The association was founded on the 14th of November 1987.
The purposes of the association are to nurture the interests of Faroese composers, to protect their rights and to actively seek to improve the composers' artistic and financial circumstances.


Kim Kristensen

Kim Kristensen is from Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.

Composition, piano, synthesiezer, flute.

Kim Kristensen’s latest album, ALDA MAGNA with Bjarki Meitil: bass, vocal effects, Rogvi a Rogvu: drums, percussion, vocal effects, smartphone, Leivur Thomsen: electric and acoustic guitars, Kim Kristensen: piano, synthezisers, c-flute-bassflutes, eletronic effects, and guests: Anna Maria Olsen: vocals on "chanchings winds", Unn Paturson & Eyd Lin Paturson a Rogvu: vocals on "smaa men mange" was released on Tutl Records in 2013.

He has lived in the Faroe Islands since 2009 where he teaches at Tórshavnar Musikkskúli.

Kim Kristensen has composed music in a wide genre spectrum: different jazz formations from small groups to big bands, classical ensembles from chamber music to symphony orchestra, film, theatre, performance-theater, and art exhibitions. He is also specialized in electronic music.

He taught at the "Rytmical Conservatory" of Copenhagen, and he recieved in 1994 a prize of honour from the danish composer society, DJBFA. Kim was also in '94 nominated for a Danish Grammy for the CD, "Ildvæverne". He has several times recieved grants from the Art Foundation of the Danish State and from other foundations. During the 80´s he worked with "Ocean Fables" including Klavs Hovman (bass), Marilyn Mazur (perc.), Jens Winther (trumpet), Bjarne Roupe (guitar). In 1990 he formed "Ildvæverne", playing lyrical scandinavian jazz. In the beginning of 1998 he formed "SOUK", a trio with Birgit Lökke Larsen on percussion and Thomas Agergaard on saxophone and flute.

Kim Kristensen Has been a sideman in various projects: Michael Mantlers different bands in the past 5 years, in Frederik Lundin’s/Trine Lise Væring’s "People Places Times and Faces" and many others. As a musician he has played on a number of releases: the 1995 album, Michael Mantler, ”Cerco un paese innocente”, with the Danish Radio Big Band + Chamber Ensemble + vocalist, Mona Larsen on ECM Records; the 1997 album, Michael Mantler “Scool of understanding” with vocalists, Jack Bruce, Mona Larsen, Susie Hyldgaard, Per Jørgensen, Don Preston, Karen Mantler, John Greaves, Robert Wyatt. Musicians: Michael Mantler, Roger Jannotta, Bjarne Roupé, Marianne Sørensen, Mette Brandt, Mette Winther, Helle Sørensen, Tineke Nord hoeg, Kim Kristensen, Don Preston on ECM Records.

Kim Kristensen was also responsible for the music on the 1998 film by Lars von Trier, “The Idiots” by ZENTROPA FILM, Ole Gulløv/Halfdan Rasmussen: Natsange.

Title Instrument Year Duration Publisher Recording
Brass Quintet in Three Partsbrassq201611:30Manus.
Pulse of Timeelectronics, gtr, perc, voice1998Dacapo RecordsKim Kristensen m. fl. (studio)
SOUKelectronics, fl, perc, saxophone1998Kim Kristensen m. fl. (studio)
Erindringens Brndelectronics, perc, saxophone, voice1996Dacapo Records, DCCD 9425Kim Kristensen, Mona Larsen, Fredrik Lundin (studio)
Ildvverneelbas, cor, drumset, pno1993STCD4193Kim Kristensen m. fl. (studio)
Nomads of Tomorrowelectronics, fl, perc, trp1993Olufsen Records, DOCD 5179Kim Kristensen, Jens Winther (studio)
Havblik1992Olufsen Records, DOCD 5140 (CD)Ocean Fables (studio)
Anerelbas, electronics, fl, perc, drumset, pno, voice199045:54Olufsen Records ?? DOC 5103 Kim Kristensen m. fl. (studio)
Ocean Fables1986Stunt Records, STULP 8601Ocean Fables (studio)
Other Species0Kiminet, kkcd 9701Kim Kristensen m. fl. (studio)
57 Inpredictable Pianoepisodes, vol. 2pno0Kim Kristensen (studio)
57 Inpredictable Pianoepisodes, vol. 1pno0Kim Kristensen (studio)
White Lies, Black Truths & Pink Wisheselectronics, fl, perc, drumset, pno, voice01:08:05Kim Kristensen m. fl. (studio)
Gadercl, elbas, electronics, gtr, fl, perc, drumset, cb, pno, voice0Kim Kristensen m. fl. (studio)