The Folk Music Academy – July 2 – 4 2020
International course on Icelandic Folk Music from July 2nd to July 4th, free of charge.
Since 2006 the Folk Music Centre in Siglufjordur has organized a Folk Music Academy to coincide with the Folk Music Festival.
The main topics of the Folk Music Academy in Siglufjord will be the different types of Icelandic traditional and folk music, including rimur and tvisöngur (organum). Icelandic folk dances will also be introduced, as well as folk music arrangements and instrumental tradition.
Students of the Academy will also get to meet visiting artists from other countries who lecture on the traditional and folk music of their home country.
Thursday 2. July 2020
09.00-11.00 – Rímur Songs of Iceland. Gunnsteinn Ólafsson, Iceland
11.00-12.00 – Music to verses by Sappho. Thorgunnur Anna Örnolfsdottir, Iceland
12.00-13.00 – Pause
13.00-14.00 – South American Music. Use Eschner, Germany
14.00-15.00 – Lithuanian Songs to the Poetic Edda. Erika Vizbaraite, Lithuania
15.00-16.00 – Bjarni Thorsteinsson’s collection of Icelandic folk music. Gunnsteinn Olafsson, Iceland
Friday 3. July 2020
10.00-11.00 – Medieval music and texts in Scandinavia. Øyonn Grove Myhren, Norway
11.00-12.00 – Tvísöngur (Two part organum). Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson, Iceland
12.00-13.00 – Pause
13.00-14.00 – How to arrange Icelandic folk music. Ragnheidur Gröndal, Iceland
14.00-15.00 – Norwegian folk songs. Øyonn Grove Myhren, Norway
15.00-16.00 – Icelandic folk instruments, langspil and íslensk fiðla. Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson, Iceland
Saturday 4. July 2020
10.00-12.00 – Norwegian folk dances. Hans-Hinrich Thedens with Øyonn Grove Myhren, Poul Høxbro and Elizabeth Gaver.
Those students who wish to get merits from the University for the course must write a paper or do a project on Icelandic Folk Music and hand it in before the 15th of August. The paper can be in Icelandic, Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish or English.