Morten Cranner

Morten Cranner is a freelance director, musician, sound designer and actor. Cranner was educated at The National Academy of Music (1984 - 1989) and at the director study at The National Academy of Theatre (1991 - 1994). Morten Cranner was connected to Oslo National Academy of the Arts in the period 2009-2013 through his fellowship project The Acoustic Act - a New Music Theatre.

Morten Cranner has worked as a frelance theatre director since 1994. Since 1982 he has worked as a musician with contemporary music and electronics as main area. Cranner was performer and member of Verdensteatret 1994-99, he was dramaturg at The National Theatre in Oslo in the period 2000-2002, and he was a performer in the dancecompany zero visibility corp. 2008-2010.


(Objekt ID 2772)
Object type Person
Functions Director, Sound designer, Actor, Musician
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male
Member of The Norwegian Union of Stage Directors
Adresse Oslo, Norway
Website Morten Cranner Projects

In his research project The Acoustic Act Morten Cranner worked to develop a musical theatre genre in which the actors are musicians within a sound-producing stage design, a stage design doubling as a performance space and musical instrument. The text and actions of the actors are to leave traces in the space and become the music of the performance.

Morten Cranner was nominated for The Hedda Award 2013 in the special artistic achievement category for research in music and sound as fundamental elements for modern theatre in general, and for his contribution to The Odyssey in particular.


The National Theatre,, 25.10.2011,

Welcome to the ETC - CTE website,, 25.10.2011,

The Hedda Award,, 10.06.2013,


2009 - 2013: Research fellow at The National Academy og Arts, Oslo, Norway.

1991 - 1994: The director study at The National Academy of Theatre, Oslo, Norway.

1984 - 1989: The National Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway.

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