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Kjetil Falkenberg

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About me

My main research interest is in the use of music technology for enriching peoples' lives.I have a crossdisciplinary background in pedagogy, music science, and music technology.

The research focus is on music and expressivity, and particularly how music technology and interaction with sound can be a natural part of everyday life, play, training, and rehabilitation. Currently, I have six doctoral students; one as main supervisor and five as co-supervisor.

I am a member of the Sound and Music Computing Group and leading the NAVET Thematic Work Group "Music For All".

Research interests

All the links below go the portfolio pages with freely downloadable papers.

Ongoing projects

Fictitious Soundscapes: Preferences for urban sound environments of the future among hearing impaired.Funded by NAVET.

Courses in design for all at KTH and Södertörn University. Funded by PTS.

Virtuella lärmiljöer för grupparbete mellan seende och svårt synskadade elever. Funded by Vinnova.

Sonification of goods in a store: a pilot study on theft prevention in retail through sound and music. Funded by Hakon Swenson Foundation.

Sweet-sounding shop goods: A general and applicable method for an improved working environment and fewer thefts in retail. Funded by The Swedish Retail and Wholesale Council.


Docent in Media Technology. Södertörn University (2015), Pedagogy for eduaction at university level, KTH (2014), Doctor of Technology in Speech and music communication. KTH, Dep. of Speech, music and hearing (2010), Master in musicology. NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (2000), Bachelor with additional courses, Teacher education. Høgskolen i Sør-Trøndelag (1999).

Memberships, present and past

Nordic Sound and Music Computing Network, Swedish Network on Disability Research, Nordic Network on Disability Research, Jury Utställningen Unga Forskare, Co-chair of the 2019 International Sonification workshop, Co-chair of the Sample Music Society, Co-chair of the TEI 2018 Student Design Challenge, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Sound and Music Computing network


Advanced Individual Course in Music Communication (DT2215), teacher | Course web

Advanced Individual Course in Music Communication (DT2216), teacher | Course web

Advanced Projectcourse in Interactive Media Technology (DM2799), teacher | Course web

Audio Technology (DT2410), assistant | Course web

Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, specializing in Interactive Media Technology, Second Cycle (DA232X), teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Media Technology, First Cycle (DM128X), teacher | Course web

Human Centered Technology for Disabilities (DM2624), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Human Perception for Information Technology (DM2350), teacher | Course web

Musical Communication and Music Technology (DT2213), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Sound (DT1175), course responsible, assistant | Course web

Sound in Interaction (DT2300), teacher | Course web