Per Jørgensen

Per Jørgensen is a Norwegian jazz musician. His main instrument is the trumpet. He also plays the guitar and sings. Among those he has collaborated with are the percussionist Audun Kleive and the pianist Jon Balke.

He and eight others won The Hedda Award 2020 in the best audiovisual design category for their work on 03:08:38 - States of Emergency, Transiteatret-Bergen (2019). The award went to Tore Vagn Lid for the audiovisual design, composition and music, Anders Elsrud Hultgreen (camera), Øystein Nesheim, Arvid Pettersen, Fredrik Rysjedal and Tor Christian Bleikli (light) for the visual effects film, drawing and light, Mathias Grønsdal for the sound and Terje Isungset and Per Jørgensen for the music.


(Objekt ID 24813)
Object type Person
Born September 9, 1952
Functions Musician
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award:

"The stories of our time make the strongest impressions when they, like the fairytales of the past, gives room for reflection and recognition. This is such a story. In the way the art of the moment is stretched in time and challenged by space, one can barely see how the smallest analogue or technological detail could have been let go of.

With a miniature world at the core, the winner allows tiny parts to grow into a decentralised monumental work surrounding memories of and form our own time; painful, beautiful and irrevocable. And for every light diode and every musical anchor, the spectator grows increasingly connected to the piece's irreversible vision.

With the precise fingerspitzengefühl of a musical conductor, the director lets lighting and sound designers, musicians, photographers, visual artists and technicians carry a documentary reconstruction with theatre at its fundament, a deepgoing art work about ourselves at a given time: July 22, 2011."


The Hedda Award,, 16.07.20,

The Hedda Award,, 21.09.2020,

Store norske leksikon,, 22.11.2011,

Involved in productions (10)
Title Premiere Role
03:08:38 - States of Emergency. Digital version (Tore Vagn Lid/Transiteatret Bergen) March 29, 2020 Musician
PeerGynt DUB (The National Stage) Navember 22, 2019 Performer
Øyne (Imago Dance Company) 1996 Musician
Solo () January 31, 1993 Musician
Watersongs (Kurt Johannessen) September 2, 1986 Musician
Tilværelsens ensformige mangfold... (Riss Dansekompani) 1985 Music, Musician
Æ e ikkje aleina* (I am not alone) (The Arctic Theatre) January 26, 1975 Musician
The Threepenny Opera (The Arctic Theatre) October 26, 1971 Musician
Csardasfyrstinnen (Rogaland Theatre) August 25, 1971 Actor (Tjener)
Cleng Peerson (Rogaland Theatre) Navember 25, 1970 Actor (Kontoristen)