Nils-Göran Areskoug (born Sundin on 18 May 1951, Växjö, Sweden), is a Swedish physician, musicologist, composer, author and interdisciplinary scholar. With five academic degrees (MD PhD MBA MFA BA) he is Associate Professor in Transdisciplinary Research at Strömstad akademi, Sweden (2009), and Associate Professor in Musicology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland (1996).
Early life and education
Areskoug trained as a medical doctor, and was certified as cantor and organist at the Lund Cathedral in 1968. Early music teachers in Växjö included Nils Andersson, Ture Olsson, Janis Ozolins, Sylvia Mang-Borenberg, and Ladis and Boiana Müller. He studied musicology with Martin Tegen and literature with E.N. Tigerstedt at Stockholm University (from 1970), was supervised in his doctoral studies by Ingmar Bengtsson at Uppsala University (1974) and mentored by Bo Wallner at Royal University College of Music, Stockholm. As a pianist he studied at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg with Hans Leygraf in 1969 and as a conductor with Sergiu Celibidache, in Mainz, Stuttgart and Munich, from 1978 to 1995. As a composer Areskoug attended seminars with mentors such as Olivier Messiaen in Paris 1973, and György Ligeti in Stockholm, during the 1970s. He studied philosophy and aesthetics in Lund, Uppsala and, at the doctoral level, at University of Lausanne (UNIL), until 1993.
After early essays in Smålandsposten, Areskoug worked as a cultural critic for Svenska Dagbladet, 1977–1980, and as an academic teacher. Following supervision by leadership philosopher Peter Koestenbaum, Areskoug served, in 1986, as the first director of Kronoberg County Music Foundation (Stiftelsen Musik i Kronoberg), in Växjö. The popular success of his 1984 book on music led to his election as a member of the Swedish Authors' Association.
After medical studies at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Areskoug took up the philosophy of science at the intersection between neuroscience and psychoanalysis (and music psychotherapy) conducting dialogues with colleagues such as Dr. med. Erich Franzke in Växjö, Carl Lesche and Bertil Edgardh in Stockholm and, later, Adam Zweig, Carl Rudolf Pfaltz, and Raymond Battegay in Zürich and Basel. Areskoug's 1988 Cand. Med. Thesis at Lund University dealt with the controversy surrounding Adolf Grünbaum's critique of psychoanalysis. It was approved by Professors Lars Janzon, Bengt Scherstén and Germund Hesslow, Lund University Faculty of Medicine, at a public hearing on 1 January 1989 in the Institute of Social Medicine, Malmö University Hospital (MAS), with acclaims:
Areskoug's paper is on a very high scientific level, (Hesslow). It is rare to read something so clear in medical context (Ingvar).
Career and achievements
I am greatly impressed. ...There is no mistaking the drive, energy, and productivity that mark a scholar of truly exceptional status. He is not afraid to tackle the really big issues of art and creativity. His scholarly equipment is certainly adequate for this task. Given that qualification, what counts is the drive and determination... And in this respect, Dr. Areskoug is formidable.
Encouraged by the philosophers Georg Henrik von Wright and Paul Feyerabend to pursue his studies of the process of interpretation in sciences and the arts which were viewed by Eduard Marbach at University of Bern as an unorthodox contribution to phenomenologic research, Areskoug spoke at University of Helsinki on invitation of Eero Tarasti. Professor Raymond Monelle, Reader at University of Edinburgh, Scotland, officially appointed evaluator of Areskoug's scholarly work on three occasions, summarized:
This was the most elaborate theory of interpretation I had ever seen.
Areskoug was invited to give a speech at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in 1983, where Nobel Laureate Hannes Alfvén inspired him to pursue talks across disciplines. Visiting Collegium Helveticum ETH Zurich its directors, Professors Helga Nowotny and Yehuda Elkana, encouraged him to propose an arena for transdisciplinary dialogues across sciences and arts in society, a Collegium Europaeum. He held transdisciplinary dialogues on creativity and extrascientific sources of inspiration with Nobel Laureates at the Nobel Foundation centennial celebration in Stockholm, in 2001. He was an expert evaluator for the European Commission in Life sciences, in Brussels 1999; he served as expert advisor to Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF), as peer review evaluator to the Arts & Sciences program of City of Vienna fund for science, research and technology, in 2008, and as an expert reviewer at Torsten och Ragnar Söderbergs stiftelser, Stockholm. He lectured on themes such as knowledge integration across disciplines, on "reflexivity" (a term adopted by George Soros) in financial interpretation at Stockholm School of Economics, on strategic policy at Centre for Advanced Study in Leadership (CASL), and engaged himself in the public debate on development of the research infrastructure of higher education in Sweden. In 1997, a top level strategic manager in a Swedish financial industry, wrote:
...he has a superior mind in integrative analysis.
