Theme for the Nordic Council's Music Prize 2009:
Individual performers or groups who experiment with new forms of expression across the various genres or are pioneers within their genre with an innovative musical expression. The nominees must have attracted attention on the national, Nordic or international stage during last year (2008).
The nominees make up a colourful collection of Nordic artists, who each have something quite special to offer.
The nominations for 2009 are:
- Pekka Kuusisto & The Luomu Players
- Kari Kriikku
- Voces Thules
- Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson
- Arve Henriksen
- Paal Nilssen-Love
- Ale Möller Band
- Loney Dear
- Ulvens Döttrar
The winner of the Nordic Council Music Prize will be announced on Tuesday 2 June and the prize will be awarded at the Nordic Council Session in Stockholm at the end of October.