NB; application deadline April 20!
"Yoik as a starting point" at Nord University is a study developed by Frode Fjellheim and perhaps the only university study in the world where students get to work with yoik as a starting point for creating new music.
At the bottom of this is a solid introduction to yoik as a musical expression - and a basic introduction to Sami culture. Students can create their own yoiks, use elements from traditional yoik in new contexts and learn how Europe's oldest living music tradition can give you new musical ideas for your own music. the only university program in the world where students get to work with yoik as a starting point for creating new music.
The Stay At Home Choir has announced that their first project in 2022 will be Vuelie.
Here is what they write on their web page:
"Disney fans will recognise Vuelie from Frozen, but we’re thrilled to be singing a magical new choral arrangement, and we’ll be joined in rehearsals by Sámi composer Frode Fjellheim. ✨ 🎶 You’ll also get a unique opportunity to learn to yoik - a traditional style of Sámi singing - and we’re inviting young singers to join us for a special free open session to sing the children’s voice part!"
Beaivi, áhčážan, Eanni, eannážan is a worthy tribute to parts of Valkepää's art. The production shows his world of art and poetry, but to an even greater extent it displays Fjellheim as a composer, a composer who shows us how to make classical music on Sami premises. (scenekunst.no)
Frode Fjellheim has composed music for the opening performance at the Arctic Arts Festival 2021. The 7 female performers who are on stage are renowned dancers, yoikers and singers. The yoik is a key element in the performance and the performers will both yoik and dance.
Frode Fjellheim has created the music for "Våkenatt", an interactive all-consuming experience for tweens between the ages of 10-13.
"Våkenatt" ("Vigil"), is an more of an experience than a show. A place to find a way, a place to get lost. We are proud to present an alternative Christmas experience for an audience that does not have an abundance of cultural offerings - those who are between being children and being youths.
Frode Fjellheim has created the music for this performance at Åarjelhsaemien Teatere 2020.
"Giedtine" refers to something like "a reindeer fence" in Southern Sami, and the performance is an important and different commentary in the pro or con wind power debate, and the debate for or against what is known in Norway as "the green shift", a shift in the economy, power production and many other aspects of our daily life towards more climate-friendly solutions. The Sami reindeer fence is the mirror image of the Chinese chalk ring, which was used as the focal point of justice in the Chinese playwright Li Qianfu's universal drama about the child that two women claim. Frode Fjellheim has created the music for this performance at Åarjelhsaemien Teatere
A selection of music released on Vuelie.
Music by Frode Fjellheim, Ulla Pirttijärvi, Katarina Barruk and Marja Mortensson.
Links to Tidal or Spotify. The music is also available on other streaming services.
Watch the concert at Vuelie Studio here. With Hildegunn Øiseth and Frode Fjellheim
Recorded April 12th 2020 at Vuelie Studio
Hildegunn Øiseth: Goat horn and trumpet
Frode Fjellheim: Keyboard and vocals
Frode Fjellheim's opening song for Frozen "Vuelie" is used in several places in the film - including at the end of the trailer below. In addition, he has made a new song: The Reindeer Circle, also performed by the choir Cantus from Trondheim.
The movie is also available in Northern Sámi language: "Jikŋon 2".