwegian)