The tuning of the world (Simon)

It’s been extremely stormy tonight and the whole house was vibrating. An amazing feeling that got right through my blanket under my skin and it also gave me some uncomfortable dreams, but I also felt very much alive. IT made me think of the elements and the constant drone of sound they add to our…

And there you sing – Creative Assignment #1 (Simon)

Collect 5 different sounds from your community (at least 30 sec each) and combine them in a sound collage. Besides the collected sound you may add two more elements of your choice. Listen with headphones and close you eyes! You crawl into this dark hole and there You sing You sing of hope with no…

Memolodies (Simon)

I must admit, I am a melody person; always have been. Probably even enforced by learning melody instruments and singing from when I was very young. I think it’s a rather a contemplative and aesthetic approach to music driven by sound as a colour and a story, in other words more cognitive, compared to experiencing…

Some little persistent melodies (Satu)

“Melody is powerful.  Melody played from the heart is both powerful and spiritual. Melody played from a heart that has been crushed to all things earthly and then beautifully recreated in the image of God is…divine…” – Kirk Whalum Bold melodies. That’s what I wondered this week. Bold, or lonely? And your input on that expanded…

Inspirational Quotes about Music (Satu)

 “It’s all about listening… and being ready.” – Keith Jarrett (on improvisation)   “If, while at the piano, you attempt to form little melodies, that is very well; but if they come into your mind of themselves, when you are not practising, you may be still more pleased; for the internal organ of music is…

The shortest days (Simon)

I rediscovered recently my curiosity for musical games and graphic notation. This is what came up when I got inspired by my teaching music in the cold short days of winter. A composition in 4 stations for at least 6 musicians. De korteste dage Denne komposition skal spilles af et ensemble af mindst 6 personer….