The association was founded on the 14th of November 1987.
The purposes of the association are to nurture the interests of Faroese composers, to protect their rights and to actively seek to improve the composers' artistic and financial circumstances.

 

ISCM 2010 in Sydney, Australia

Felagið Føroysk Tónaskøld (The Association of Faroese Composers) has been associate members of the ISCM for the last 6 years. It is an excellent opportunity for our society's contacts in new composition world wide.

At the annual festival, Faroese Composers are also represented each year. In Pauli Hansen, Kristian Blak and Sunleif Rasmussen were represented respectively in Gøteborg, Hong Kong and Vilnius. 
At the ISCM World New Music Festival in Sidney the Faroe islands will be represented with two works: 
Atli K. Petersen's "Elf, Zwölf und Dann" for big band 
and 
Kristian Blak's String Quartet no. 5 "Lady Frere". 

ISCM World New Music Days 30 April - 9 May 2010, Sydney, Australia.

ISCM World New Music Days is a big international festival that focuses on contemporary music and sound art. It is held annually in different cities around the world, and serves as an important place where composers and audience converge. On that occasion, furthermore, the ISCM according the statutes has its general assembly May, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7. 
For the first time in the history of this prestigious organization, its showcase of musical excellence, the ISCM World New Music Days, will be held in the Southern Hemisphere: in Sydney, Australia. 
The Aurora Festival and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music - will present works from each of the 52 ISCM Sections alongside music of the Asia-Pacific region of which Australia is a part. This festival will showcase the latest in musical innovation and expression, vital, engaging and interesting music in all its forms both within and beyond the art music tradition, setting the scene for the next 88 years of artistic excellence. Program will be announced in January 2010.

http://www.worldnewmusicdays.com.au/