During his year in Norway (1997–1998) at BI Norwegian Business School, Areskoug developed a model of contextual value conversion, an integrated view on patterns of interpretation across fields of practice, founded in cognitive neuroepistemology. Silje A. Sundt reported the focus areas of such translational research, in Norwegian Finansavisen on 16 August 1997: There, he sees interpretive processes as the common denominator behind reflected and intuitive decision, in practice and theory and, in life, art and business. A symphony orchestra is a perfect model for the interaction and leadership of organizations, and in society. In political leadership, public funding, corporate management and private financial markets investors are creating macroeconomic value to the extent that a comprehensive set of valid criteria for values (human, health, environmental, social, cultural, etc.) are attended to in interpretive paradigm and in interactive socioeconomic action, as elaborated in Financial Interpretation Research (FIR). She quoted Areskoug:
Conducting a symphony orchestra takes subtle interaction and leadership to function well, and so does managing a business.
On 29 December 2000, the Chairman of the EU European Consultative Forum on the Environment and Sustainable Development, Professor Uno Svedin, in charge of interdisciplinary activities as a Director of Research at Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research (FRN), wrote:
Nils-Göran Areskoug has always shown a strong interest in these ways of approaching science and has during years been very active at the international level in trying to promote these forms of research. This includes a considerably number of presentations as invited speaker in international events on such issues latest in the beginning of the year 2000 at the large conference in Zurich. He has also written considerable on such topics. As an example, at the major INES international conference in June 2000, in Stockholm, he contributed substantially to the qualified debate on inter- and transdisciplinarity.
Concerned over a widening gap between power and competence in society, Areskoug participated in the political debate on human rights and social health in Sweden, and initiated Alliance for the Child to promote a social policy for quality in parenting. As a remedy for such imbalances, and to improve quality of life, he suggested an online competence and information resource center devoted to counteracting psychosocial maltreatment of children. He proposed to European governments a social policy initiative to coordinate a European centre for education, research, prevention, intervention and rehabilitation of victims of emotional abuse. In social sciences he adopted a medical perspective in his analyses, engaged himself in Scholars at Risk against persecution of scholars, and warned against competence deficit among authorities, perils of populism, lack of protection of intellectual freedom and the risk to open society of such ideologies as extreme feminism, in Scandinavia.
Areskoug is the author of eight full size books and numerous articles covering fields such as the history, aesthetics and analysis of classical music; as well as on the epistemology of transdisciplinary sciences and strategic cognition. A series of his works were published under the motto "In Your innermost soul all is music". Among reviews, the first volume in the series Musical Interpretation Research (MIR), was examined by Pehr Sällström in his Tecken att tänka med.
On 10 April 1995, Professor Matti Vainio concluded his evaluation for University of Jyväskylä:
His publications, which total over 3.000 pages, also demonstrate many times over his ability for independent scientific research. We must also not forget his practical involvement in the field of music as a performing artist, a conductor and a composer.
On 20 June 1996, Professors Gunnar Danbolt, Trond Berg Eriksen, Morten Nøjgaard, and Göran Hermerén, the evaluation committee for the appointment of a professorship in general aesthetics at University of Oslo, concluded:
The doctoral thesis is no doubt a great scholarly achievement.
Areskoug has composed music for piano, songs and chamber ensembles, as well as several works for orchestra. As a performer he is known to appear at occasional improvised concerts and recitals on piano and at rare events as a conductor. His Symphony for Peace for symphony orchestra and choir with poems by former UN General Secretary Dag Hammarskjöld, commissioned by Stockholm Bishop Krister Stendahl, was premiered at the Stockholm Cathedral, in 1985.
His music won public recognition: In June 1985, Finnish-Swedish philosopher and psychoanalyst Carl Lesche, Stockholm, evaluated: "I was present at the final rehearsal of the premiere of his Symphony for Peace, recently performed in the Stockholm Cathedral, and can bear witness that it is a deeply felt and expressive work of substantial musical worth". The anthropologist Ann Lilljequist of Stockholm University, also at the premiere, said: "This was something unbelievably fine" The first horn player in the orchestra, at the same occasion, said: "This was the finest thing I can recall having experienced".
Among professionals, professors such as J.-Claude Piguet, David Lewin, and Radovan Lorkovic widely acclaimed his style of composition. Maestro Sergiu Celibidache concluded, in the circle of his colleagues, on Areskoug: One of the most intelligent of us all, a highly educated, sensitive and musical person – nothing prevents him from becoming a conductor; and in a handwritten note to his mentee:
A new source of light has been set free in you – may God be your guide.
- (1968) Kantors- och organistexamen, Lunds domkyrka - certified cantor and organist, Lund Cathedral, SWEDEN
- (1974) BA: Filosofie kandidatexamen - Bachelor of Arts (BA), Stockholm University, SWEDEN
- (1979) MFA: Musikteoripedagogisk examen i musikteori - Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Stockholm School of Music, SWEDEN
- (1994) PhD: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD eximia cum laude), University of Jyväskylä, FINLAND
- (1997) MD: Läkarexamen, Lunds universitet (& Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm) - University Medical Doctor Degree (MD), Lund University (with courses at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm), SWEDEN
- (1998) MBA: Master of Business Administration (MBA), BI, Sandvika - MBA, Norwegian School of Management (NSM), Sandvika-Oslo, NORWAY
Publications archived online by ETH Institutional Repository "e-collection", at: .
