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Olav Fartein Valen (Composer)

Born: 25th August 1887, Stavanger, Norway

Died: 14th December 1952, Haugesund, Norway

Nationality: Norwegian

Olav Fartein Valen was a Norwegian composer, notable for his work in atonal polyphonic music. He developed a polyphony similar to Bach's counterpoint, but based on motivic working and dissonance rather than harmonic progression.

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