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As an adolescent, Teitur (full name Teitur Lassen) left his native Faroe Islands to follow his dream of becoming a singer. The folk-pop songs from his first album moved the North American public with their authenticity. Artists such as Rufus Wainwright and KT Tunstall expressed their interest and invited him to accompany them on tour. Teitur’s rise to fame continued with his subsequent albums and his collaboration with arranger Van Dyke Parks and singers Nolwenn Leroy and Judith Holofernes. A contemporary music enthusiast, Teitur co-signed the original soundtrack of the film The Reader(2008) with Nico Muhly. At BOZAR, Teitur will present his new album, I Want to Be Kind, recorded at New York’s iconic Reservoir Studios (David Bowie, Lou Reed) and produced by Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, The National). TheGuardiandescribes Teitur as “never less than extraordinary” and, according to KT Tunstall, “Teitur is the sound of melting ice, haunted woods, and beautiful honesty”.

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