- Karlheinz Stockhausen - Gruppen für drei Orchester, Uppsala: Uppsala university, 1973, in Swedish, 69 pages, Institute of Musicology, Uppsala university.
- Introduktion till musikalisk interpretation och interpretationsforskning, ISBN 91-970403-0-4, Stockholm, Mirage, cop. 1982 (2nd edition: 1984), in Swedish (introduction and chapter in English), 364 pages, Series: Musical interpretation research, 0349-988X ; 1.
- Musikalisk interpretationsanalys, ISBN 91-970403-1-2, Stockholm: Mirage, 1983, in Swedish, 453 pages, Series: Musical interpretation research, ISSN 0349-988X ; 2.
- Musical interpretation in performance - excerpts from Musical interpretation research, MIR vols. 1-2, ISBN 91-86636-00-6, Växjö : Mirage, 1983, In English, 96 pages, Series: Musical interpretation research, 0349-988X; .
- Verkstudier - musikalisk analys, teori, pedagogik, ISBN 91-970403-3-9, Växjö: Mirage, 1984, in Swedish, 127 pages.
- Myter om musikens ursprung, ISBN 91-970403-7-1, Stockholm: Mirage, 1983, in Swedish.
- Skapande interpretation och musikalisk instudering, ISBN 91-970403-6-3, Stockholm : Mirage, 1983, in Swedish.
- Strindberg och musiken - Brott och brott, Spöksonaten och Beethovens op 31:2, ISBN 91-970403-5-5, in Swedish, Stockholm : Mirage, 1983, 13 pages.
- Bilder ur musikens historia - romantiken och vår tid, ISBN 91-970403-2-0,Växjö: Mirage, 1984, in Swedish, 203 pages.
- Musical interpretation in performance: music theory, musicology and musical consciousness, in: J. Smith (editor): Journal of Musicological Research, Vol. 5, 1984: pages 99–129, Gordon and Breach Science Publishers Inc. and OPA Ltd, UK. ISSN 0141-1896/84/0503-0093.
- Five music essays, ISBN 91-86636-08-1, Stockholm: Mirage, 1987, in English, 65 pages.
- Systems cognition and phenomenology of interpretation in performance, in: George E. Lasker, Jane Lily, James Rhodes (editors): Proceedings of the 2000 Symposium on Systems Research in the Arts, The 12th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, July 31-August 5, 2000, Baden-Baden, Germany, Volume II. ISBN 0-921836-90-2, ISBN 978-0-921836-90-2.
- Science and the arts – Trespassing the last taboo toward a phenomenology of interpretation in performance, “Quality Criteria” in: “Transdisciplinarity: Joint Problem-Solving among Science, Technology and Society” under “Quality Criteria” (II:374-379, 2000), ETHZ Zürich; (7 pages).
- Aesthetic criteria - intentional content in musical interpretation in contemporary music, in English, In: International Conference on Cognitive Musicology (1 : 1993 : Jyväskylä): Proceedings of the First International Conference on Cognitive, edited by Jukka Louhivuori, Jouko Laaksamo; 2. ed., Jyväskylä : Univ. of Jyväskylä, Dept. of Music, 1994. Series: Jyväskylän yiopiston musiikkitieteen laitoksen julkaisusarja. A, Tutkielmia ja raportteja, 0359-629X ; 11; ISBN 951-34-0382-3 ; pages 330-336.
- Aesthetic criteria of musical interpretation in contemporary performance of instrumental music, in English, In: Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference (1993): SMAC 93 / Anders Friberg et al., editors, Stockholm : Royal Swedish Academy of Music (Kungl. Musikaliska akad.) 1994, Publications, 0347-5158 ; 79, ISBN 91-85428-87-6 ; pages 551-555.
- Aesthetic criteria for musical interpretation - a study of the contemporary performance of Western notated instrumental music after 1750, ISBN 951-34-0336-X, Jyväskylä : Univ. of Jyväskylä, 1994, in English, 665 pages, Series: Jyväskylä studies in the arts, ISSN 0075-4633; 45, Dissertation, PhD Thesis, Jyväskylä University, Finland.
- Aesthetic Experience and Organizational Change - a Musical Model for Managerial Cognition, in: Innovative Management Research, EURAM, European Academy of Management II, Stockholm (May 9–11, 2002); (14 pages).
- Föräldraalienation och Psykosocial Barnmisshandel, in: Inre och Yttre Verklighet, in: Acta Academiae Stromstadiensis, AAS-1, Antologi 2011, Strömstad akademi, pages 36–49, editors: Aadu Ott, Anders Steene och Gunnar Windahl, and Lars Broman, layout, Strömstad, Sweden, ISBN 978-91-86607-01-2.
