Lisa teaches improvisation at the Norwegian Academy of Music, and has held a variety of courses in improvisation and composition at most levels (schools, folk high schools, elementary schools, teachers in music schools, musicians, etc.). The content ranges from free-improvisation to composition. These are universal methods and tools for use in any improvised art form.   


• "Visual Rythm"  - 2007 - 2008

Collaboration with Johan Thelander. Develop compositions, a common language and understanding of each other's media, presentations and subsequent discussions with the invited audience and selected reference persons. The project was supported by Kulturrådet in Sweden.

• "Sverm" - 2011 - 2012

- micro sound, micro movement, micro light in an intermedia context. 

Presentations and subsequent discussions with invited audience.

Collaboration with Alexander R. Jensenius, Victoria Johnsen, Kari Anne Bjerkestrand, Maja Roel og Elisabeth Nilsson.

The project was supported by Norsk Kulturråd, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere, Universitetet i Oslo og Norges forskningsråd.

Sverm nettside

• “INTERIMP” – 2012-2015

Improvisation as a meeting point in an intermedial context.

The project is a collaboration between the Academy of Music (NMH) and Fine Art in Oslo (KHiO)

and is funded through the national  “Prosjektprogrammet for kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid”. INTERIMP explores the meeting point between music and dance. Lisa was the initiator and project manager / coordinator. Collaboration with Siri Jøntvedt, Cecilie L. Steen, Gerard Rimestad, Ivar Grydeland and Lisa Dillan. Sidsel Endresen participated in the period 2012-2014.



Master's degree

Thesis on Improvisation from the Masters of Art degree at The Norwegian Academy of Music in 2008.

"Kunsten å øve på noe som ikke eksisterer"

(The art of practicing what does not exist)

Chronicles and articles

· "Når pornoindustrien trues innenifra", chronicle, Dagbladet, 2010

· "Mohyelden Mohammad som symptom", chronicle, Blikk 2010

"Improvisasjon", article, Musikk-Kultur, 2008

· "Improvisasjon", article, Cappelen 2004, musikkpedagogiske utfordringer