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Synne Skouen (born 8 August 1950 in Oslo) is a Norwegian music writer and composer.
Skouen was born in Oslo. She studied at the Vienna Academy of Music with Alfred Uhl and Erwin Ratz for composition and Dieter Kaufmann and Friedrich Cerha for electronic music. She also studied with Finn Mortensen in Oslo receiving her degree in composition from the Norwegian Academy of Music in 1976.
Skouen worked as a member of the experimental music theatre group "Die Fremden" in Vienna. From 1977-86 she worked as editor of the contemporary music periodical Ballade, and wrote as a music critic for Arbeiderbladet. In 1993 Skouen became the music director for Norwegian Broadcasting's cultural channel, and in 1999 was named Head of Culture. In 2002 she served as President of the Society of Norwegian Composers. In 1993 she won the Prix Italia for the radio production Måkespiserne with author Cecelie Løveid and director Nicole Macé. 
Synne Skouen composes for theatrical productions and film, as well as for orchestra and solo instruments. Selected works include:
- Volven (The Sibyl) full length ballet with choreographer Kjersti Alveberg
- Dusj (Shower) video opera
- Froskeprinsen (The Frog Prince) television fable
- Måkespiserne (Gulleaters) radio production
- Balladen om Anne Roggløy melodrama
- Une soirée d'eté
- Hils Domitila! (Greet Dometila) for piano
- ROSA for soprano and tape
- "Synne Skouen - Biography". 2002. http://www.mic.no/mic.nsf/doc/art2002100720061197187457. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
- Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994) (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers. http://books.google.com/books?id=IvoQQU1QL_QC&pg=PA425&dq=Synne+Skouen+(born+1950)&hl=en&ei=fZLsTKrOE4P88AbR-uy3AQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&sqi=2&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
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