BA Tónlist

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BA Tónlist

BA Tónlist is a group of artists who have worked together on a diverse album called FONETIKA. The album is an academical project made as a represention of their artistry. BA Tónlist consists of 5 Faroese artists:

Katrina Olsen
Katrina is a Faroese singer, songwriter and saxophonist. She started creating songs at
seventeen when she got into the music high school in Thorshavn as a songwriter. Since then she has been the lead singer in the pop/funk group Funksjón, saxophonist in DJARI and part of an acapella jazz trio called SWAY. She is now studying for a bachelor’s degree in art at Fróðskaparsetur Føroya.
Her music often includes an array of vocals and soft saxophone melodies, as she has
always had an interest in choir arrangements and has been playing the saxophone since she was a child. She enjoys odd-time rhythms, synths and exploring new sounds, all of which are expressed in her music.

Sissal Grækarisdóttir Magnusen
Sissal is a singer, musician and songwriter. Using her voice as her main instrument, she likes to try out different genres and experiment vocally to see where the voice can go and how singing can be expressed in different ways.
In 2018 she released her first album titled “A Lonely Chair With a View”, which was
made possible working with her four bandmates. On that album she wrote the lyrics and made vocal melodies – while arranging was done by all five.
Sissal is a soulful singer who started singing as a small child and has built on her skill ever since. She has a distinct voice and a tendency to lean towards slow, dark and heartfelt music, telling a story. Whether it is soul, jazz, pop, indie, or prog, she will likely try it out and make her own version.

Líggjas Olsen
Líggjas plays piano and synths, sings and is a composer of music for films, documentaries as well as having his own project called Frostfelt in which he releases songs in a more singer songwriter style. His music can be described as dreamy, melodic and emotional. Líggjas has also produced music for other artists (Rebekka Petersen, Guðrið Hansdóttir) as well as being a synth player and singer in various groups on the Faroe Islands.

Jákup Veyhe
Jákup Veyhe’s former experiences with performing music have mostly been as part of a choir, or as a comedic singer. However, since he started at BA Music, he has worked almost entirely on score/sheet music. Furthermore, in the last six months, he has primarily worked on arranging string quartet pieces, which can be heard in his pieces, on the edition, FONETIKA.

Per Ingvaldur Højgaard Petersen
Born and raised in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, Per started playing brass instruments (trompet, cornet, baritone, alt) bassguitar and drums at the age of 9. During highschool he became a professional musician. He taught drums and piano at Tórshavnar Kvøld- og ungdómsskúla from 2013-19 and also worked as a substitute teacher in Tórshavnar, Runavíkar, Vága and Klaksvíkar Musikskúla. He currently studies music as part of the art education (Listaútbúgvingin BA) at the University of the Faroe Islands.
His style is somehow Ambient. Although he has done a shit load of beats mainly with sampling technique, moving from hip hop to electronica to techno to ambient and so forth. His first solo release is a piano piece played by Mattias Kapnas and himself where the sonic journey takes the
listener through the thought of creative creation. The different ambient places in the piece are named by the four different stages in Graham Wallas theory af creativity from his work, The Art of
Thought.

His work includes playing as well as writing, arranging, producing and mixing. He has worked on a variety of different music styles and genres such as Ambient, Black Metal, Classical, Country, Folk, Hip Hop, Rock, Pop, Jazz etc. as a studio musician, in live performances, in theatre, in
movies and sound installations. As a touring musician he has played in many different parts of the world such as all of the nordic countries, South Africa, India, Germany, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, USA, Greenland, Russia and many more.

Artists he has worked with:
Jakku, Konni Kass, Eivør, Teitur, Knút Háberg Eysturstein, Guðrið Hansdóttir, Silvurdrongur, Bendar Spónir, Orka, Ave, The Absent Silver King, Ygdrasil, Tjant, Ævintýraferðin, Byrta, Sakaris, Lyon, Hans Andrias, Marius DC, Marius Ziska, Kristian Blak, Tamara, Lea Kampmann, Marianna Nagata, Heiðrik, Svartmálm, FSO (Faroese National Symphony Orchestra), Annika Hoydal, Anders Riis, Jógvan Joensen, Gurðun & Bartal, & Bartal, and more.

 

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