VOLUNTARY AND FREELANCE WORK
Elin Brimheim Heinesen is passionate about the internet and keeps herself constantly up-to-date with online trends.
Elin was the webmaster and web editor for the website MUSIC.fo from 2012 to 2014 – an online music magazine for everyone interested in current information about music from the Faroe Islands – a work she did on a voluntary basis in her spare time . The site contained an abundance of videos, photos, articles, podcasts and other information – all about Faroese music. Unfortunately, it took too much work to keep the site updated. So much was happening on the Faroese music scene and other duties demanded Elin’s attention, so she had to take the tough decision to shut down the website. Here is a snapshot of the website on the Wayback Machine.
Elin was also webmaster and web editor for the website www.faroeislandsreview.com from 2009 to 2012 – a web magazine about the Faroe Islands in general. Here is a snapshot from 2010.
Earlier she was the creator and editor of www.fo-dk.dk – a website about the relationship between the Faroe Islands and Denmark first published in April, 2000 and was running up to 2007 This voluntary work also stopped due to other commitments, when Elin moved to the Faroes in 2007. Here is a snapshot from 2002.
Besides Elin has had various journalistic research assignments on a freelance basis. She has written numerous features and reviews for Danish and Faroese newspapers. She sometimes writes art, music, film and theatre reviews. And she has worked on various projects involving advertising campaigns and market research. This has resulted in various publications, mainly about marketing consultancy.
MUSIC AND THEATRE
Since 1964 Elin has been active as a music composer and singer. She released the album Nalja on MC in 1988, and on CD in 1998, together with Kári Jacobsen. In 2010 she released an album again with her own interpretations of some of her mothers and uncle’s most treasured songs. They both died of cancer in 2005 and 2006, and this album is Elin’s tribute to them. Read about Elin’s musical career and hear some of her songs and specifically about her albums – Yndisløg and Handan Stjørnurnar. And here is a list of other releases she has been a part of.
Elin has been active in local theatre life, as a performer and organiser, at Tórshavns Jazz Society since its foundation in 1975. She was one of the founders and a board member of the society in the first years.
Elin has arranged concerts – and still does – and she was a co-founder of a couple of music- and composer societies in Torshavn.
She has performed in musical theatre pieces such as Seymistovan at the Tórshavn Theatre (1978) and The Lost Musicians, a play based on the novel by William Heinesen, at the Nordic House in Tórshavn (1993).
RADIO, TV AND FILM
Elin toured the Faroe Islands as a revue singer for three years (1975-1978). These performances were part of the weekly Saturday night entertainment show on the Faroese radio.
She has made music videos and music programmes on a freelance basis for Faroese TV and radio since 1975.
She has produced various radio programmes since 1975, including a series of nine programmes about the history of jazz and a six-part radio play for children. She produced and played in various radio plays, produced children’s shows, recited several children’s books and sung several children’s songs in the radio.