Resterne af Rigsfællesskabet
Heðin Ziska Davidsen (FO), Jesper Pedersen (DK/IS) and Miké Thomsen (GL) combine home built modular synthesizers with traditional Greenlandic drum dance.
The three members of the group are from the three remaining countries of the Danish commonwealth. All members have strong ties to Iceland, the country that most recently broke with the Danish Commonwealth and declared independence. The Faroe Islands and Greenland both have political and national movements promoting their own independence.
The group is investigating the possible musical liberation and artistic freedom within the framework of experimental electronic music and on the other hand traditionally rooted Inuit music. They seek to create a musical language that embraces both past, present and future sonic expression and to bring this music to the so called “outskirts” of the Commonwealth.
The elements of the group form a three dimensional artistic abstraction of the Danish commonwealth. On one axis the individual nationalities of the group members represent the individual countries and their respective culture. On one axis the meeting between the traditional Inuit drum dance and the electronic modular synthesizers is representing the meeting between the hunters civilization and the industrialized civilization. And on the final axis, the improvised nature of the musical performance represents of the communication between and about the regions concerned.
In this process, we present an artistic abstraction of the commonwealth where questions can be formed that can migrate to the concrete.
During 2019-2021 we have been performing in the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland and making a joint stream concert between all these countries as well on the 4th of june. This was all made possible with good local help and funding from Nordic Culture Fund and KODA Kultur amongst others.