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2018_ISCM - FAROE ISLANDS SECTION 

 
 

Annual Report

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

    ISCM-Faroe Islands has continued our work for local composers in an international setting. To this purpose, especially our own 3 month long festival, Summartónar, with over 160 concerts is our main tool. 2018 the Association of Faroese Composers (Felagið Føroysk Tónaskøld) celebrated the 27th Summartónar festival.
    The majority of the programme is of Faroese music, performed by Faroese musicians. However, Summartónar is also an international event with visiting performers, composers, and song-writers from around the world: from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Belgium, USA, Scotland, Slovenia, Italy, Argentina, Germany, England, Japan, and Greenland. There is also a new theme starting this year. Encouraged by artists in Norway, Sweden and Finland along the latitudes 62 to 63 degrees North (see http://northcultitude6263.com), the Association of Faroese Composers has invited artists from Greenland, Iceland, Finland,
    and Siberia who are based along the 62-63 latitudes – an idea to be explored even more in the future.
    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 15 concerts were held in Tórshavn, Kirkjubøur, and Runavík with compositions by Edvard Nyholm Debess, Alti K. Petersen, Pauli í Sandagerði, Heðin Meitil, Bjarni Restorff, Ólavur Jøkladal, H.J. Højgaard, Esmar Jacobsen, Sunleif Rasmussen, Kristian Blak, Richard Stanley, and Graeme Rudd in addition to classical repertoire.
    Since these early years, the musical scene in the Faroes has gone from strength to strength and our festival re ects the diversity and creativity of today’s musicians who bring Faroese music to the world and international music to the Faroes.

  • Please describe your organization's research activities over the past year: 
    We have been involved in an academic research on jazz music in the Faroe Islands.
 

 

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