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Kausland in 1966

Halvard Magne Kausland (25 April 1945 – 21 December 2017) was a Norwegian jazz guitarist, composer and civil servant. He was born in Sund, Sotra, Norway.[1] Kausland was also a well-known jazz guitarist, having played in the band of Ole Paus among other things.[2] Kausland had been appointed as acting director of the Arts Council Norway from 1 November 1996 to 31 March 2000.[3][4]

From 1966 to 1979 he was married to Grethe Kausland.[5]

Kausland died of thyroid cancer in Oslo on 21 December 2017 at the age of 72.[6]


  1. Kalgraf, Marit (23 June 2009). "Kunst for fred i den tredje verda" (in Norwegian). VestNytt: 10. 
  2. (in Norwegian) Ole Paus turnerer med eget band. 11 September 2009. 
  3. (in Norwegian) Halvard Kausland ny direktør i Kulturrådet. 20 September 1996. 
  4. (in Norwegian) Kausland trekker seg som kulturrådsdirektør. 29 October 1996. 
  5. Larsen, Svend Erik Løken "Grethe, "Lille Grethe" Kausland". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Ed. Helle, Knut. Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved on 14 January 2010. 
  6. Halvard Magne Kausland (in Norwegian)