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.

 

Tórshavn Municipality has commissioned a new piece

Tórshavn Municipality has commissioned a new piece: Mastra-skari í regni In connection with its 100th anniversary Tórshavn Municipality has commissioned a new composition by Atli Kárason Petersen. The piece will be premiered at the Faroese Symphony Orchestra’s New Year’s concert in the Nordic House on the 10^th of January 2009. Bernharður Wilkinson will be conducting the orchestra. 
The piece is called "Mastra-skari í regni" () and is based on a poem by William Heinesen from the anthology "Panorama med regnbue" (1972). William Heinesen is one of Tórshavn’s two honorary citizens. Carl Jóhan Jensen has translated the Danish lyrics into Faroese.