What sparked the creation of bassoon.is?
This website has been created to honour the Icelandic bassoonists, and the many other musicians and composers that, during the 20th century, embarked on a mission to build Iceland’s musical life to be on par with its neighbours’ in Europe and America.
Iceland´s robust musical life today owes a debt to many musicians and trailblazers of the 20th century, some who immigrated to Iceland from Europe and America. Just as those musicians shared their knowledge, skills and expertise with the Icelandic nation and musicians, Iceland is sharing its heritage and modern culture with the rest of the world.
Being a nation of less than 300.000 people and living on an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Icelanders struggled with isolation for centuries. Today the internet reduces this isolation and brings people together from all over the world. It also makes it possible for anything to be available to anyone no matter where they live.