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2016_ISCM - FAROE ISLANDS SECTION 

 
 

Annual Report

  • Year: 
    2016
  • Please describe your organization’s activities over the past year, including concerts, commissions, collaborations, publications: 

    In 2016 FFT could celebrate "Summartónar - The 25th Festival"
    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 Faroe Islands. We used the name Summartónar from the beginning and in 1992 15 concerts were held in Tórshavn, Kirkjubø and Runavík with compositions by William Heinesen, 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.

    This year we celebrate the 25th festival with all the performing artists being either residents of the Faroe Islands or Faroese musicians living abroad. However, several of the participating ensembles also include musicians from other countries: Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, England, Russia, France, Togo. It is a sign of the strenth of the Faroese musical scene that it is now quite possible to set up a programme of more than 150 concerts with predominantly local musicians performing mainly Faroese compositions at an international level, but we are also proud of the fact that Faroese musicians and composers are now an integrated part of an international musical network.

    During the early years, Summartónar’s programme consisted mainly of classical and newly written music in contemporary classical style. From 2015, however, jazz and new folk became an integral part of the activity.

    Over the years more than 1600 concerts have been presented and each year several new works are performed - over 500 compositions have had their world premieres at Summartónar, the majority of these written by Faroese Composers.

    FFT is active all year round of course, with for instance the Spring Concert and participation in several workshops.

 

 

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