Music composed by Faroese Eli Tausen á Lava selected for ‘New Classics — Organ Taurida’ competition final in Moscow

Eli Tausen á Lava. Image credits: Dánjal Arge.

Eli Tausen á Lava from the Faroe Islands has been selected as one of ten finalists to compete for first place in the international music competition New Classics — Organ Taurida in Russia.

For the competition, set to take place in Moscow on September 6th, young composers between the age of 14 and 35, each present a piece of their own music composed for the organ.

One of ten finalists from all over Europe, Tausen á Lava says he heard about the competition in April, then decided to enter one of his compositions.

Tausen á Lava’s composition, titled ‘Reyði Tráðurin’ (literally ‘The Red Thread’ meaning approximately ‘Theme’) was originally created for Sweden’s Lund Contemporary music festival.

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