A few weeks ago I went on a trip to Loen, which is a beautiful place located in a fjord between tall mountains and blue glaciers.
Sounds like an advertisement for Norway right?☺️
My goal for this solotrip was to take a step back from life; to digg into the nature and into myself, to get inspiration and make some new music,
in my own time and without anything rushing me or expecting things from me.
I brought my Yamaha digital piano, placed it in front of the hotelwindow and sat down.
It has always been hard for me to take myself seriously, and I think I've always felt that I had to prove that I'm worth something.
So on this trip I tried to do exactly that. I wheeled my piano with me through the reception, put it in place at my room,
and I felt like a real composer. And it felt good. Not trying to be important, or different or cool. I just had a
mission and I felt in sync with myself. Four days on my own, doing things in my own pace, beeing creative when I felt like it.
It was great!
In beetween writing music and floating in the pool😋 I went for a hike to Briksdalsbreen (glacier) and it was an extraordinary experience. This glacier has become really small, but still, the air, the sound, the colour and the structure of the glacier is something I've never seen before, and it mesmerized me.
The new song is called "Brefall" ( Glacierfall) and I have a really good feeling about it. I think I' ve captured the feelings I had when I went up the mountain, over the topp and through the valley towards the glacier.
Nature is my greatest inspiration, and when I work with the different parts of a piece I try to "see" and feel what it feels like to be in a particular
place, or how it feels like to f.ex be in the rain, or how it feels like to have a lot of water coming towards you. This time it's the feeling of the glacier and the mountains, of feeling incredibly small and yet a part of something huge and amazing.
I now know that the music comes from within me, and that it reflects my soul, my thoughts and my view of life.
To me it is beautiful, melancolic, tender, loving, daring, organic and living ; it is not chaotic or without borders, it is not angry (okey, a little bit angry),
and it doesn't need to impress, or be fake. It's real. It's me; who I've been, who I am and who I want to become.
Finding out that I have the ability to compose music has been my saviour.
Through the music I've found a way in to my own core, a way in to my feelings and a self esteem that is real, not fake.
I hope you all find something in life that give you a way to express yourself, something that makes you feel good
about yourself and help you develope, relax, and thrive in yourself. Because you matter! (Yes, a bit peppy this blog apparently,😎but it's true😘😘)
I wish you all the best!