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2017_ISCM - FAROE ISLANDS SECTION 

 
 

Annual Report

  • Year: 
  • Please describe your organization’s activities over the past year, including concerts, commissions, collaborations, publications: 

    The main activity of our society is the festival Summartónar. This year it is 25 years since the Association of Faroese Composers (Felagið Føroysk Tónaskøld - FFT) organized the very first Summartónar festival. Summartónar 2016 – the 25th festival – focused on Faroese music. For 2017 we went global. As a member of ISCM we decided to hear music from six continents, including works by composers from Argentina, USA, New Zealand, Belgium, Japan, and South Africa.

    A brief history of Summartónar: Beginning in 1984, Faroese composers started organizing concerts of their own music together with works by international composers. After establishing the Association of Faroese Composers (Felagið Føroysk Tónaskøld) in 1987, these concerts became more regular, especially with the annual Spring Concert and a series of concerts over the summer in collaboration with the Listasavn Føroya. In 1991 a concert with works by several Faroese composers was presented at the St Magnus Festival in Orkney. After participating at a festival in a community comparable with the Faroe Islands, we decided to establish a similar festival the following year in the Faroes. We used the name Summartónar from the beginning and in 1992. Since these early years, the musical scene in the Faroes has gone from strength to strength and our festival reflects the diversity and creativity of today’s musicians who bring Faroese music to the world and international music to the Faroes.

    In addition to Summartónar, that runs June through August, FFT has a number of activities for members, such as workshops and especially common spring and autumn concerts.

 

 

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