Youth art project 2023: To the Festivals with music inspired by the Arctic

Ungkunstner Louisa Palmi fra Tromsø skaper musikk inspirert av Arktis. Foto: Kristine Rød

Festspillene i Nord-Norge has awarded Louisa Palmi (b. 1995) from Tromsø a youth arts scholarship for 2023, for her project where she creates music by working with the interaction and contrasts in sound and space. Now she is working on a completely new composition which will premiere at the Festspillene i Nord-Norge 2023.

- Now the festival audience gets the opportunity to get to know acousmatic music, which is presented without musicians on stage. Acousmatic music creates a different space for experiencing the music, since the audience in the concert experience does not relate to how the sound is created, but is surrounded by a lot of speakers in a room.

Louisa is influenced by her environment, landscape and nature. It will be exciting to follow the process and see how the result affects the audience in June, says festival director Ragnheiður Skúladóttir.