EUROPEAN GHOSTS: European Co-Creation and Co-Production in Action under Music Moves Europe
Paal Fagerheim Nord University, Misia Furtak Misia Furtak, Joana Nunes Negrão Repasseado, Hans Stop Nord University
Paal Fagerheim Nord UniversityProfessor in musicology specializing in popular music studies and music anthropology. My research interests is on northern Norwegian rap and reggae, especially connections between music, space and place. I also have done research on Sami music and constructions of ethnicity and identity through music making.
Misia Furtak Misia FurtakMisia Furtak is a remarkable presence in music. She is a composer, singer, a bass player, but she also arranges and produces music, is part of a collective, that organizes a boutique festival in nature, and works towards educating and encouraging young musicians. Together with Très.B, an international (DK, NL, PL, LU, US, UK) indie rock band she sung and played bass for until the band broke up in 2014, she received a Fryderyk Award for the debut of the year and the prestigious Polityka’s Passport. Solo, as Misia Ff, Furtak also won the city of Toruń Grzegorz Ciechowski Award. She later collaborated with eg. Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet (the album she appears on, was awarded a Gold Record), arranged for “NowOsiecka”, a project realized with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice and with Piotr Kaliński (Hatti Vatti) she formed an intriguing indie - electronic duo - Ffrancis. In 2019 she released a self-produced record, “Co przyjdzie?”, written together with Hania Rani, a brilliant Polish pianist and composer. As Vogue.pl points out: “With this album Misia Furtak is promoted to the PJ Harvey, Feist and Cat Power league”. On 26.11.2021 she released a brand new record commenting on the current political situation in Poland. Some of her musical collaborators include Christian Balvig (a.o Efterklang). She performed several hundred shows sharing the stage with a.o The National, Arlo Parks, TV On The Radio, Jamie Lidell, Spiritualized and many others.
Joana Nunes Negrão RepasseadoJoana Negrão is a singer, songwriter and musician (Portuguese Bagpipe, Adufe and galician tamborine) She graduated from Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas of Lisbon in History and Archeology but her passion to the past led her, in the last 15 years, in the searching for the portuguese traditional old songs and the percussions played by women. She also had Classical Singing Technique with Ana Leonor Pereira and bagpipe classes in the Portuguese Association for the Study of the Portuguese Bagpipe. She worked with Dazkarieh from 2006- 2014 with whom she recorded 5 albums and made concerts around the world. Seiva is her actual folk-rock group also based on the portuguese musical traditions, with a first album recorded in 2014 and a new one coming out in 2021. Seiva already played in festivals like Folk Hebst in Germany, Eurofonik festival in Nantes (France) the Ghanafest Festival in Malta and the Night of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland. They also showcased at WestWay Lab, in the BIME City of Bilbao, at SIM São Paulo, and are INES Talent 2020 selection. They also played and streamed live for NAMM Festival and in 2021 they were part of the opening show at Womex, Oporto. She founded Repasseado agency who's in charge of booking and/or mangment of Seiva, Omiri, Bicho Carpinteiro, Lusitanian Ghosts and her new solo project A Cantadeira. She gave traditional music classes to the preschool between 2013 and 2019 and between 2017 and 2021 she gave classes of traditional songs and culture in Academia de Música e Belas Artes Luísa Todi, in Setúbal.
Hans Stop Nord UniversityHans Støp is Associate professor in Music Production at the Department of Music, Nord University. He has held this position since 2005. He has own his reputation as a singer/composer/producer in the Norwegian Rock Band Locomotives (signed to BMG/Sony Scandinavia and Mammoth Records, U.S) in the years 1994-2004. In 2021, he released his first solo-album under the artist name Trees Up North.
Nuno Saraiva LusitanianWith over 25 years music industry experience in Canada, UK, and Portugal, Nuno Saraiva is the founder of SCL Agency and its group of companies including Lusitanian Music Publishing. Saraiva is the Executive Director of the WHY Portugal export office and music exchange platform, founded in 2016. Saraiva is also co-founder of Portugal’s first PRO conference and showcase Festival Westway LAB, which started in 2014, and is also the founding President of the AMAEI, the Portuguese Independent Trade Association, founded in 2012. He is a Board Member of IMPALA, the European Music Companies Association in Brussels; and also Board Member of EMEE – European Music Exporters Exchange, in representation of WHY Portugal.