First Faroese performance of BEINTA

August 29th, 2021

Nordic Music Days is a festival presenting Nordic contemporary music and sound. The festival has been organized since 1888 and is one of the oldest festivals for contemporary classical music in the world.

This years’ festival is organized by The Association of Faroese Composers and the Danish Composers’ Society in collaboration with the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands.

BEINTA – a symphonic song cycle – which I co-composed with Anna Katrin Øssursdóttir Egilstrøð in 2015, was selected to be performed during the festival.
 
As a part of the preparation for the festival, Nordic Music Days made a podcast in three parts in which BEINTA was featured.
 
Practise your Faroese by listening to the interview with Anna Katrin below.
Photo: Ditte M. Joensen

Want to know more about BEINTA?

I have gathered some trivia and excerpts from reviews under BEINTA’s page under ‘Works’.