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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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Rasmussen, Sunleif - M - Faroe Islands 

 
 

 

Biography

Sunleif Rasmussen
Born 1961, Sandoy, Faroe Islands
The Faroese composer Sunleif Rasmussen was born on Sandoy in 1961. The Faroe Islands and the North Atlantic nature and nationality are key factors to understanding his sensuous music, which bears indelible traces of wind, dunes, lyme grass and the ubiquitous Atlantic Ocean.
Sunleif Rasmussen’s music may not seem inherently Faroese, but deep within the musical structure lingers traces of accumulated Faroese folk songs deconstructed and rebuilt in the form of a musical pantry of notes; notes which may rightly be called Rasmussen’s own – and new – while still retaining a relation to Faroese tradition and history.
Career Highlights
1997 Three-year grant from the Danish State Arts Foundation
2002 Nordic Council Music Prize
2004 Visiting composer at the prestigious Korsholm Festival in Finland
Key Works
5 Faroese choir songs (1992; choir)
Landid (1992-93; voice and orchestra)
Sunshine and Shadows (1990; string quartet)
Dem Licht entgegen (2001; saxophone and orchestra) Symphony no. 1, Oceanic days (2002; orchestra) Songs of Seasons (2004; violin and strings) Territorial Song (2009; recorder and orchestra) Anderlag #1-... (2011; various woodwind dous)

 

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  • Citizenship: 
    Faroe Islands
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