(Please note that the workshop is intended for people age 18 or over.)
The composer farm aims to provide a fertile environment for the growth of contemporary music and to broaden the horizons of participants with lectures, collaborations and new music praxis.
Participants will have the opportunity to develop existing works in progress or perhaps work in unexpended new directions inspired by the lectures and musical environment of Eiðar.
The residential school contains several rehearsal spaces which can be customised instrumentally and technically according to the needs of the participants and instructors.
The workshop will begin on the 18th of August and will culminate with a concert weekend on the 22nd – 24th of August. The concerts will be held in unconventional venues around Fljótsdalshérað county and also in the East of Iceland Cultural Centre in Eskifjörður.
Workshop fees, food and board
The workshop fees are 30.000 Icelandic Kronas. This includes sleeping accommodation and meals (please inform about special needs regarding food). Sleeping accommodation will be in the residential school in male and female dormitories.
Travel and Resources
Flights and buses are available to Egilsstaðir from Reykjavik. Also a ferry runs from mainland Europe to the nearby port of Seyðisfjörður with connections to Egilsstaðir. There is no regular bus service to Eiðar. Participants arriving in Egilsstaðir or Seyðisfjörður will be picked up and driven to the workshop.
In Eiðar there are no shops and no post office. However, during the workshop, trips to the town of Egilsstaðir will be organised.
Contact information and registration:
Tel. ++354 471 38 18
Mobile: ++354 867 30 83
Eiðar is a little settlement 13 km from the town of Egilsstaðir in the East of Iceland. For more than a century, from 1883, it functioned as a centre of education.
Barnaskólinn á Eiðum, the primary school, was established in 1959 and closed 2009. Since then full-time education has ceased in Eiðar.
However, during the summer, the “Barnaskóli” comes to life in June and July as a residential camp for the disabled and in August as a music summer school for 10 - 16 year olds.
This summer, for the first time, the school will host the “Eiðar Composer Farm” contemporary music workshop for music college students and individuals interested in music composition.