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2020_ISCM - FINNISH SECTION 

 
 

Annual Report

  • Year: 
  • Please describe your organization’s activities over the past year, including concerts, commissions, collaborations, publications: 

    The Society of Finnish Composers (Suomen Säveltäjät ry, SFC) represents the composers of contemporary music in Finland and acts as the ISCM – Finnish Section. (www.composers.fi) In 2020, the Society celebrated its 75th anniversary with a festivity concert by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Hannu Lintu in Helsinki Music Centre, on October 2nd . SFC also bestowed the Madetoja Award for soprano Anu Komsi for an exceptionally laudable collaboration with Finnish composers.
    SFC is an active member of ECF Committee within ECSA (European composer & songwriter alliance), which organized two ECCO (The European Contemporary Composers Orchestra) concerts in Brussels in February 4th and in Luxembourg in October 6th, 2020.
    At the core of SFC’s Nordic co-operation is the Nordic Music Days (NMD), the world's oldest ongoing contemporary music festival (founded in 1888). The 2020 NMD festival in Faroe Islands, originally planned for Septemper 24th to 29th, was postponed to 2021 due the Covid-19 pandemic.
    SFC participated in the ISCM Virtual Collaborative Series project that showcased Tomi Räisänen’s trio L’homme armé as one of its first highlights in November 24th, 2020.
    Domestically, SFC supported selected contemporary music festivals in Finland, including Tampere Biennale (Tampere), Ung Nordisk Musik (Tampere) and Uuden Musiikin Lokakuu (Oulu) which could be held despite of the pandemic. Additionally, SFC publishes the magazine Kompositio (in Finnish) and is one of the four publishers of FMQ (Finnish Music Quarterly), a magazine in English both in digital and paper format exploring the Finnish music scene.
    Through its two individual funds, SFC supported 30 commissions of new music. In addition, it supported financially seven composition concerts and travel costs of 18 composers.

  • Please describe your organization's research activities over the past year: 
    SFC continued as a funding partner of the research project Yhdenvertaisesti säveltäen (‘Composing equally’) focusing on practices of composition pedagogy. The Music Finland and Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts CERADA of University of the Arts Helsinki project aims to have a positive impact on the roles and division of labor, attitudes and images in the field of art music composition. The preliminary phase of the project culminated to a composition concert, not open to public audience due to Covid-19 restrictions, in November 28th, 2020.s
 

 

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