Since last time, quite a lot has happened.
I've found inspiration - lost inspiration - a found it again 😅
A couple of weeks ago we had a concert in Bergen Cathedral.
We prepared this concert for about 6months.
We had our amazing soundguy Anders with us, all our favourite musicians and this really good choir!
"Regnværssuite" turned out to become a beautiful piece with my choir arrangement, which is quite
a huge deal, because it was my very first arrangement..ever. And I'm so greatful that Sola Fide wanted to
sing it - and that they liked it💕. I really had to concentrate not to burst in to tears when they made the last
part so magical!
To make a good setlist is something that I work a lot on before a concert, and this time I think it clicked.
Also, our new songs "Brefall" and "Tidevann" where better than I could dare to hope for, and I can't wait to play them again!
All in all, the concert went really well I think, and the feeling we had after the concert can not be compared to anything else.
It is a mix of total happiness, a bit sadness that it's over, and emptiness. We gave everything, our soul and heart, and it
takes a few days after a concert like this just to be normal again. We analyse, we talk about what went well and what didn't, we play the
songs when we sleep and then, after a few days, we can look forward again.
Sadly, not that many came to the concert. Without a management, and with quite modest personalities😎
the PR-part is our achilles heel. We are not used to playing for thousands of people, but this time we really really
wanted people to come, because we knew it would be a great concert! We wanted to give people an extraordinaire experience.
And to those who came, I think we gave them that. And we are so gratefull to all of you<3 !THANKYOU!
And shouldn't that be enough?
We really want to record new music, but when the numers are red from a big concert like this, with that many
contributors, it looks bad.
Every other week, I want to give up. Why should we use all of our savings on this project when only a few wants to listen to it?
Some people think that art is not art until it has an audience, and sometimes I think the same. What's the point in making music-
an artform that is often feeded from it's audience. Artists often perform better live because they get so much back from their
audience, and then again they get inspired and make more and sometimes better art in return.
But it's normal to doubt. I guess it's healthy, and often it comes great things from struggeling a bit.
When I'm having doubt, I listen to the songs- and normally I say " Ahh, it was good today as well 😉
people just don't know that they need this type of music yet".
So imagine my surprise when Portugal won the Eurovision Song Contest with a tender and sweet piece filled with emotion.
I did not see that coming!
Luisa Sobrel have written a unique song that her brother, Salvador Sobral, sang really beautiful,
all alone in between all the other glam-songs with lights, coreography, dancers and choirs.
In his thankyou-speach he said that this was a victory for all the music that's been written with heart and soul,
not just to entertain, but to make people feel something. He praised his composer-sister, and when they sang the
song together, my heart almost burst. To me it seemed that they truly respected eachother, and that they
loved to perform and touch people with their music <3
So maybe one shouldn't give up yet.
Maybe it's a time for our music as well.
I think there's room for (almost😏)all music in the world- we use different music for different things, such as when we want to party, to dance, when we drive and when we run, when we are sad, happy, angry and in love. Sometimes we want to feel something- sometimes we want to forget something. Sometimes we like to listen to it live- other times we want to listen to it in our livingrooms.
But I have a wish- Get out there!
If you don't go out in the world you can't collect stories, spontanious things might not happen, and
you might not get surprised by something you didn't know you liked.
To make more art, all artist need that you as an user of art, show up. And that means all of us!
We as musicians should visit other musicians shows, go to vernissages, sircus-shows, and danceperformances ect.
Hopefully people who have something to give will continue to create- because the alternative is much worse.
And we need many different people to write all the different music.
Hopefully the same person doesn't write it all😉
Thankyou for your time.