Arne Nordheim (1931-2010) was a Norwegian composer. He started out as an organ and theory student at the Oslo Conservatory. He also studied musique concrète in Paris (1955) and electronic music in Bilthoven (1959). Nordheim was one of Norway’s first composers to turn towards postwar modernism, and he is among the most internationally recognized. He has played a key role in Norwegian musical life as a member of a number of organizing committees and councils.