The Jóhann Jóhannsson Foundation’s mission is to foster and enhance appreciation, education, and achievement in the areas of composition, music, and art around the world.
Jóhann Jóhannsson leaves behind a rich musical legacy as a film composer, recording artist, producer and touring musician. His work often blended electronic and classical orchestrations and bears the diverse influences of the Baroque, Minimalism, drone-based,electro acoustic music and alternative Rock´n Roll.
Jóhann could not be defined by any particular genre, and thus begins our mission to encourage upcoming generations of composers to defy conformity and create music for all types of media and mediums. Though Jóhann was just getting started building his illustrious career, his inspiration is wildly felt among a new generation of music makers. Our goal is to help identify those musicians and help them reach new heights.
The Jóhann Jóhannsson Foundation´s Core Elements:
EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS & OUTREACH
OBJECTIVE: Develop school programs where working composers, songwriters, and producers interact directly with current students
Present the latest technologies
Give a holistic approach to composition
Showcase practical skills that translate beyond performance
Encourage performance of original student compositions at holiday concerts in schools.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Create a unique, fun, and engaging program for young students just learning to play recorders and first instruments.
Focus on melody and expression of one’s voice
Give students opportunities to create their own melodies and perform
Workshops to include both composers, songwriters, and producers giving a full and fun perspective of melody creation.
MIDDLE SCHOOL - Alongside in-school workshops with artists…
Work with local school boards to offer performance opportunities at middle school level repertoire
Encourage schools’ music programs to premiere composer works in concert
HIGH SCHOOL – Alongside in-school workshops with artists…
Local- and national-level scholarship program where winning students are mentored by composers and have their winning pieces performed at gala event
Local school program teaching concert programming to encourage students to write for their school
Advocacy to local music schools and teachers to mentor high school students in all areas of composition.
The Johann Johannsson Foundation will organize an annual gala with donors where composers and artists of various stature perform new works to raise money for the foundation. Student composers’ work will be programmed alongside veteran composers.
Jóhann infused the world with his unique sound from his roots in Iceland. Music comes from every outlet of the world and JJF will work to fund programs and create resources to educate the next generation of emerging composers around the world through scholarships/education outreach and annual festival