Arctic Sounds

Arctic Sounds 2017: April 6th – 9th.

Arctic Sounds is an annual music festival in Sisimiut, Greenland. We present artists from the nordic countries (Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Åland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) as well as artists from Inuit Nunangat (Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut). The main focus when booking is ‘songwriting’ in the broadest sense of the word.

We are working very hard to finish the 2017 program, and we have just started posting artist descriptions here on our website.

We are looking forward to welcoming both artists and audience for another awesome Arctic Sounds festival!

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Main Venues

Taseralik
Nalunnguarfimmut 7
3911 Sisimiut

Hotel Sisimiut
Aqqusinersuaq 86
3911 Sisimiut

Timersortarfik / Sports Hal

Tickets

Ticket sales for Arctic Sounds 2017 has started. For now, only via email (see below), but soon the tickets will also be available in Taseralik, Sisimiut

NORDIC PLAYGROUNDS

In 2017 we will feature playgrounds and cocreation activities in these fields:

Network development

Recording and music production

Electronic music

Music and the media

Songwriting / co-writing

Performance

Fundraising

Event management

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Program


Music

    • IS

      Stereo Hypnosis

      Father and son – Óskar Thorarensen one of the founders of the collective Brut art group Inferno 5 (1984), Pan Thorarensen and Thorkell Atlasson form the electronic trio Stereo Hypnosis.

      The trio was stabilized, between field recording and photo sessions in the remote island Flatey (2006). They have an organic sound, serene and down tempo – electronic climbing the Icelandic unforgiving highlands.

      Stereo Hypnosis has constructed five albums: Parallel Island, Hypnogogia, Synopsis (in collaboration with the Italian sound artist Pulse) Glossolalia & Morphic Ritual.

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    • GL

      Piitsukkut

      Piitsukkut is a rock band from the late 1970’s. The band gained popularity in Greenland in 1980 when they released their LP “Inuiaat Naqisimaneqartugut Kattutta”. Piitsukkut’s music style is hard rock. The band got reunited in Inussivik in 2008 and 2009, where they performed and co-operated with various other artists. The band was the closing act of the 2016 Aasivik music festival in Narsaq. Their latest performance was in Mutten in Nuuk in November 2016, where they had ISUMA as their backing band

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      My Quiet Companion

      The Swedish, Gothenburg based trio ‘My Quiet Companion’ (Sofia Ekberg, Patrick Rydman and Henrik Cederblom) was formed in the autumn of 2012, out of pure joy, when jamming together while producing Sofia’s EP ”All The Small Details”. The group performs original songs in the style of folk, roots, chanson, americana and a bit of pop. My Quiet Companion has played live across Sweden, where they, among other things, have opened for Aoife O’Donovan of Crooked Still and shared the stage with Adam Levy (songwriter/guitarist from Norah Jones’ Handsome Band). In 2016, the trio also has had great succsess with a concert program, interpreting Springsteen in their own way.
      With three guitars, mandolin, dobro, stompboard and harmony singing they create a groovy intimate sound where you can lean back and listen to the tales of the songs…
      It is catchy Americana with a Scandinavian edge.

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    • GL

      Isuma

      Isuma from Nuuk plays Alternative / Heavy metal. The band was founded in 2015 by lead singer Nick Ørbæk Jacobsen and drummer Nukappiannguaq Vetterlain. Later lead guitarist Martin Berglund Eskildsen and bass guitarist Saamu Rasmussen joined the band.
      Just 14 days after the band was founded they had their live debut in a local music competition which they won. This earned them a trip to Denmark to perform at the annual festival “Ungdomsringens musikfestival” in Aalborg. After the trip Saamu Rasmussen left the band and was replaced by Qillaq Petrussen. Since then Isuma have played several concerts and they are currently working on their debut album.

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    • Carina Mare

      Carina Mare is a singer from Gothenburg Sweden who later in life has found her passion in songwriting. With her piano and soulful voice, she drags you into her story of life and sings about longing, power and love. Her style is broad but mostly influenced by jazz/soul/folk. Inspired by the style of songwriter Norah Jones and singer Joss Stone her songs span from a groovy to a small intimate expression.