- Vetenskap som vandring till verkligheten. Hommage till en vördad mentor, in: Bredd och djup. Strömstad akademi presenterar sig, in: Acta Academiae Stromstadiensis, AAS-3, Antologi 2012, Strömstad akademi, pages 38–40, editor: Gunnar Windahl, Strömstad, Sweden, ISBN 978-91-86607-03-6.
- Konst och Vetenskap i Samspel - ("till minnet av Sture Linnér"), (Arts and Sciences in Interplay - in memory of Sture Linnér), in: Communicare Scientias (editor: Lars Broman), Acta Academiae Stromstadiensis, AAS-13, Strömstad akademi, 2013, Strömstad, Sweden, ISBN 978-91-86607-13-5.
- Arreskowsläkten - inledning till en kulturhistorisk översikt - The Arreskow Cultural Heritage - an introduction. (Booklet reprint with abstract in English to celebrate The Arreskow Family Association semi-centennial celebration, Simrishamn August 16–18, 2013), Are Akademi, Växjö Stockholm, 2013, Sweden, ISBN 978-91-981300-0-3.
- Parental Alienation: A Swedish Perspective - Introduction to a Transgenerational Case Study with Policy Recommendations. Book I: Towards a Resolution of the Controversy in Science and Society on Parental Alienation. Are Akademi Collegium Europaeum: Science in Society Observatory: Transdisciplinary Dialogues Working Papers. Stockholm, 2014, Sweden. 48 pages. ISBN 978-91-981300-0-3.
- Strövtåg i tankens värld - om estetik och mening, Acta Academiae Stromstadiensis, AAS-27, Strömstad akademi, April 2014, Strömstad, Sweden. 14 pages. ISBN 978-91-86607-28-9.
Archived at Svensk Musik: selected compositions dated 1967 - 1990, listed by Swedish Music Information Centre (SMIC). Caveat: List not including recent compositions, early childhood music such as piano pieces from age 13, an early full score piano concerto (from the age of 15), and an orchestral score titled Requiem in memory of a prematurely deceased elder brother, composed at the age of 17-18.
- Concerto S:t George, concertino for piano and symphony orchestra (1990).
- Visor för barn, songs for children, single voice with harmonies (1983).
- Vaggvisa, voice and piano (1982).
- Julevisa, single voice with harmonies (1984).
- Invitazione ossia Sinfonia 2 : Emanuel Swedenborg in memoriam, symphony orchestra (1988).
- Perpetuum musicale, piano (1982).
- Senza misura 1, piano (1983).
- Soggetto antico, "per pianoforte", piano (1982).
- Triste, piano (1983).
- Reminiscenza, "per flauto solo", solo flute (1982).
- Hänryckning, 4-parts mixed choir (1967).
- Itération - isometrique - rhythmique : Improvisation for viola and pianoforte (1975).
- Veni sancte spiritus, 4-parts mixed choir and alternating soli/choir (1967).
- Two musigraphs = Två musigrafiska blad : Instrumental improvisation for optional instruments (1982).
- Tre sånger till texter av Alf Henrikson (author): Subtiliteter, Novembermorgon, Regnet skvalade, 3 songs for voice and piano (1982).
- Symphony for peace - text: poems by Dag Hammarskjöld, mixed choir and symphony orchestra (1985).
Stipend and Grants
- Swedish Authors Association Grants
- Längman Foundation Grant
- Swedish Institute Grant
- Royal Musical Academy of Sweden Grant
- Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Foundations Grants
- The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation Grants
- Swiss Association for Composers Lausanne Stipend
- Pro Helvetia cultural Stipend
- Ernest Ansermet Foundation Geneva Grant
- Krapperup Foundation Grant
- Arreskow Family Association Research Stipend
Award and Prizes
- Kronoberg County Council Cultural Award
- Växjö Municipality and Community Cultural Prize
- An informative obituary in English on Bo Wallner is available in The Independent, published on 31 Dec 2004: 
- Hollfelder, Peter (1998) Klaviermusik – Internationales chronologisches Lexikon: Geschichte-Komponisten-Werke-Literatur. Geschichte der Klaviermusik. Historische Entwicklungen - Komponisten mit Biographien und Werkverzeichnissen - Nationale Schulen, Band 2: p. 705, Florian Noetzel Verlag, Heinrichshofen-Bücher, Wilhelmshaven, GERMANY – ISBN 3-7959-0770-5
- International Who's Who in Classical Music (IWWCM), 2009: p. 29-30, 1 page
- Wretlind, Arvid (editor inter alia) (1987) International Who’s Who of Intellectuals, 7th edition. Page 808, International Biographical Centre (IBC), Cambridge, UK.
- Kay, Ernest (1988) International Who’s Who in Music (IWWM), 11th Edition: page 820, International Biographical Centre (IBC), Cambridge UK; and in IWWM (2009) pages 29-30.
