Vástádus eana – The Answer Is Land
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.
"Yoik as a starting point", a course at Nord University, Levanger 2021-22
NB; application deadline April 15!
"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.
New study at Nord University
The program offers specialization in either Rhythmic choral conducting, Joik or "Slåttemusikk". The program is aimed at choir leaders, teachers in primary school, music schools, upper secondary education, musicians and other interested parties. The teaching takes place in 5 sessions of 3 or 4 days plus some individual guidance. During the sessions, 1 or 2 of the days will be common to all three specializations, while the last two days are set aside for specialization in the following directions: Rhythmic choral conducting, Joik or Slåttemusikk (traditional Norwegian folk music).
"Våkenatt" – by Konstellasjonen
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.