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      Annika Fehling

      Annika Fehling is a world-touring Swedish singer-songwriter from the magical island of Gotland.
      Annika has 12 CDalbum to her credit, the latest ones “Rust&Gold “and “Fireflies” met with both critical and commercial success. She is also part of the successful swedish trio GLIMRA that released their debut album 2013 .
      She produces Songwriters Retreats, Living Room concert series, and the Visbyfestival in August every year.

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      Vestergaard

      Songwriter and artist Lasse Vestergaard and producer and sound designer Jacob Lee Horney has teamed up creating a clash of contemporary folk songs combined with a nordic cinematic sound. This is narratives in their native language in an electronic sound scape. Vestergaard was nominated for a danish music award for his latest relase in 2013, and Jacob Lee has been producing grammy nominated albums in DK.

    • DK/US/FR/NL

      Michaut / Perkins

      ‘La Boheme Meets L.A. In This French/American Folk/Pop Duo’

      Michaut/Perkins is the Love child of Paris born/Amsterdam based songwriter Magali Michaut (Vocal, guitar, violin, piano, ukulele) and Los Angeles born/Copenhagen based songwriter Brett Perkins (Vocal, guitar, ukulele, percussion).

      Their 2016 debut ‘Hello Love’ CD has generated international airplay, strong reviews and tour dates in Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Ireland and US thus far.

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      Juliah

      Juliah is a singer and songwriter based in Gothenburg, Sweden. With her personal lyrics, gentle sound and ukulele, she takes you on a journey through jazz and folkpop where you’ll meet a mixture of melancholy, love and pain.
      On February 16, 2017, Juliah released her debut EP – “Sincerely Yours”. 4 songs focusing on the topic we all know so well – Love. Both the happy and the devastating kind.

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      Petrus Nordh

      Petrus Nordh is a singer/musician/ songwriter from Gothenburg, Sweden. He has a soulful and contemporary sound that contains traces of new pop, retro funk and old blues. He writes about his grey surroundings and his relationships with others and himself. This can be heard on his first mini-album ”Too Free EP”, a collection of songs that are easy to relate to, yet still rewards repeated listens.

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      Futuregrapher

      Árni Grétar (born 6 December 1983), best known under the pseudonym Futuregrapher, is an electronic musician described by Grapevine magazine in 2009 as “fucking brilliant.” He founded the indie record label Möller Records in 2011.

      Futuregrapher has released four critical acclaimed albums and remixed many artists; Ghostigital, Samaris, Mick Chillage and Ruxpin (to name a few). Live events all around Iceland and has toured in both N-America and Europe. Worked and made music with many artists, like Japanese sound artist Gallery Six and Icelandic composer Jón Ólafsson.

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    • Marie Hahne Duo

      DK

      Marie Hahne Duo

      What makes this duo unique is the way they seek the border of the simple expression while retaining the intensity.

      Lineup:
      Marie Hahne: Singer/songwriter
      Mads Houe: Bass

      Together they have created a new sound that embraces the songs of Marie Hahne, and gives them a very special vibe. In the songs the audience is invited into a lyrical universe where there is time for reflection and room for the thoughts to fly freely. Through the lyrics Marie Hahne relates to different feelings and thoughts that occur during the small moments of reflection. Included in the repertoire is the song ”A quiet land full of life” written to Greenland and it’s beautiful surroundings.

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      Juhani “Vinland” Jaeger

      Urban folk, acoustic, sometimes deep, sometimes romantic, sometimes provocative – Juhani “Vinland” Jaeger sings of simple joys and simple longings. These bright-eyed and thoughtful Estonian songs make you feel light and hopeful. They long for brightness, purity and honesty in oneself and those you meet on your way.

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Artist application


Booking for 2017 is complete. However, we still have room on our networking and cocreation program, NORDIC PLAYGROUNDS. Artists who would like to participate in NORDIC PLAYGROUNDS can send an email with all relevant information.