- 1996-06-18 Carl Rudolf Pfaltz, Professor Dr. med., former Rector of Universität Basel, SWITZERLAND: Evaluation of research in music medicine, "An Överklagandenämnden för högskolan z.H. von Registrator Lunds Univ; SWITZERLAND (2 pages); in: Document archive of HSN, Överklagandenämnden för högskolan, Stockholm, (Decision 14 Aug 1996, Nr 14, Protocol 9/96, Dnr 311/96, G. Fenne), SWEDEN.
- Otto E. Laske, affiliated professor at Harvard University, USA: Överklagandenämnden för högskolan, Re: Professorship in musicology; Dnr IE 311 580/95, 22 July 1996 (1 page); evaluation of research in cognitive musicology, in: ibid.
- Raymond Monelle, Reader in Music, University of Edinburgh, Scotland: Statement on Nils-Göran Sundin's candidacy for a professorship vacancy at Lund University, Dnr IE 311 580/95, 26 May 1996, UK (2 pages), in: ibid.; Raymond Monelle, Reader in Music, University of Edinburgh, Scotland: Statement to the Faculty of Humanities for "Appointment to the Department of Music, University of Jyväskylä", 23 May 1995, UK (3 pages); Raymond Monelle, University of Edinburgh: Report of External Examiner, 8 Aug 1994, on: Nils-Göran Sundin: Aesthetic criteria for musical interpretation: a study of the contemporary performance of western notated instrumental music after 1750; UK (5 pages).
- 1995-04-10 Matti Vaino, Professor and Head of Dept of Music, University of Jyväskylä, FINLAND: To the Faculty of Humanities, statement concerning scientific qualifications for a Docentship, dated Göttingen, GERMANY, 10 April 1995, certified translation into English by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi; (3 pages, Certified Translation in English, original 4 pages in Finnish).
- Anonymus (with a photo by Mats Samuelsson): Han ska ange tonen. Nils-Göran Sundin basar för länets musikstiftelse, in: Tidning för anställda och förtroendevalda i Landstinget Kronoberg, 1986, page 7.
- Åke Stern: Kvalitet mångfald och bredd, Smålandsposten, Växjö, 23 Dec 1986.
- "Bilder ur Musikens Historia - Romantiken och vàr tid", a history of Western music in pictures and quotations, was commissioned by The Royal Swedish Academy Music (Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien, KMA), Stockholm, for use in its courses, and is the most widely disseminated book authored by Areskoug.
- A list of third party articles published in newspapers and journals or broadcast in media (such as Swedish Radio) on Areskoug is provided on the website "Aremus" at Are Akademi Collegium Europaeum: .
- Studies in philosophy at the University of Lausanne supervised by Professors Ingeborg Schüssler, Raphaël Célis, and Jean-Claude Piguet. Areskoug lectured on invitation by the Institute of Philosophy (UNIL) at a troisième cycle conference, Crêt-Bérard, jointly with Professor of Philosophy Eduard Marbach, Universität Bern, on phenomenology of interpretation.
- Areskoug lectured at Stockholm University, Stockholm School of Music (Musikhögskolan), Nordiska Musikkonservatoriet, and with colleague composer Sven-Erik Bäck at Edsbergs Musikinstitut, and wrote articles in dictionaries for Bonniers and Sohlmans music encyclopedias, in journals like Nutida Musik, and in news media such as Smålandsposten and Svenska Dagbladet.
- Courses like "Greatness in Leadership" with a focus on value-oriented creative thinking were conducted in Södertälje and Stockholm, by phenomenologically oriented mentor for organizational and business leadership, Dr. Peter Koestenbaum, California, USA: .
- This was a historic survey of music and the arts, "Bilder ur Musikens historia", originally commissioned by Royal Swedish Academy of Music for their courses.
- Reference to influential ideas from Carl Lesche (1920-1993) is available through homage by Dr. Åke Åredal: Documentary homepage on Carl Lesche; and in works by Per Magnus Johansson, both downloaded 20 July 2011.
- Title in Swedish: Aspekter på Psykoanalysens vetenskapliga status - i anledning av Adolf Grünbaums The Foundation of Psychoanalysis och debatten i The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1986, vol 9, nr 2. (Lund University Faculty of Medicine, 1988, 25 pages in Swedish)
- Statements by Professors Lars Janzon, Bengt Scherstén and Germund Hesslow (supervior, statement dated Jan 20 1989) at hearing, on Jan 1 1989; Professor David H Ingvar wrote in letters addressed to Areskoug dated Dec 14 1988 and Jan 1 1989 "You have proceeded very thoroughly, I have studied your solid paper on psychoanalysis. Your reading is deeply solid and so is your talent for conceptual analysis. Your ambitions are most respectful". Archive of Högskoleverket, and Riksarkivet, Stockholm.
- Statement by Professor David Lewin, Walter Naumburg Professor of Music and Musicology, Harvard University, Department of Music, Cambridge, USA, in letter dated May 28, 1996 to Lund University; archive of Högskoleverket, and Riksarkivet, Stockholm.
