Karkoff, Ingvar (Rolf Mikael)
- Rolf Haglund
(b Stockholm, Sept 14, 1958). Swedish composer. He is the son of the composer Maurice Karkoff. Following private studies in orchestration and counterpoint aged 16, and playing in different genres on various instruments, he studied composition with Bucht and electro-acoustic music with Lindgren at the Royal Danish Conservatory in Copenhagen from 1978 to 1982. He also took lessons with Ferneyhough. He gave instruction in ear training at the Edsbergs Musikinstitut from 1985 to 1987 and in orchestration and theory, first at the Stockholms Musikpedagogiska Institut and then, from 1986 to 1992, at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Since 1992 he has also been programme host on Swedish Radio and a writer on music for the newspaper Dagens nyheter. His music is sharp in detail and finely polished in the manner of chamber music (his orchestral music included), but many works appear fragmentary, with emphasis on the moment and allusions to earlier music (especially that of the Romantic period) and to non-European music. Of his piece ...