Valmynd Leit


We are pleased to announce the following presenters:
(the list is not exhaustive and is subject to change)

Albäck, Sven (Sv), professor at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm.
We hear what we know: On Tonality in Traditional Swedish Folk Music in a Modern Society.

Allmo, Per-Ulf (Sv), PhD student at Department of Musicology and Performance Studies, Stockholm University.
The Nyckelharpa in the Past for Today and Tomorrow.

Bech, Benjamin (Dk), musician and researcher
Tradition: a Mind Experiment and it's Relation to Artistic Identity.

Berglund, Mats (Sv), musician and teacher at Ingesund School of Music, Arvika.
Local and Global.
Asymmetrical- beat in Polska.

Bjerkem, Johan Einar (No)
The Norwegian dance herritage in a new millenium

Blak, Kristian (Fo), musician, Fřroya Fólkatónleikarafelag.
Roots and Branches in Faroese music.

Christiansen, Poul Bjerager (Dk), chairman of Denmark’s National Folk Musicians.
”Sřnderhoning”: the living Danish tradition of the ”polsk". 
Rigsspillemćnd, now also in Denmark: Are Competitions and Awards Adequate Practices for Safeguarding Tradition?

Ekgren, Jacqueline Pattison (Sv), head of Ekgren Musikkinstitutt. 
Learning Norwegian Stev: From Core Concepts to Performance.
The Smallest Unit of Poetry: the Stev Two-Pulse.

Fahlander, Thomas (Sv), a musician and filmmaker in Falun. 
When Bach came to Dalarna.

Farago, Lars (Sv), director of the Swedish Folk Music and Dance Association (RFoD). 
Dance House Movement in Sweden: Meaningful Traditions in Modern Times. 
Polska as Nordic or Swedish World Heritage. 
Multiculture as Threat or as Means to Promote Swedish Traditions.

Grímsdóttir, Bára and Chris Foster (Is), folk musicians and researchers. 
Icelandic Folk Music: Vocal Traditions and Forgotten Instruments.

Hogmark, Esbjörn (Sv), engineer, musician and founder of Eric Sahlström Institute. 
The Swedish Process of Bringing an Intangible Cultural Element, The Nyckelharpa, to the UNESCO list.

Joensen, Rasmus (Fo) chairman of Sláiđ Ring, the Faroese Ballad Dance Association.
Faroese Ballad Dance.

Jüssi, Johanna-Adele (Est), musician, researcher and teacher.
What Does It Mean To Be An Estonian Fiddler In A World Today?

Karhonen, Ilona (Fi) DMus, singer and researcher.  
Runosong Tradition in Fenno-Carelian Area.

Kastinen, Arja (Fi), DMus, musician and researcher.
One Hundred Years of Beauty Sleep. 

Knudsen, Ragnhild (No), musician and assistant professor at the Department of Folk Music and Folk Art, Telemark University College.
Learning by Ear - Necessary for Safeguarding?

Lřvlid, Unni (NO),singer
The vocal tradition in Hornindal, my home village

MacMillan, Gilbert (Sc), musician and professor at the University of Glasgow.
Revitalizing traditional song tradition in The Hebrides of Scotland.
Changes in Scottish Gaelic Song Traditions.

Misgeld, Olof (Sv), assistant head of the Department of Folk Music at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.
A method of melodic improvisation in Swedish folk music.

Nieminen, Rauno (Fi), DMus, musician, instrument builder and researcher.
The Kantele Comes Alive.

Rosenberg, Susanne (Sv), musician and head of Folk Music Department at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
An entity soluble in the mind: On variation and improvisation in folk singing from the point of view of an evolving tradition.

Stranden, Marit (No), folk dancer and researcher, The Norwegian Center for Traditional Music and Dance (NTNU) and
Gro Marie Svidal (No), musician and researcher.
Bygda Dansar (the countryside dances) as method for safeguarding traditional dance.

Ternhag, Gunnar (Sv), ethnomusicologist, professor at Stockholm university. 
The meanings of close sources: Personal notebooks and personal songbooks.

Tullberg, Markus (Sv), professor at Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University.
Revitalising the transverse wooden flute tradition of Sweden.

Väänänen, Timo (Fi), DMus, musician and researcher.
Kindred of Kantele.

Von Wachenfeldt, Thomas   (Sv), musician and professor at Luleĺ University of Technology.
Folk Musical education, cultivation and imagination: a study of tradition transfer and learning of Swedish fiddler music during the 1900 - and 2000's, and its ideological roots.

Ţorsteinsdóttir, Rósa (Is), ethnologist and research lecturer at Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies.
A hollow box and a rough string: Sources about people’s attitude towards musical instruments in Iceland from the 17th trough 19th century.

Nordic Culture Point Nordic Council of MinistersArt Council NorwaySwedish Arts Council 




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20. - 23. ágúst 2014

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