- Statement by Professor Raymond Monelle, to Lund University, on 26 May 1996, page 1 (of 2); other statements by Professor Monelle include professional accounts of Areskoug's interpretation theory, in: Report of External Examiner to Faculty of Music, University of Jyväskylä, on 8 Aug 1994 (5 pages), and, in: Confidential report (evaluation for docentship, now released) to the Faculty of Humanities, University of Jyväskylä, on 23 May 1995 (3 pages); archive of Högskoleverket, and Riksarkivet, Stockholm.
- Areskoug/Sundin, N-G (2000) Manual for Conversion to Trans - 15 theses, Transdisciplinarity and Social Cognition - An Epistemology for Knowledge Integration in Science, Leadership and the Arts, Presented at Collegium Helveticum, ETH Zurich, Feb 28, 2000; in: Transdisciplinary dialogue, Are Akademi Collegium Europaeum, Stockholm and Zürich; (2 pages).
- Areskoug/Sundin, Nils-Göran (2001-05-07) Utredning och planering av ett Postdoktoralt kollegium för tvärvetenskaplig kompetensutveckling (Collegium Europaeum) för KTH, KI och HHS, huvudskrivelse (2 pages), bilagor (16 pages), application by Institute of Industrial economy and organisation (Indek) at KTH, Royal Technological Institute, Stockholm (Barbro Hähnström VR, application jointly with Anders Flodström KTH, Hans Wigzell KI, Leif Lindmark, HHS, Claes Gustafsson Indek KTH).
- Areskoug/Sundin, Nils-Göran (2001-05-12) Arts Medicine Center (AMC): Transdisciplinary Medicine, Directors for Strategic Research Centres in Life Sciences 2001, to: The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, Stockholm, (4 pages); Följebrev till Collegium Europaeums ansökan för AMC, KI 2001-05-12, (3 pages); Letter of reference by Dean of Karolinska Institutet (KI) Professor Hans Wigzell (1 page); Reply to Inger Florin, SSF, application for an Arts Medicine Center, compiled by Ulf Linnersund on behalf of Nils-Göran Areskoug, (2 pages).
- Areskoug/Sundin, N-G (2000, revised 2002) Notes to an Epistemology of Transdisciplinary Interpretation, Challenges for Science and Engineering in the 21st Century, in: International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES), Stockholm 14–18 June 2000, Workshop 4: Challenges and Promotion of Transdisciplinarity at the Royal Academy of Sciences (KVA), Stockholm, Conveners: Uno Svedin and Anne Buttimer, Transdisciplinarity (TD), Global Integration and Democracy, in: Transdisciplinarity in theory and practice: for policy-makers, Are Akademi - Collegium Europaeum; (6 pages).
- Areskoug/Sundin, N-G (2002) Press Release: A transdisciplinary dialogue among Nobel Laureates and the Collegium initiative, Nobel Afterthoughts, in: Transdisciplinary Dialogues, Are Akademi Collegium Europaeum, Stockholm and Zürich; (2 pages); and Areskoug/Sundin, N-G: Nobel Afterthoughts, in: Transdisciplinary Dialogues, Are Akademi Collegium Europaeum, 2002, Stockholm; (14 pages); conversations with Nobel Laureates on integrative epistemology included (inter alia): Murray Gell-Mann, Brian D Josephson, Steven Weinberg, Richard R Ernst, Ilya Prigogine, Günter Blobel, Arvid Carlsson, Eric Kandel, Tim Hunt, Rolf M Zinkernagel, Werner Arber, Amartya Sen and Daniel Kahneman; communication with Kofi Annan.
- Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF): Expert evaluator (ETHZ/UZH), 1992, Zürich, SWITZERLAND
- WWTF - Vienna Science, Research and Technology Fund. Reference: Michaela Glanz, Wiener Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologiefonds, AUSTRIA.
- Obituaries on Edvard Söderberg (1938–2010), Director of Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Foundations, by Areskoug (et al.), were published by Svenska Dagbladet (2 Jan 2011), Dagens Nyheter, and Göteborgsposten (31 Dec 2010), and at the "Arelites" homepage of Are Akademi: .
- The CASL is an institute specialized at advanced studies in organizational and corporate leadership affiliated at Stockholm School of Economics:.
- Christina Areskoug: Han utbildar 2000-talets chefer, Kvällsposten Söndagsbilagan, 11 April 1999, pages 22–25.
- Areskoug, N-G (2009) Linnéuniversitetet och Italienska palatset behöver ny akademi; SmP Debatt ("Lobbyn"), Smålandsposten 2009-02-23; access online (Nov 21, 2010).
- Instituto di Ricerca per il Teatro Musicale, I.R.T.E.M., International Research Colloquium, Phenomenology of Performance, 3 March 2002, Rome, ITALY.
- Leadership and strategic interaction. Centre for Advanced Study in Leadership CASL, Stockholm School of Economics, 14 Oct 2004, Stockholm, SWEDEN.
