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2004_ISCM - FAROE ISLANDS SECTION 

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The Association of Faroese Composers (Felagið Føroysk Tónaskøld) joined the ISCM as an associate member in Switzerland, November 2004.

The Association of Faroese Composers organizes as its main yearly project the festival Summartónar in June. Each year, since 1992, concert halls and churches in Tórshavn and all over the Faroe Islands have served as venues for the Summartónar Festival of Classical and Contemporary Music. Organized by the Association of Faroese Composers, Summartónar has played a vital role in the development of Faroese composition.

The 2004 programme reflected the festival�s role as a platform for new compositions by Faroese composers and included first performances of works by Tróndur Bogason, Kári Bæk, Kristian Blak, Edvard Nyholm Debes, Ólavur Olsen, Atli Petersen, Sunleif Rasmussen and Pauli í Sandagerði.

As in past years, Summartónar 2004 maintains its Nordic profile with the presentation of artists and compositions, including several first performances, from other Nordic countries. Nordic collaboration has been essential to Summartónar�s attaining the prominence and high musical standards that characterize the festival. However North and South American as well as European participation from outside the Nordic area have been essential for the festival over the years. With the new associated membership in the ISCM , the Faroe Islands composers are looking forward to further challenges in collaborations with individuals and organizations from all over the world in the next years.

The composers are active in the cultural life in the Faroe Islands in general, they work across genres, including also improvised music and music with ethnic roots. In addition to the Summartónar in June each year, they also organize the Spring Concert with mainly first performances in collaboration with the Faroese artists at their yearly Spring Exposition in March. Individually the Faroese composers have works performed internationally.

 

 

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