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Knút Háberg Eysturstein is a PhD candidate in Music Education at Faculty of Education, University of the Faroe Islands. Eysturstein has worked as Teaching lecturer in Music at the Faculty of Education and as Teaching lecturer in Art theory at the Arts degree at the Faculty of Language and Literature at the University of the Faroe Islands. In addition to academic work, Eysturstein has 20+ years experience as a musician on the Faroese music scene with participation in several bands and projects as well as solo work.

Research interests

Knút Háberg Eysturstein is currently undertaking his PhD project The Concept of The Faroese in Music Education - Negotiating Identity and Notions of Tradition at Faculty of Education/Námsvísindadeildin at Uni. Faroe Islands.

The project’s main objective is to examine how notions of tradition are negotiated in curriculums in a music educational context. In order to do this the project must both discuss the concept of the Faroese as it pertains to music, i.e., the role of notions of tradition and identity, and uncover how music education is practiced in the Faroes educational system.

Eysturstein's main areas of research interest are ethnomusicology, music education, music history, identity formation, notions of tradition, and nation-building. He has previously presented and published papers on issues of music and notions of tradition in the Faroe Islands and is the author of the monograph Heimurin, ið hvarv - útlagna sangtónaskaldið Regin Dahl og føroyska tjóðin (Sprotin, 2019) about the exiled song composer Regin Dahl and the Faroese nation.


2022-2023: Teaching lecturer in Music as Subject, Faculty of Education, University of the Faroe Islands.

2021-2022: Teaching lecturer at the Arts Degree, Faculty of Language and Literature, University of the Faroe Islands.

2020-2021: Teaching lecturer (contract) in Music as Subject, Faculty of Education, University of the Faroe Islands.

2019-2020: Lecturer in art theory and music at the Arts Degree, Faculty of Language and Literature, University of the Faroe Islands.

2017-2019: Substitute lecturer in 20th century music history, Faculty of Education, University of the Faroe Islands.

Creative Works


2023 - Knút Hjartasláttur (songwriter, musician, producer) 
2023 - Knút 'Vit sótu við havið' (songwriter, musician, producer)
2023 - Knút 'Tú ert' (songwriter, musician, producer) lyrics: R. Dahl (1918-2007)
2022 - Knút 'Ogn' (songwriter, musician, producer) lyrics: Regin Dahl (1918-2007)
2021 - Knút 'Himnafar' (songwriter, musician, producer)
2021 - Konni Kass Diplopia (keys, co-arranger)
2021 - Knút 'Villiniborg' (songwriter, musician, producer)
2020 - Anders Riis Opdrift (keys, co-arranger)
2019 - Lea Kampmann 'Sail' (co-producer, synth)
2018 - Svartmálm Svartmálm (co-producer, co-writer, gittar, keys)
2018 - Sawdust & Rust Leaving A Memory (keys)
2017 - Anders Riis Alt Væk (keys, co-arranger)
2017 - Lea Kampmann Common Blue EP (co-producer, synths)
2016 - Konni Kass Haphe (keys, co-writer, co-arranger)
2015 - Altverkið EP (keys)
2014 - Tuxedo Rebels Sometimes The World Is Dark (producer, co-writer, musician)
2014 - Orka Leipzig (backing vox on 'Black Ice Age')
2014 - Ave Benjamin Petersen & Ave Petur Pólson Ave (keys)
2014 - Høgni Lisberg Call For A Revolution (keys, co-arranger)
2013 - Knút On High (songwriter, musician, co-arranger)
2013 - Høgni Lisberg EP (synth on 'Minnið')
2013 - Allan Tausen Unknown (hammond organ)
2011 - Høgni Reistrup Samrøður við Framtíðina (keys)
2009 - Petur Pólson Tokyó (keys, gittar, co-writer)
2009 - Knút The Desert Holds A Flower (songwriter, musician, co-producer)
2006 - Gestir Burtur frá Toftunum (keys)
2006 - Marius The Sky Is Our Home (keys)
2005 - Petur Pólson Koma (keys, guitar, co-writer)
2004 - Knút Háberg Eysturstein Havsglóð (songwriter, musician, co-producer)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master, MA, Master of Arts in Musicology with elective in Aesthetic Thinking, University of Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen

1 Aug 201115 Oct 2014

Bachelor, Musicology, University of Copenhagen, University of Copenhagen

1 Aug 200830 Jun 2011

External positions

Council Member, The Arts Council of the Municipality of Tórshavn, Municipality of Torshavn


Representative for LISA, The Council of Faroese Artists In the Cultural Prize Committee at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Culture


LISA representative, Føroya tónleikarafelag/Association of Faroese Musicians

2016 → …

Council member, LISA - Listasamband Føroya/The Council of Faroese Artists

2016 → …


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