- President and Chief Executive of Stora Financial Services in Brussels, Karl Olof Ohlson, on Areskoug, after years of collaboration, in his statement "to whom it may concern", dated 21 March 1997, page 1 (of 2 pages); Högskoleverket, Riksarkivet.
- An implementation on a Nordic scale proposed to PM Jens Stoltenberg, on 17 May 2008, generated a response from Det Kongelige Kunnskapsdepartement, on 24 June 2008, entitled "Konsept for et nordisk akademi for integrativ kompetanse" (Ref. 200803959-/LYN).
- In reference to social sciences Areskoug later consolidated his insights in studying such disciplines as history of ideas, macroeconomy and political science (idéhistoria, nationalekonomi, Stockholm University; statsvetenskap, Försvarshögskolan - Swedish National Defence College, Stockholm; entrepreneurship and philosophy at Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm) to complete his early participation in courses, without degrees, at Stockholm School of Economics.
- Silje A. Sundt: "Evighetsstudenten" (translated title: "The eternal student"), in: Finansavisen, Oslo, Norway, Aug 16, 1997, page 14. The quote, in original Norwegian: "Symfoniorkesteret krever interaksjon og ledelse for å fungere godt, og det gjør også bedriftene."
- Statement by Professor Uno Svedin, Director of Research at FRN, in letter dated Dec 29, 2000, relating to INES conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; archive of Högskoleverket, Stockholm.
- Policy debate and proposal at online site Newsmill.se: "Ny Lag behövs till stöd för Barn som berövas sina Pappor", 2010-03-23.
- Research on Parental Alienation listed under Föräldraalienation.
-  and  Alliance for the Child for human rights and social health in parental alienation
- Sundin, Nils-Göran (1979) Barns rätt till två föräldrar, in: Svenska Dagbladet (SvD), Brännpunkt, 1979-12-27.
- Föräldraalienation och psykosocial barnmisshandel, in: Inre och Yttre Verklighet, Antologi 2011, Strömstad akademi, pages 36-49: .
- On 24 March 2011, Dr. Areskoug was invited by former Foreign Minister of France, Dr. Bernard Kouchner, to discuss European policy proposals, at the Foreign Ministry, Paris.
- On 25 March 2011, Dr. Areskoug convened with neuroscientist Professor Dr Jean-Pierre Changeux for discussions on a joint effort to establish a European research organization concerned with the condition of the child in society, at Cercle Suédois in Paris; according to letter of Prof. Changeux, dated 26 March 2011.
- Arreskow (släkt) Arreskow family history
- Areskoug, N-G (2005) The Arreskow Saga: En Vandring i Are Skog till Kunskapens Källa och Arreskows Rötter, Ätten Arreskows äldsta rötter, kap I:1: I Ares fotspår. Arreskows släktförening, släktmöte 13-14 augusti 2005, Eksgården, Färjestaden, Öland, SWEDEN.
- Arreskow (släkt), Wikipedia (in Swedish), and Arreskows släktförening, Arreskow family association homepage (in Swedish).
- Nils-Göran Areskoug at Libris, the Royal Library of Sweden search engine
- This series of publications by Mirage editions, Växjö, included three volumes in the series Musical Interpretation Research (MIR): 
- Sällström, Pehr (1991). Tecken att tänka med. Carlsson. pp. 71–81. ISBN 91-7798-412-9.
- J.H.: Musical Interpretation in Performance, in: The Music Review, 1988, Vol 49 No. 3, pages 230-231, Cambridge, UK, ISSN 0027-4445.
- Björn H. Merker: Layered constraints on the multiple creativities of music, 2006, in: Musical Creativity - Multidisciplinary Research in Practice (Ed. Irène Deliège & Geraint A. Wiggins), European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Hove & New York, page 28, 41 etc.
- Ingemar Fridell: Talk on Musical Interpretation - Visual Tools for Perceived Dynamics and Points of Gravity (PhD thesis), Studies in Music & Music Education No. 13, Lund university Malmö musikhögskola, 2009, ch. 2: pages 18-21, 24-25, 15-37, 39, 60.
- Inge Ekbrant (text) & Anders Johansson (photo): Musikalitet - en mänsklig egenskap som alla har, in: Kronobergaren, August 25, 1983.
- Åke Svensson: Tystnaden förutsättning för att skapa, in: Smålandsposten No 207, 7 Sept 1983, page 10-11.
- Sigvard Hammar: Dryga Timmen, Sveriges Riksradio P2, National Swedish Radio, 31 May 1984, Stockholm.
- Eva Vejde: Skildrar mönster i musiktänkandet, FLT, 29 May 1984.
- Christina Areskoug: Avslöjar tonsättarens innersta hemligheter, Kvällsposten, 7 Aug 1984, Part I, page 13.
- Thommy Dahlén, Bibliotekstjänst, National Library Services Reviews, Lund, Aug 1984.
- Sigvard Hammar: interview reportage, in: Stockholmstidningen, 3 July 1984 (Sigvard Hammar apologized and distanced himself from the title, "En riktig nutida galning", set by a stand-in editor left on his own in late evening hours, unsupervised by the responsible editor-in-chief)
- Torbjörn Ivarsson: Vetandets värld, Sveriges Riksradio P1, 28 sept 1984.
- Hans Wennering: Musik annorlunda förklarad, in: Musik & Ljudteknik, 1985, Issue 26:1.
- Carl-Gunnar Åhlén: Kan man dissekera musiken? in: Svenska Dagbladet, 16 july 1985, Stockholm.
- Alvar Modin: Five music essays, in: National Library Services Review, Bibliotekstjänst Sambindningshäfte 1987, No 20.
- Anonymus: Bilder ur musikens historia, in: Bokförmedlaren 1988, No. 1, page 13.
- Tore Nordström: Bilder ur musikens historia, in: Biblioteksbladet (BBL) No. 3, published by Swedish Library Association (SAB) and National Library Services (Bibliotekstjänst), 1988, page 91.
- Teddy Brunius: Musik för alla, in: Sköna Hem, 1990, No. 3, page 189.
- Ingrid Sandén: Personlig färgning eller tradition? : En komparativ studie i musikalisk interpretation. (Masteruppsats 15hp. Supervisor: Dan Olsson) Musikhögskolan i Ingesund, Karlstad universitet.
- Certified translation by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, dated Helsinki Jan 28 2002, of original in Finnish of Statement by Professor Matti Vainio, Decanus of Department of Music, to Faculty of Humanities, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, dated "Göttingen, April 10, 1995"; evaluation for docentship in musicology; archive of Högskoleverket, Stockholm.
- The empirical part of Areskoug's theory of musical interpretation relies on a series of structured interviews and/or interactive dialogues with top music performers, mainly conductors, pianists and other instrumentalists, including (inter alea): Antal Dorati, Silvio Varviso, Herbert Blomstedt, Isaac Stern (completed list in Musical Interpretation Research, MIR)
- Translation of Norwegian original document: "Doktorgradsavhandlingen er uten tvil en stor lærdomsprestasjon" (page 15), and "/Areskoug/...oppfyller kvalitetskravet" (page 19), Bedømmelseskomiteens vurdering, Professorat i allmenn estetikk, Universitetet i Oslo, Det historisk-filosofiske fakultet, Saknr: 94/592GSAE (-72), Arkivkod: 211/Inst. til søkere, dated "Blindern 18/6 - 96".
- For example, at such an event as on 30 January 2009 Piano Improvisation "Tontack" to celebrate Bert Svensson, at the Library of Royal Institute of Technology Library (KTHB), Stockholm, and on 17 Jan 1997 Commemoration Concert for Johannes Brahms centenary, at Palaestra, Lund University.
- Selected list of 16 compositions by Svensk Musik, Swedish Music Information Center (SMIC), 26 June 2011: .
- Inge Ekbrant: Han komponerade symfoni för freden, in: Kronobergaren, Växjö, 8 May 1985.
- Areskoug's CV at Strömstad akademi (in Swedish)
- Areskoug's Bio at Are Akademi Collegium Europaeum
- J.-Claude Piguet, Professeur honoraire, University of Lausanne, SWITZERLAND: Rapport concernant le candidate Dr. Habil. Nils-Göran Sundin. RE: Lunds Universitet Ref. Dnr IE 311 580/95, 6 June 1996 (3 pages): statement on compositions, in: Document archive of Överklagandenämnden för högskolan, Stockholm (Decision 14 Aug 1996, Nr 14, Protocol 9/96, Dnr 311/96, G. Fenne), SWEDEN.
- David Lewin, Walter W. Naumburg Professor of Music, Harvard University, Dept of Music, USA: Överklagandenämnden för högskolan (Riksarkivet), In re: Dnr 311 580/95, 28 May 1996; USA (2 pages); statement on composition in: ibid.
- Statement by Carl Lesche in reference to Symphony for Peace, premiered on May 12, 1985, Stockholm, submitted to Lund University; archive of Högskoleverket, Stockholm.
- Statement by Ann Lilljequist, author and former lecturer at Stockholm University; archive of Högskoleverket, Stockholm.
- 1st hornist in S:t Eriks - Stockholm School of Music orchestra, after premiere, in Cathedral of Stockholm, of Symphony for Peace, on 12 May 1985, Stockholm, submitted to Lund University; archive of Högskoleverket, Stockholm.
- Original wording in German: "sensitive" translated from German "feinfühliger", and "source of light" from "Lichtquelle", in: Celibidache Documentation (MIR Vol 3), archive of Are Akademi: Musical Interpretation Research (MIR) project, 1978-1996.
- Homepage of Swedish Music Information Centre (SMIC) and Svensk Musik (advanced search under "Contemporary Classical" and "Composers"): , downloaded June 26, 2011.
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